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My Life and This Old Piano

Posted in Family, Inspirational, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 20, 2011 by robcassels

Now I can see so much clearer how God had my life planned.They say hindsight is 20/20,and of course it is.This piano has been following me for 34 years.I was delivering a new Mason Hamlin six foot grand to this high scool and noticed this old piano on the stage floor.The legs were broke off and it just layed on the floor.The principal told me to take it with me if I wanted it.So I took it to my studio and set it up,repaired the legs and lyre.To my surprise I saw the whole insides(really what matters for sound quality,) was totally restored,pin block,pins,strings,hammer,and key action.I customized the action and hammer voicing next.

After performing a fine tuning on this baby I discovered a whole new world of inspiration.I have written most of my songs on this instrument.Being a studio piano over 200 gospel songs and years of recording sessions were performed on it also.Just last week we recorded some tracks for a movie score we are working on.God continues to use this piano for his glory.Last month we moved it to the church sanctuary where it will stay beside my Hammond B-3.It will now inspire hundreds more to worship.

Remember the old story about the oldĀ violin at the auction?God uses the foolishness of the world to confound the wise.No telling how many people have been blessed by this piano considering records and airplay an television and all.The old piano the school system thought was trash!


Hammond B3 is going to Illinois

Posted in Inspirational, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 18, 2010 by robcassels

I decided to take the organ to Illinois with me to the Cornerstone Festival.Everybody is using “keyboards,”to make organ sounds in live concerts and on recordings.The so called “duplicate sounds,” are cheesy at best.Ever notice Greg Allman always uses the real Hammond organ in his shows?World class groups like “Deep Purple,”now deceased Billy Preston and all the great classics used the real thing.

Everyone says”you gonna move that thing,that will be a lot of work.”Well just call me the hardest working man in the music ministry.Once I get it on the stage an up and running the crowd will know the difference.It’s time to give our God the best we can do.I can certainly do this for his glory.

Organ on the road