Jeff Scroggins on Banjo, Everybody!

We’re pleased to welcome and highlight another banjo icon, Jeff Scroggins, of Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, and announce that he’s playing Straight Up Strings for Banjo. Jeff is widely known in bluegrass circles for his lightening-fast licks and style. He’s been playing our strings for a while now, along with his mandolinist son, Tristan, also an endorsing artist, and now it’s official! This band is one to follow, for sure…and we’re not the only ones that think so. Welcome, Jeff!

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“Straight Up Strings play with such great clarity and have a wonderfully unique tone; the first time I tried them the difference was stunning!”

Aaron Youngberg Knows What Sounds Good

Banjo performer, Aaron Youngberg, of Colorado’s FY5 has spent over a decade teaching banjo students and professionally producing high-quality acoustic recording projects. He got his hands on our Straight Up Strings for banjo about a year ago, and hasn’t looked back.

“I love the bite and the attack of Straight Up Strings!” Aaron Youngberg, FY5

Aaron currently tours with Finnders & Youngberg and has toured with The Billy Pilgrims and Hit & Run Bluegrass. Aaron owns and operates Swingfingers Recording Studios in Fort Collins, CO.

We love having engaged, respected instructors and performers playing our strings. A big welcome to Aaron!

Robert Greer of Town Mountain Joins Up!

In our inadvertent success forming a North Carolina coalition of Straight Up Stringers, we are delighted to have won-over Robert Greer of Town Mountain.  Robert plays our heavy gauge guitar strings on stage and in the studio, including on the group’s recent, critically-acclaimed Southern Crescent, out on LoHi Records. Winner of the 2013 IBMA Momentum Award for Vocalist of the Year, Robert has undeniable on-stage swagger, backed up by his classic vocals and strong rhythm guitar.
Photo: Austin Steinsick, Phishbone Photography

As part of a new initiative by Straight Up Strings, when Robert’s name is mentioned on a string order at siminoff.net, 5% of the string sale will go to Our VOICE, the non-profit he designated as the recipient.