Casey Christopher Driessen, eclectic bluegrass fiddler and singer, plays instruments at 4 or 5 strings which combine with two pedalboards.
He graduated from Berklee College of Music studying with Matt Glaser and collaborated with many artists, including: Béla Fleck with whom he also made a tourne in China and Tibet with the Sparrow Quartet (Béla Fleck-CaseyDriessen-Abigail Washburn and Ben Sollee), Steve Earle, Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, Jim Lauderdale, Lee Ann Womack, Mark Schatz, John Doyle and Chris Thile.
He worked in studio with Darol Anger, John Mayer, Jerry Douglas, Jamey Haddad and Blue Merle and recorded the soundtrack for the film of Johnny Cash "Walk the Line."
He has published three CDs and the song "Jerusalem Ridge", included in his first album, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Plays a regular teaching activity and has published, with the violinist Darol Anger and cellist Rushad Eggleston an instructional DVD titled Chops & Grooves ... Explorations rhythmic for string instruments.
"The Schertler DYN-V gives my tone quality and consistency from night to night no matter the venue, and I never have problems with harshness or feedback. Drop the pizzicato one or two octaves for some fat bass along with a kick drum thump from the heel of my hand on the fiddle body and it's just what I need for my solo layering and looping. When it's time to return to the uninhibited sound of my acoustic fiddle, I just remove the pickup with zero harm to the instrument. The DYN-V is just what I need."
photo credits: © David Harris