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Fiddler Casey Driessen goes his own way

Thursday, February 12, 2009 – Fiddler Casey Driessen is going his own way with his next CD after getting a Grammy nomination for his Sugar Hill disc, "3D." "Oog" (Red Shoe Records) comes out May 12 with Driessen focusing on his talents as a composer and producer.

Drawing solely on the past two years of musical and world travel experience, "Oog" encompasses different sonic landscapes. He also is not abandoning his 5-string fiddle.

The core band is Matt Chamberlain (drums, percussion, fiddlesticks), Viktor Krauss (basses), Darrell Scott (electric guitars and pedal steel guitar) and Jason Lehning (co-producer and engineer). They recorded the disc with one day of rehearsal and three days in the studio.

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