“As the director of the Acoustic Music Seminar at the Savannah Music Festival I have had the good fortune to be able to hand pick a select group of young acoustic musicians to be a part of that program since 2011.
Thomas was one of the mandolinists chosen to be a part of that elite group of up and coming acoustic string players. I was struck by the cool tunes that he was already writing back then, so to see that flowering of his musical development is an absolute joy.
Here he is joined by some of the other members of our seminar, Matthew Davis on banjo, Avery Merritt and Julian Pinelli on fiddles, and Sam Leslie on guitar.
I feel like a proud papa witnessing the growth of some of my prodigies. He’s killing it here. They ALL are. Sit back and enjoy the future of New Acoustic Music as we enter the next phase of this musical style. Fresh tunes inspired and informed by tradition but never held back by it. Great arrangements, ideas, and amazing soloing.”
- Mike Marshall
released August 31, 2018
Thomas Cassell - mandolin
Matthew Davis - banjo
Avery Merritt - fiddle
Vince Ilagan - bass
Sam Leslie - guitar
Adam Steffey - voice, mandolin (5)
Wyatt Rice - guitar (9)
Julian Pinneli - fiddle (10)