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Strung Up

by String Fingers

A dynamic group of musicians ever-changing and ever-revolving between a strong cast and a style of music that will remain timeless.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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1. The Plan
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2. Bridging The Gap
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3. Without A Doubt
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4. Creekside Ride
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5. De Ja Vu
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6. Cyclic Redundancy
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7. Box Car Train
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8. Silicon Valley
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9. Beggin' You Please
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10. The Deal
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Album Notes
This is the beginning. The String Fingers band is making their debut in 2008. Founding members, Dan Tressler and Dan Carlucci, have been involved with many musical projects in the past recent years and this album is a marker of what is new and what is to come. As the String Fingers develop a cast for the next album, this current album, "Strung Up", features the versatility of these two musicians. A strong sense of timeless song writing has been infused into these minds with a clear thought of a vast audience. "Strung Up" features mostly acoustic renditions of an equal amount of songs written by both Dan Tressler and Dan Carlucci. You will be blown away listening to this album, realizing that it is composed of just two musicians. It seems at the end of the album, track number 10, there is a hint of what is to come, as the one electric song on the album, "The Deal", by Dan Tressler, wraps up the album with a flare. This is the only track that features some phenomenal GUEST musicians. Sarah Michael Novia, sings strong backup vocals, M.D. Rickers, holds down the drums with the most dance-able beat, and Michael Quatrella, playing some nice chicken scratch trumpet with Dan Tressler's saxophone lines. Simply wonderful! It is far from the sound of track 2 "Bridging The Gap", by Dan Carlucci, which is the type of song you'd listen to while you find peace and harmony with your surroundings. It has already been noted as "the gem" by some listeners. "De Ja Vu", track number 5, is a co-write by Dan Tressler and Dan Carlucci. It comes in with some studio chatter in the first few seconds and then dives into the song with a hint of Johnny Cash tonalities. One song after the other, I didn't want the album to end and if I could wish for something different, I would want the album to be twice as long.

The album art is a fantastic play on the "String Fingers" name, and the lyrics are all included in the liner notes. All artwork and recording was produced by Dan Tressler in his barn studio where I suppose the creative engine runs perpetually.

This is a very important album for our time. With Modern Folk, Ambiance, Blues, Funk, Soul and Roots, "Strung Up" will be found and cherished by many happy music lovers all over the world. There is much anticipation to hear the next album from the "String Fingers Band" and I hear it may be coming out towards the end of 2008.

enjoy this album!! - Richard Garfield - World Music Time


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String Fingers debut album
Highly anticipated and worth every penny. Go see them live.

Amanda Ryan

Incredible, Without A Doubt.
In a world riddled with bad pop music, seedy record companies, and reality TV stars trying to make it big by having their cheesy boyfriend record their “music” video on a beach, it’s hard not to get depressed. But cheer up, appreciators and connoisseurs of music everywhere, for String Fingers debut album "Strung Up" has been released, and you’ll quickly find good reason to smile again.

The album appropriately starts off with the co-written “The Plan,” a song that fits easily in the background at a friend’s BBQ or on a journey by yourself on Route 2-2. The chorus contains delicious harmonies and soulful lyrics that will have you belting out in your car just in time to get caught singing alone at the traffic light. Another hit, also co-written, is the playful “Déjà vu,” in which Tressler evokes his Johhny Cash-esque voice, complimented by Carlucci’s smooth, soulful harmony and singing. The ninth track on Strung Up, “Beggin’ You Please, will tug at the heart strings of those who emotionally connect with lyrics as poetic, poignant, and bittersweet as Carlucci’s. His voice, combined with Tressler’s violin echoing after each line, easily makes this song the album’s most soulful and deep. “The Deal” brings "Strung Up" to and end, a wise choice, as this song combines a mixture of blues, funk, and just a twinge of rock n’ roll, not to mention three guest musicians, all of whom come together to make this song further proof of the capability and musical genius of Tressler and Carlucci.

But that’s not all…

The instrumentals on this album are outstanding. Even if you are a “lyrics person” like me, you’ll still enjoy songs like “Creekside Ride,” reminiscent of Keller Williams, and “Cyclic Redundancy,” which will make you suddenly understand why String Fingers is the perfect name for this duo. It also begs the question: Who trained these two musicians? God? Even if I was born with a guitar, mandolin, or fiddle in my hand, I could never evoke great sound with such ease, harmony, and refinement as that of Dan Carlucci and Dan Tressler.

What a fantastic debut album. It’s comforting to know that there is incredible music being made out there, and it’s finally available to the masses.