Okay...here's the quick synopsis: We composed and honed melodies, implied harmonies with drums, and developed arrangements. Kenny beat on a set of 5 djembes, a drum kit, inventions of his own making, and my fiddles (relax...with chopsticks). As you may imagine, I played fiddle. We created structure. We gave ourselves to improvisation. We laughed. We cried. I had a rhythmic fiddle lesson. We conversed about career and industry, beliefs about rhythm and music, life changing epiphanies, inventions and inspirations from dreams, lyrics, the dance, and of course drummer jokes.
Stay tuned for a future podcast of our interview and conversation. The 5 djembe composition "Five and a Fiddle" is available for listening here or by clicking here.
Casey says, "During years of live performance and recording together, Kenny and I have never gotten to know each other as well as we did in these two days. I hope you enjoy these sneak peeks." He continues saying "But wait! The fiddling and sticking doesn't stop there. On October 3 & 4, I collaborated for two days with Futureman, percussionist for Béla Fleck & the Flecktones and inventor of the Drumitar. We changed gears from F/S:1 and set up a mobile studio in an awesome photography warehouse called CRAFT Studio. I'll be digging into this music soon!"
Casey is always on the edge and bringing more folks into his realm should be exciting as ever.