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Pressing Strings / Press

"Pressing Strings will blow you away! Lead singer, Jordan Sokel’s mellow round full voice travels like an acrobat doing back flips, hitting all kinds of notes with ease. His soulful voice has an expansive range that captivates the audience and compliments his skilled guitar playing. Nick Welker on bass brings funky melodic lines to their songs that really groove. Drummer Brandon Bartlett makes smart choices, playing sophisticated rhythms providing a strong counterpoint to the bass lines. You won’t be disappointed... Go see them tonight so you can proudly say you knew them back then before they got famous."

"The touchstones are American roots music: funk, blues, soul, R&B, folk, and jazz. And if you think you occasionally hear a bit of that infectious off-beat rhythm of reggae, your'e right. But While the band is a touch of all these things, they are none of them. Their sound is their own. Even when they play a cover they own it."

““““Pressing Strings' Jordan Sokel is one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from our area in years. He has had not one, but TWO songs crack the WRNR playlist in recent years—a significant feat for a local, unsigned artist. “Life of a Tree”, his most recent album, showcases his unique vocal style and his seemingly effortless ability to create melodies that are instantly addictive. “Live Wire”, “Stormy Story Song”, “My People”, “This Killing Time”…are all tracks that deserve your attention. Pressing Strings is a musical force to be reckoned with. It is only a matter of time until they receive the national attention they so richly deserve”. -Bob Waugh, Program Director 103.1 WRNR””

103.1 WRNR FM

"Certainly worth climbing a fight of stage and wading through the crowd for a beer to see one of the region's true up-and-comers"

"PS chosen by 103.1 WRNR as #87 in their top 103 bands of 2009"