Hailing from all around Kentucky, The 23 String Band pay homage to the deep roots of American traditional music, while pushing forward with genre-bending, hard-driving originals and distinctive arrangements.
Their youthful brand of "original hillbilly music" weaves in and out of old-time, bluegrass, acoustic roots and anything else that strikes their fancy — it's not uncommon to hear a Beastie Boys cover by these boys. It's a contagious conglomeration that's entertaining and energetic, and will get you on your feet and dancing every time!
2011 is an exciting year for the band, with performances on festival stages from Alabama to Wyoming, and a list of venues ranging from concert and listening room atmospheres to clubs and private parties, where the music is rockin' and the floor shakes all night from dancing.
The band have truly found their creative stride, with new compositions and arrangements at every turn. Fans can also look forward to the release of Catch 23, the promising sophomore album from The 23 String Band, this summer.
Notable performances include the Master Musicians Festival, Forecastle Festival, International Bluegrass Museum's ROMP Bluegrass Roots & Branches Fest, Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival, Kentucky Bluegrass Music Festival, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, and Mountain Heritage Literary Festival.