She\'s My Chapel -EP- STRUT\'s newest release is a 6 song cd showcasing the band\'s evolved sound. It was mixed and mastered by Chris Jay (Sublime, Lee Scratch Perry,Guttermouth) and was recorded @ Full Sail Studios in Orlando, FL.
**special shout out to Agent 23 of GFE for lyrics of 7 Seas**
STRUT has been wowing crowds for the past several years with their always-evolving style, energetic live shows and unique blend of Ska and Funk. In 2005 the band toured non-stop, playing over 100 shows promoting their sound from cross-country tours to the Virgin Islands and three amazing sets at the 2005 Bonnaroo Festival. In 2006 STRUT continued the push with a relentless touring schedule, making them a habitual house-packer on the regional circuit. The band also released their second independent album .Non-Hostile Takeover.-which is being added to college radio station rotations across the country- they turned heads at festivals such as Smile Fest and Bele Chere, had music aired on MTV.s .Meet the Barkers. and were recently named High Times Magazine.s .Unsigned Band of the Week..
Though they.ve been in the mountains of Asheville, NC since 1999, the group.s cohesiveness began long ago. The members of STRUT can thank their airtight sound and musicianship on knowing each other since they were toddlers. The whole band grew up playing together on the famous commune turned intentional community, The Farm (for more info check out www.thefarmcommunity.com ) in Summertown, TN.
The Farm, was started in 1971 dedicated to non-violent, eco-friendly, close community living. These beliefs spill out of STRUT.s music and on to the dance-floor, the uplifting live performances are full of their rock-steady message of conscious & peaceful living. With such a huge network of extended family their shows have been described as more of a gathering of friends and family than just a concert.
THEFARM. Growing up at a place such as The Farm also set the stage for a wide variety of musical genres they were exposed to. So depending on the night and the crowd, STRUT will dip in to their bag of rhythm and pull out whatever feels right for the moment. The STRUT sound has been categorized in everything from Funk, to Jam-band, to Ska-Punk. But thanks to their many years together, the band has merged into an intuitive, super-tight machine wherein no one sound dominates, though one objective does.everyone in the room is moving! Though the band has only been touring since 2003, they have already played over 300 shows and preformed with musical veterans such as: Vassar Clements, Vernon Reid of Living Colour, Michael Rose of Black Uhuru, Ivan Neville . plus, jam scene favorites: STS9, Karl Denson, Particle, Perpetual Groove and many more national acts.
The band is made up of brothers Casey (guitar) and Elijah Cramer (bass/vocals), Agent Ishi (vocals) and Patrick Thomas (drums). With their amazing displays of telepathy with each other and the crowd, .the buzz. will continue to grow and STRUT will be around for a while.