All Strings Considered (ASC) is a traditional old-time stringband with a focus on instrumental and vocal music of the Southern Appalachian region. ASC will get your feet tapping to a traditional dance melody or perhaps bring you into the dark wood of an archaic modal fiddle tune. They can soothe your day with a gentle waltz or tell a story with some fine harmony singing from the Blue Ridge Mountains.  An evening with All Strings Considered is a fun time for all ages.

UPDATE – We are back … sort of!
With the Covid-19 layoff and various other issues, All Strings Considered last played a concert or dance event as a band on March 7, 2020. With the long lay-off, Chelle felt this would be a good time for her to retire from performing. The impetus to perform formally waned and, in the Winter of 2021, we all got together via Zoom and decided to dissolve as a performing group. As spring thawed the winter’s snow and the remaining four of us were vaccinated, we regrouped and enjoyed a few tune sessions outdoors. As we regained our timing and revived our memories of the fun in playing old time family music we decided to add a few informal events and jams. So here we are! Check our Schedule tab for event updates.

How to get our CD “… better than it sounds”We still have shrink-wrapped copies of the CD available for $15 which includes postage. Just send a message via the Contact link at the top of this page with the number of CDs you want and where to send them. We take checks via mail, made out to Phil Watts or we can work out something through PayPal. We will also sell CDs at our performances, so check our Schedule link on the webpage for updates.

Art by Sam Bartlett