Versatile, gifted, generous, creative and multi-faceted, these are a few of the adjectives attributed to Chris Caswell’s musical abilities. All were on display at the 2014 Grammys as Chris took the stage as Musical Director with Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers and Daft Punk for their performance of “Get Lucky” (Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance) from Random Access Memories. The album won Album of the Year, Best Dance/Electronica Album, and Best Engineered Album, sweeping all categories in which they were nominated. Caswell was an integral part of Random Access Memories, co-writing two of its tracks (“Touch” and “Beyond”), and serving as an arranger, orchestrator, and keyboard player.
The Daft Punk collaboration is just one of many for Caswell, who has arranged and played keyboards, bass/bass pedals, accordion and guitar with artists ranging from Smokey Robinson, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Chris Mann, Natasha Bedingfield and Matisyahu to Bill Withers and Jason Mraz.