Local Boy Comes Home

180272789_168fd1df9a_m.jpg Casey Driessen, taken byScott SimontacchiSurprisingly enough, the Reader grabbed this one: Longview and Casey Driessen at the Old Town School tomorrow night as part of Robbie FulksSecret Country Series. Longview is what the reader said it is: a bunch of superstar bluegrass guys who get together every once in a while to play some shows. They’re all amazing pickers and singers, and I’m sure they’ll put on a great show.What the reader didn’t mention is that Casey Driessen is a local boy. The old-timers (I’m definitely gonna get in trouble for saying that) around here all have stories of little Casey and little Noam (Pikelny, who turned into possibly the best banjo player ever) showing up at jams and shows way back when. The first time I heard Casey was on Country Love Songs, Robbie Fulks’ first album. He plays some awesome fiddle on there, and he couldn’t have been over twenty when he recorded it. I recently saw him last summer at the Rockygrass festival in Colorado, playing with… well, just about every band there. Anyways, his new album was up for a Grammy this year, and I’m sure he’ll put on a really cool show. You should check it out.Longview and Casey Driessen at the Old Town SchoolSunday, March 18, 2007$224:00 PM & 7:30 PM

1 Comment so far

  1. Dan Telfer (unregistered) on March 17th, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

    Ha! I doubt he remembers me, but I went to high school with Casey.

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