Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Artstrings - A New Supergroup Has Formed

Some of you may have seen a couple special shows that The Greens have done in collaboration with 18 Strings under the performance name Tuck & The Heart Strings. We love this project and it gets both bands together playing what is an eclectic set of voicings playing all your Greens favorites.

Tuck & The Heart Strings is now officially known as Artstrings.

18 Strings (who you should know by now - they've been playing all over for a while now) is Andy on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, Chris on mandolin, and Greg on upright bass. They've been playing restylized versions of Andy's excellent song work, along with some new songs all their own, and it's a great experience to go see them live. Chris' wife also sings vocals and it's really a nice velvety set of layers that they all put together on stage.

Artstrings takes the 18 Strings lineup and adds Ben and Nathan into the mix. Nathan plays percussion and sings backup vocals, and Ben plays banjo most of the time with some 12 string guitar or piano mixed in. What makes this such a unique set of voicings is this - there are more instruments on stage than there are musicians. Chris is a masterful piano player and he gets the opportunity to hop on the boards whenever he wants. Greg can really wail on the harmonica, which gives Ben a chance to back him up on bass guitar. This is the first project that The Greens has been part of where there's truly a fluid lineup on stage. We all will drift in and out on whatever instrument tickles our fancy for each song, and that adds a whole new element to the flow we have on stage.

Artstrings online presence is about to be released once some red tape is handled. We are really happy about this project and hope that it will support both The Greens and 18 Strings.

*whispers in secret voice*: Artstrings is a "secret" project that pops up on location where 18 Strings or The Greens are booked. Please stay close to our social media to know when the next Artstrings show is happening near you. As for now, here's the latest upcoming date where you can come out and join us for this experience - come catch Artstrings at Honi Honi in Deep Creek, MD on Friday May 25th!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Morgantownie Fest 18 is coming!

Do you live in or around Morgantown but do NOT celebrate WVU Spring Break? You just may qualify as a townie.

While all the college students are off to the beach or just laying around back home, you get the chance to come out to 123 Pleasant St to see the inaugural Morgantownie Fest 18!

Seven bands will dazzle and amaze for the low low cover charge of seven dollars. That's a dollar a band! Plus, it's all-ages until 10pm so everyone can come get in on this action.

We're happy to be headlining this festival, and we love working with 123 Pleasant St. Come early and stay late, because this promises to be a fantastic evening of hometown music right here in Morgantown.

Saturday March 10
Doors at 6PM
$7 Cover
All ages until 10PM
18+ after 10PM

Friday, January 26, 2018

Coming to the Adelphia Theatre in Marietta, OH

This Saturday, January 27th, we will be live in concert at the fabulous Adelphia Theatre in Marietta, OH.

Joining us will be 18 Strings, a string band trio fronted by Andrew Tuck. Main feature for the evening will be Tuck & The heartstrings, which is a project comprised of all members of 18 Strings and The Greens. It'll be a truly special night of music. Come join us!

Closing set will be by The Greens.

Doors at 7pm
Show starts at 9pm
Tickets are $7 at the door

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Greens need your vote!

Summer Camp Music Festival is doing their On The Road tour to find the best regional bands to add to their 2018 lineup. 

Next stop is 123 Pleasant St on January 20th and we are one of four acts vying for a spot on this year's lineup.

We need your vote! This battle of the bands will prove to be one hell of a party as well as one hell of a competition. Come out this Saturday to support your local Appalachian Rock 'n Roll supplier The Greens!

This battle will be decided by actual votes, not an Applause-o-meter and not by a panel of judges. Your support means the world to us. 

Major props to Summer Camp for even doing this kind of thing. No matter what happens they have our respect and support! 

Please come out and help us take our unique brand of Earth Funk Party Songs and Neo-Classic Rock Soul Boogaloo to Summer Camp Music Festival 2017!