APPLE BLOSSOM SATURDAY: Strung Like a Horse w/ Gallows Bound
STRUNG LIKE A HORSE
Strung Like a Horse is a Chattanooga-based no-rules-holding-us-back “Bluegrass” band in the vein of the Old Crow Medicine Show or Red Stick Ramblers, but with the old-time and Cajun turned down just a bit and the high-energy acoustic gypsy jazz turned up.
Lead singer Clay Maselle has the energy and charisma of a nonpareil ringmaster. His feet firmly planted, Maselle and his bandmates whip up barely controlled chaos both on and off stage. Maselle’s circus barker-style ebullience is matched by B.J. Hightower’s manic bouncing jig with his standup bass, his hair flailing around his face and over his shoulders as the band leans into the music.
While Maselle is cajoling the audience to let go, B.J.’s bouncing, Mark the Fiddler and banjo man BenCrawford are throwing out blizzards of notes, and Sloth keeps it all rolling with wildly off-kilter kicks on his singular drum kit (largely composed of junkyard detritus).
Strung Like A Horse hits the stage like a hurricane, energy popping from every player. Each performance is an exuberant celebration of the power of music. Even bluegrass hero Sam Bush remarked, after they opened for him at Track 29, that the five-piece band’s full-tilt set “makes me sound like Bill Monroe.” Their high-energy performances found them booked to play sets at two Hollywood film “wrap parties” during the production of “American Reunion” and “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”
They have shared the stage with War, Shooter Jennings, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jim Lauderdale, Randall Bramblett, Honey Honey, and Sam Bush to name a few. They have also recently played the iconic tv shows Music City Roots, Billy Block Show, and Scenic City Roots. And now signed on with APA booking they are touring relentlessly and hopefully to your town.
Strung Like a Horse has played festivals all over the country including Bonarroo, where they were written up as best quote by Fuse TV, ”We’re Strung Like a Horse and you’re not.”LISTEN | WATCH OFFICIAL WEBSITE | FACEBOOK
Rising from the waters of the Shenandoah comes a group of Winchester Virginia’s finest storytellers proclaiming themselves as Gallows Bound. Raised in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and stemming from three chord punk rock provides for a unique twist on traditional instruments, having been known as outlaw bluegrass. With their first album “Empty Flask, Empty Heart”, their songs are described as an “aggressive yet melodic collection” ranging from fast and punchy tales of rambling and love, to dark and soulful songs birthed from whiskey and regret.
“Their live set is performed as impeccably as their studio set, and you really can feel how much energy, love, and emotion is poured not only into their writing, but into their performance.”