Five Firsts: Hanneke Cassel
NAME: Hanneke Cassel
BAND AFFILIATION: The Hanneke Cassel Trio (with cellist Ariel Friedman and guitaristn Christopher Lewis)
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … (tape) Michael W. Smith’s “The Big Picture”
2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Mark O’Connor/ the David Grisman Quintet/ Bela Fleck & the Flecktones (triple bill)
3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … (first played) piano
4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … something on the piano… maybe Minuet in G?
5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … the Haanneke Cassel band! (with a guitar player)
Fab fiddle champion Hanneke Cassel and her bandmates – cellist Ariel Friedman and guitarist Christopher Lewis – take over the stage at Old Songs in Voorheesville at 8pm on Saturday (February 11). Tix are $20.