The Rusty String Express celebrates string band traditions of the past while stretching into the future. Creating original music with unique and familiar flavors - The RSE is an exciting mash up of acoustic excitement, bubbling creativity, and excellent musicianship. Best of all are the original tunes coming out of this creative quartet.
Aaron Balano on dobro, Alison Bailey Streich on violin, Greg Dunn on bass and Joe Ridout on guitar. These four magnetic musicians run the gamut with their playing, and all four are masterful wielders of their instruments. Their music ranges from sensitive and soulful interpretations, to wild and unexpected music you've never heard before.
Their repertoire is very original, with each member contributing unique compositions. Interspersed throughout their set are exciting versions of tunes the listener has heard before. They tip their collective hat to Thelonius Monk, Dave Brubeck, The Meters, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhart, Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones....and, of course, a handful of ragtime, Irish, old time, bluegrass and American tunes. Good time string band music!