Thomas Cassell is a skilled multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, pictured above with his custom D-MA.
From Thomas’ Website:
“Originally from the sacred bluegrass mountains of southwestern Virginia, Thomas Cassell is among the highest rank of modern bluegrass musicians. Cassell is a founding member of respected progressive group Circus No. 9, and has performed with Billy Strings, the Bryan Sutton Band, Jim Lauderdale, Missy Raines, Becky Buller, and countless others. Now a resident of East Tennessee, he is cultivating new and progressive original music – not ignorant of the great traditions that preceded him – all through the lens of the mandolin.
In 2020 Cassell was awarded the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year award. He is also the winner of the 2016 Rockygrass mandolin contest, and a two-time alum of the prestigious Acoustic Music Seminar in Savannah Georgia, where he collaborated with artists including Darrell Scott, Bryan Sutton, Mike Marshall, Aoife O’Donovan, Kaia Kater, and Julian Lage.
Cassell teaches mandolin instruction at East Tennessee State University and University of the South.”