Casey Driessen has never taken the standard path in his music career. Described by Zac Brown as “a mad scientist with a five-string fiddle,” the GRAMMY-nominated fiddle player loves to experiment, collaborate, teach, travel, and push the boundaries of not only his instrument, but of what it means to be an independent working musician in the current climate.
Over the past 10 years, Driessen has released three solo records and toured as a one-man live looping show called The Singularity; collaborated with Darrell Scott, Tim O’Brien, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Steve Earle and others; produced and engineered records; teched, managed stages, tours, and merch; and travelled the world playing music in 18 countries on 4 continents and counting.
Currently, the unconventional gig that keeps him busy yet free to experiment is a recent appointment as Program Director of Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) for Berklee College of Music’s graduate school at their international campus in Valencia, Spain.
In the fall of 2020, Casey and his family will depart Berklee’s Valencia campus for a new life adventure, embarking on a one-year excursion through eight countries before returning to the United States. These travels will mark the beginning of Otherlands: A Global Music Exploration—a collaborative travel/cultural/music project documented through audio and video recordings and photography.
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