New recordings from Strings Attached project. Strings Attached looks back at rockabilly.
St. Louis. MO youth music education program, “Strings Attached project,” has released its fourth collection of roots music standards entitled, “Rockabilly Rebellion.”
The Strings Attached project began in 2009 offering nonprofit music education opportunities to neighborhood youth in American roots music. The project served hundreds of youth in local St. Louis and St. Louis County neighborhoods through individual lessons, small ensemble creations, summer camps, summer academies, in-school residencies and school visits.
They’ve recorded four CD’s of American roots music combining student talents with local music artists.
“Rockabilly Rebellion” is a collaboration of Strings Attached students from the Ferguson/Florissant area and adult St. Louis musicians, including vocalists Mat and ‘Lil Rachel Wilson (Loot Rock Gang,) Adam Hoskins & Joey Glynn (Pokey LaFarge band) Doug Foehner & Vince Corkery. The recordings were produced in studio sessions at Native Sound in the Cherokee Arts District by engineer and drummer, Ben Majchrzak.
Songs recorded include 1950’s rockabilly-era classics by Carl Perkins, Elvis, Santo & Johnny and Les Paul.
The album is available for download at Amazon, iTunes and through CD Baby athttp://cdbaby.com/cd/stringsattachedproject Proceeds to benefit the project’s low cost music classes and loaner instruments for area youth.
The project is supported by The Vine at St. Stephen’s Ferguson, Jubilation Foundation, Saigh Foundation, D’Addario Music Foundation, Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, Les Paul Foundation, Fender Music Foundation, Mockingbird Foundation and St. Louis Cardinals Care.
For more information on Strings Attached, please visitwww.stringsattached.info