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From floor-shaking shows at JJ’s Bohemia to imaginative music videos, popular Chattanooga band Strung Like A Horse goes all in on every endeavor. On Aug. 3 fans can expect the group’s biggest spectacle yet when the band headlines the Nightfall concert series, then leads a parade down Market Street to cap the night with an EP-release show at Rhythm & Brews. “We’ve got a troupe of belly dancers and people eating fire,” explains lead singer and guitarist Clay Maselle excitedly. “Street performers TomFoolery and MaxZine will be riding six-foot-tall unicycles and juggling knives. We’ve lined up stilt walkers with bullhorns and marching drums. Plus, we bought 200 kazoos to pass out to the crowd. It’s going to be a full blown circus.” City officials have agreed to close Market Street for the Strut Like A Horse parade and police officers will be directing traffic at the red lights.

From floor-shaking shows at JJ’s Bohemia to imaginative music videos, popular Chattanooga band Strung Like A Horse goes all in on every endeavor. On Aug. 3 fans can expect the group’s biggest spectacle yet when the band headlines the Nightfall concert series, then leads a parade down Market Street to cap the night with an EP-release show at Rhythm & Brews.

“We’ve got a troupe of belly dancers and people eating fire,” explains lead singer and guitarist Clay Maselle excitedly. “Street performers TomFoolery and MaxZine will be riding six-foot-tall unicycles and juggling knives. We’ve lined up stilt walkers with bullhorns and marching drums. Plus, we bought 200 kazoos to pass out to the crowd. It’s going to be a full blown circus.”

City officials have agreed to close Market Street for the Strut Like A Horse parade and police officers will be directing traffic at the red lights.

We decided to bring back of our Video of the Week feature and to kick things off by keeping it local. Strung Like A Horse is a Chattanooga “garage grass” bluegrass band who are on our must-see list of local bands. The boys also just won the 2012 Road to Nightfall competition and will be headlining this summer’s Friday Nightfall Series on August 3rd.

We decided to bring back of our Video of the Week feature and to kick things off by keeping it local. Strung Like A Horse is a Chattanooga “garage grass” bluegrass band who are on our must-see list of local bands. The boys also just won the 2012 Road to Nightfall competition and will be headlining this summer’s Friday Nightfall Series on August 3rd.

Strung Like a Horse bass player BJ Hightower in a scene from the band's new video for "Gypsy Jane." The band is premiering the video at a special release party after their headlining performance at Nightfall Friday night. (Video still: Tomas Donoso) Local musician Clay Maselle said it is still really tough to get people's attention long enough to listen to new music. Making the music and producing records is one part of the job, but actually getting it heard is a whole other game. So he and his garage-grass band, Strung Like a Horse, do whatever they can to get noticed. And it is definitely working. This summer, the band's unusual name caught the attention of Fuse TV during Bonnaroo, awarding them the Best Name at Bonnaroo. Their high-energy performance found them booked to play sets at two Hollywood film "wrap parties" during the production of "American Reunion" and "What to Expect When You're Expecting." Even bluegrass hero Sam Bush remarked, after they opened for him at Track 29, that the five-piece band's full-tilt set "makes me sound like Bill Monroe."

Strung Like a Horse bass player BJ Hightower in a scene from the band's new video for "Gypsy Jane." The band is premiering the video at a special release party after their headlining performance at Nightfall Friday night. (Video still: Tomas Donoso)

Local musician Clay Maselle said it is still really tough to get people's attention long enough to listen to new music. Making the music and producing records is one part of the job, but actually getting it heard is a whole other game.

So he and his garage-grass band, Strung Like a Horse, do whatever they can to get noticed.

And it is definitely working.

This summer, the band's unusual name caught the attention of Fuse TV during Bonnaroo, awarding them the Best Name at Bonnaroo. Their high-energy performance found them booked to play sets at two Hollywood film "wrap parties" during the production of "American Reunion" and "What to Expect When You're Expecting."

Even bluegrass hero Sam Bush remarked, after they opened for him at Track 29, that the five-piece band's full-tilt set "makes me sound like Bill Monroe."

W hether we succumb to flesh-eating zombies, a direct hit by an asteroid or apocalyptic storms and earthquakes, you’ll want to find a memorable way to spend Friday, Dec. 21, your last night on earth. Assuming you don’t already have a bunker ready, there may be no better place than Rhythm & Brews at 10 p.m. on that fateful day, and no better band than Strung Like A Horse to celebrate the end of the world. What makes this band perfect for the occasion is the climate of delirium they create. Strung Like A Horse hits the stage like a hurricane, energy popping from every player. Each performance is an exuberant celebration of the power of music. Lead singer Clay Maselle has the energy and charisma of a nonpareil ringmaster. His feet firmly planted, Maselle and his bandmates whip up barely controlled chaos both on and off stage. Maselle’s circus barker-style ebullience is matched by B.J. Hightower’s manic bouncing jig with his standup bass, his hair flailing around his face and over his shoulders as the band leans into the music. While Maselle is cajoling the audience to let go, B.J.’s bouncing, Mark the Fiddler and banjo man Ben Crawford are throwing out blizzards of notes, and Sloth keeps it all rolling with wildly off-kilter kicks on his singular drum kit (largely composed of junkyard detritus).

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hether we succumb to flesh-eating zombies, a direct hit by an asteroid or apocalyptic storms and earthquakes, you’ll want to find a memorable way to spend Friday, Dec. 21, your last night on earth. Assuming you don’t already have a bunker ready, there may be no better place than Rhythm & Brews at 10 p.m. on that fateful day, and no better band than Strung Like A Horse to celebrate the end of the world.

What makes this band perfect for the occasion is the climate of delirium they create. Strung Like A Horse hits the stage like a hurricane, energy popping from every player. Each performance is an exuberant celebration of the power of music.

Lead singer Clay Maselle has the energy and charisma of a nonpareil ringmaster. His feet firmly planted, Maselle and his bandmates whip up barely controlled chaos both on and off stage. Maselle’s circus barker-style ebullience is matched by B.J. Hightower’s manic bouncing jig with his standup bass, his hair flailing around his face and over his shoulders as the band leans into the music.

While Maselle is cajoling the audience to let go, B.J.’s bouncing, Mark the Fiddler and banjo man Ben Crawford are throwing out blizzards of notes, and Sloth keeps it all rolling with wildly off-kilter kicks on his singular drum kit (largely composed of junkyard detritus).

Best Quotes from Bonnaroo 2012:          " We are Strung Like a Horse"  - Frontman for the best band name at Bonnaroo

Best Quotes from Bonnaroo 2012:          "

We are Strung Like a Horse

- Frontman for the best band name at Bonnaroo

Toneharm will be joined by psychedelic rockers Glowing Bordis and members of The Nim Nims, both of whom played the Halloween Bash. Local bluegrass/country group Strung Like a Horse will also join the lineup for this show. As with The Bash, each band will perform individual sets and will unite to close out the night with "Odelay."

Toneharm will be joined by psychedelic rockers Glowing Bordis and members of The Nim Nims, both of whom played the Halloween Bash. Local bluegrass/country group Strung Like a Horse will also join the lineup for this show. As with The Bash, each band will perform individual sets and will unite to close out the night with "Odelay."

“ Gypsy Jane” by Strung Like a Horse is not only a great Jazzy, Bluegrassy song, but it’s a helluva a fun video too. (It really picks up around the 45-second mark, stick with it.) Strung Like a Horse is a Chattanooga-based no-rules-holding-us-back “Bluegrass” band in the vein of the Old Crow Medicine Show or Red Stick Ramblers, but with the old-time and Cajun turned down just a bit and the acoustic Jazz turned up. bluegrass / new-school / django

Gypsy Jane” by Strung Like a Horse is not only a great Jazzy, Bluegrassy song, but it’s a helluva a fun video too. (It really picks up around the 45-second mark, stick with it.)

Strung Like a Horse is a Chattanooga-based no-rules-holding-us-back “Bluegrass” band in the vein of the Old Crow Medicine Show or Red Stick Ramblers, but with the old-time and Cajun turned down just a bit and the acoustic Jazz turned up.

The Glad EP is the second release by Strung Like a Horse, a gypsy, punk, garage-grass band based out of Chattanooga, TN. It is a head-banging, boot-stomping, possum-kicking hell of a sound.

The Glad EP is the second release by Strung Like a Horse, a gypsy, punk, garage-grass band based out of Chattanooga, TN. It is a head-banging, boot-stomping, possum-kicking hell of a sound.

T his five-piece band is bringing something new and unique to the table with a bluegrass instrumentation that stretches the boundaries of tradition.  The exclusive energy and sound that has been developed by SLAH has now been coined “Garage-grass.”
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his five-piece band is bringing something new and unique to the table with a bluegrass instrumentation that stretches the boundaries of tradition.  The exclusive energy and sound that has been developed by SLAH has now been coined “Garage-grass.”