About the Strung Out String Band

The Strung Out String Band is a six person acoustic ensemble dedicated to interpreting "Old Time Southern" music. We aim to blast audiences into a frenzied dimension of ecstatic boogieing using fiddle, banjo, guitar and, in the great tradition of those who followed before us, anything we can get our hands on. We are based in Brooklyn, USA.

Please take a moment to learn more about us, listen to our music and book us for your event or venue. Or, simply read our musings and gig announcements below.

Our self Titled CD

Cover of Strung Out String Band's CD

In December of 2008 we gathered together to record our first CD in five years. The hardest part of recording this CD was choosing which of the many old-timey songs we should commit to tape and forever freeze in time.

Moonshine and Palinka


This, our first record ever, follows in the fine tradition of great strung out performers before us. We decided to name it "Moonshine and Palinka" after two of our favorite beverages which have inspired many a musician on both sides of the Atlantic.

NY Magazine Approves of Us

News & Updates

Here’s an interesting fact, NY Magazine has recommended the Strung Out String Band in their annual […]

A Wedding in Hudson, NY


We were thrilled to provide the entertainment for a lovely wedding at The Hill in Hudson, […]

The Melody Sheiks


When we first started the Strung Out String Band our banjo (and accordion) player was the […]

A 40 Second Video Clip


We’re not entirely sure why a fan would post a 40 second clip of us playing the end of a song but someone did just that. This video was taken as we busked outside at Meatopia on a beautiful July day on Governor’s Island. Watch the video to hear (and see) the last 40 seconds of the Strung Out String Band playing Katy Kline.