Connecticut's String Fingers Band are purveyors of authentic, timeless music, where taste, talent, and an elusive soulfulness are the operative agents. Their style ambles from rootsy Americana through old-timey folk with occasional forays into the rarefied air of progressive bluegrass. The unique yet familiar sound draws heavily from their original catalog and also highlights some of their biggest influences, including Tim O'Brien, Tony Rice, James Taylor, John Hartford, and Bela Fleck. A vast repertoire means every concert comes with welcome surprises, from rustic, impassioned originals to barn-burning fiddle tunes and creative takes on classic American songs.
The band was formed in 2008 by Dan Tressler (fiddle/mandolin/vocals) and Dan Carlucci (guitar/mandolin/vocals). Tressler is a versatile musician and singer who got his start playing in his family band, The Jackson Pike Skifflers. Dan Carlucci was introduced to Tressler in 2001 by a mutual friend and the two quickly established a fruitful musical partnership. Berklee College of Music alumnus David Kaye (banjo/dobro/pedal steel), joined The String Fingers Band shortly after the release of their first album "Strung Up" (2008) and has helped to round out the nucleus of the band. The newest member of the group, Bob Csugie (bass/vocals), has been a fixture of the Connecticut music scene for over twenty years, performing and recording with dozens of ensembles both locally and touring nationally.
The String Fingers Band has shared the stage with artists such as Bill Frisell, Ralph Stanley, Sierra Hull, Darrel Scott, members of moe., Noam Pikelny, Aiofe O’Donovan, and many others. They have performed at venues such as The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, The Gathering of the Vibes, Nectar’s, The Cantab Lounge, The Charles Ives Center, and the Fairfield Theater Company.