A band with feet in every corner of the musical world, String Sound is a quartet co-led by vocalist Nicholas Horner and guitarist Lucas Chohany. Originally born on the outskirts of the Baltimore creative music scene, the duo began exploring folk music and merging their love for contemporary composition and songwriting with a traditional sound to craft a musical approach well suited for their expressive lyricism. On their debut EP, “The Wicker Word,” they are joined by Daniel Ketter on cello and Alex Lacquement on bass.
With an insatiable appetite for exploration, String Sound draws the listener on a musical journey from start to finish. “This music is about forgoing stylistic anchors and cultivating a new emotive experience,” said Horner after the band’s first Baltimore performance, “it’s visceral and raw, yet personal and relatable, and it moves in a fashion all of its own.” Independently, the players of String Sound have performed around the world, working with such legendary musicians as Ron Allaire (Keith Richards, Pantera), Sheila Jordan, Ken Kolodner, David Liebman, Herb Robertson, Mark Schatz (Nickel Creek), and April Verch, at legendary venues including The Bowery and Highline Ballrooms, Webster Hall (NYC), and festivals and workshops ranging from the Banff Center’s Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music to the Baltimore Bluegrass Festival, The Kennedy Center, Music in the American Wild, The New Mexico Chamber Music Festival, and the MMNY Porch Stomp.
A recent arrival to the folk music world, String Sound’s first EP, “The Wicker Word”, offers an insightful snapshot into the kaleidoscopic worldview of two young artists with incredible promise. Recorded live at Scholes Street Studios in Brooklyn, NY, and mixed/mastered by Grammy award-winning engineer Jon Rosenberg (with session production by New York City jazz veteran Phil Haynes), “The Wicker Word” brings the listener into a world apart. Songs run the gambit of stylistic and lyrical content, ranging from Piece of Heaven, an anthemic tale of love and loss, to ballads like “Dae’s Waltz” and the climactic “Love is Simple”, and traditionally oriented songs like Chohany’s apocalyptic tale”The Flood” and the hymn-like “Mourn Not For Me”. Live performances often deviate into material as diverse as settings of jazz standards, traditional folk songwriters and sometimes even classical and contemporary rock repertoire.
String Sound is rooted in both Baltimore, Maryland and Brooklyn, New York.
SOURCE: Official Bio