CASEY DRIESSEN RECORDS SOPHOMORE ALBUM OUT MAY 12

With one Grammy nomination and two years of solo touring under his belt for 3D, his debut release on Sugar Hill Records, inventive genre-warping fiddler Casey Driessen has recorded a fascinating new CD.

On his independently released follow-up, Oog (Red Shoe Records, May 12 release), Driessen goes beyond the “look-at-me” attitude of a predominantly instrumental record and focuses energy towards his talents as a composer and producer. Drawing solely on the past two years of musical and world travel experience, Oog ebbs and flows through dynamic sonic landscapes of color and texture extremes — aggressive to beautiful, dense and airy, intense yet relaxed. For those fans of Casey’s signature chop style of funky fiddle percussion and his fierce powerful solos, have no fear; you will find what you seek. His trusty sidekick, 5-String Fiddle, speaks with a soulful and passionate maturity that respects the diverse moods of the melodies. And, although you can’t hear them (or can you?), you know he’s wearing red shoes.

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