Friends of Fiddles! Friends of Sticks!
It gives me great joy to report that Fiddle/Sticks: The Drummer Project was successfully funded this morning! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your generous contributions and all the time and effort spent spreading the word far and wide.
Well, now what???
In the next few months I'll be:
• Going through the audio and video captured in the first Fiddle/Sticks session with Kenny Malone, and preparing the sharable bits;
• Creating the Chop Shop, the online members-only Fiddle/Sticks hangout for sharing of content and discussion;
• And planning/preparing for the next sessions with Futureman and Jamey Haddad.
Welcome to the wild ride of fiddles and rhythm. Buckle up. There's no telling where we'll end up....just remember, you're partially responsible ;-)
With great appreciation,
Thanks to everyone who has supported and checked out my Fiddle/Sticks drummer project. This will just take 54 more seconds of your time.
Fundraising ends this coming Saturday morning, June 23 at 10:56A Eastern Time.
All I'm asking is in the 30sec after you finish reading this, you post the following to your FaceBook and Twitter feeds:
@CaseyDriessen needs your help in the home stretch! Please fund his Fiddle/Sticks Project by this Friday. Groove on! http://kck.st/fdl-stx
With great excitement, I'm happy to report this project is already under way. It's day 2 of 2 in the studio with Kenny Malone, and I can't wait to begin sharing the experience with you. In fact, you can see a time lapse of us setting up here! http://tinyurl.com/fdlstx-setup Futureman and Jamey Haddad are next. And after them…
Thanks again for your time and efforts.
Have a great day.
[dont' forget to enjoy the video below]
Great Big Welcome to all the new supporters in the Fiddle/Sticks Family since Update #1. THANKS for your generosity.
I just returned from the Bonnaroo Music Festival where I performed a couple Singularity shows. The sets were well attended by listening grooving peoples, and I made sure to spread the word about the F/S project. I also enlisted about 25 folks to hand out nearly 2500 Fiddle/Sticks postcards - in addition to roaming the masses myself. Thanks B'Roo Crowd Team!
My most exciting news is...I took a morning off from the festival to meet Kenny Malone for breakfast at Nashville's 24hr landmark, the Hermitage Cafe. We locked June 18 & 19 for our 2 day session at Zac Brown's new Southern Ground Studio in Nashville, talked some rhythmic game plan turkey, and then scoped out the studio together - but not before we had "dessert" in our favorite room at Fork's Drum Closet, the cymbal room.
Even though the first drummer encounter begins before fundraising is finished, I still need your help!
A Call to All Supporters: Please continue to spread the word far and wide - it's been working! Let your friends and family know you're supporting and encourage them to join you. When sharing via Twitter & FaceBook - please add this link: http://kck.st/fdl-stx.
Okay, back to the ole 5-string catgut.
[don't want to read? just watch the video below]
Hi Fiddle/Sticks Family,
IMMENSE THANKS to all that have supported so far. My Fiddle/Sticks fundraising is off to a great start, and I'm confident we can make this happen. The $15k I'm raising will get the project underway and cover roughly half of my budget.
I'm getting fired up, and schedules don't wait around - so Kenny Malone and I are going to get this [drum] rolling. 2 days in the studio are being put on the books for the end of June(!). This weekend we have a breakfast date to brainstorm our drums/fiddle mayhem. Stay tuned for juicy bacony tidbits!
As exciting as that is, I'm not out of my [bamboo] woods yet and can still use your help in two easy ways. Please keep in mind fundraising ends: Saturday, June 23, 10:56a EDT.
1) Share it via FaceBook & Twitter. Announce your support with a grooving pride and encourage others to do the same. Please add this link when you share: <http://kck.st/fdl-stx>
2) Talk about it: If you say "Fiddle/Sticks" three times in a row in a conversation, I'll magically appear and be unleashed in the world of drumming, percussive, chopping fiddle.
I suppose that's all for now. Back to the underground fiddle laboratory for more Singularity and FiddleSticks experiments.
Thanks again for your support!
pledged of $15,000 goal
seconds to go
Apr 24, 2012 - Jun 23, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Named on special "Fiddle/Sticks Thanks" blog on Casey's site. General project update email 4x a year.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Reward 1 plus: One year of access to "Chop Shop," the online project hangout with real-time audio/video/photo/blog content as Fiddle/Sticks evolves.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
111 backers Limited (39 of 150 left)
Reward 1 & 2 plus: Limited edition Casey Driessen: Singularity CD. One man. One fiddle. One pedalboard.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $75 or more
42 backers Limited (208 of 250 left)
Rewards 1 & 3 plus: Limited edition screen print Fiddle/Sticks poster and Fiddle/Sticks Vol.1 CD.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $200 or more
12 backers Limited (63 of 75 left)
Rewards 1, 3 & 4 plus: One set of fiddle stems (stereo audio tracks) and one set of drum stems from each collaboration. Intended for remix, sampling, study, and general geeking out. Audio files ready for editors such as ProTools, Logic, Garageband, etc.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $500 or more
3 backers Limited (22 of 25 left)
Rewards 1, 3, 4 & 5 plus: Signatures of all musicians on the limited edition screen print Fiddle/Sticks poster and Fiddle/Sticks Vol.1 CD.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $1,750 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
Rewards 1, 3, 4 & 5 plus: One pair of drumsticks and the set of fiddle strings from one of the collaborations, custom mounted in a shadow-box signed by the musicians.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $3,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
Rewards 1, 3, 4 & 5 plus: Personal one (1) day hands-on workshop/clinic with Casey to discuss fiddles, rhythm, and finer points of the Fiddle/Sticks experience. Includes 1hr solo performance.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013