Strings Attached project’s third collection of intergenerational recordings utilizing the developing talents of its students and seasoned local musicians. The project finds its home in American roots music genres, this time with a focus on cowboy and frontier American music.
Inspired by and covering the songs of Stephen Foster, Bob Wills, Jimmie Rodgers, writings of John A. Lomax and Hollywood’s cowboy craze of the “Golden Era.” We hope you enjoy it – Happy Trails!
STAY TUNED! NEW RECORDINGS COMING OUT THIS YEAR. We’re hard at work on our fourth collection of American roots music, this time ROCKABILLY! The Strings Attached project is producing new work at the Native Sound recording studio in the Cherokee Street Arts District with the help of local musicians. We’re exploring the sounds of rockabilly music classics such as, “Guitar Boogie,” “Honey Don’t,” “Mystery Train,” “Rebel Rouser” and “Sleepwalk.”
The Strings Attached project connects youth, ages 5 to 17, with music education using American roots music. We learn to play instruments such as guitar, ukulele, dobro, banjitar and mandolin. If you would like to learn more about the project, please click on the file symbol above and to the left.
2017 Events coming up and more to come! Stay tuned for location updates and other announcements.
Help Strings Attached get a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to be on the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Team Scoreboard with our video of Strings Attached singing,”Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Vote for Strings Attached project on the Cardinals website from now until June 30,2017 at St. Louis Cardinals Talented Fan Video
Root, root, root for the home team and Strings Attached by voting today and each day until June 30th!
Join Us Wednesday, June 21st at the Ferguson Library for Make Music Day from 12 noon to 1 p.m.
MAKE MUSIC DAY is an annual city-wide celebration of music that takes place on June 21. Anyone and everyone is invited to either join and play music, or host performances. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.
Strings Attached project will be celebrating the day by playing music in front of the Ferguson Public Library, continuing our commitment to promote music education through libraries.
We’ll have extra ukuleles on hand if anyone would like to stop by and join us on a song or two!
Join Strings Attached at the Whistle Stop Ice Cream Train Depot for the 2nd Annual “Play Music on the Porch Day.”
Throughout history it was common to hear live music on porches, in yards and on street corners. Musicians would regularly surround themselves with friends and family to sing and play music together. This tradition is being lost as more people only experience music as passive entertainment instead of as a participatory celebration of life.
PLAY MUSIC ON THE PORCH DAY invites musicians to revive the tradition of gathering, singing and playing music outside with friends and family. Join Strings Attached for music and an ice cream social on Saturday, August 26th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Contact us about bringing American roots music artists to visit your school:
If you missed our spring 2017 concert check out some video from the event!
This years’ AWARD GUITARS recipients: Each year we give students instruments who come to their lessons regularly, practice and give back to the community through performance. Thank you to all the donors who have made it possible again in 2017: Congrats to our guitar award-winning students. Keep up the great music-making with your new instruments!
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