Featured Artists

Straight Up Strings is proud to present our endorsing artists…

Straight Up Strings for Guitar

Robert Greer, vocals and guitar of rowdy, soulful Town Mountain, is now playing Straight Up Strings, along with the band’s banjo player, Jesse Langlais and mandolinist, Phil Barker. This on the heels of talented multi-instrumentalist, Mr. Joe Newberry joining the endorsing family. Joe, of course, is known for his solid songwriting and sweet tones on the guitar and banjo.

Also endorsing guitar, mandolin and banjo strings is Eli West. In addition to a newly-released, Kickstarter funded project, The Both, he’s worked with fellow endorsers, Cahalen Morrison and Jayme Stone. We kicked-off our guitar endorsers with multi-instrumentalist, Northwest favorite, Cahalen Morrison, and Joseph Terrell of Mipso as our guitar artist endorsers. Robert Greer joins fellow Town Mountain bandmates as guitar endorser. As word gets out, we’re welcoming new endorsers frequently, so check back soon.

Robert Greer

Robert Greer, Guitar
Robert Greer, Guitar (Photo: Austin Steinsick, Phishbone Photography)

Official Town Mountain Website

Town Mountain on YouTube
Town Mountain on Facebook
Town Mountain on Twitter
Town Mountain on Instagram
Booking info

Robert supports: Our Voice. Mention Robert Greer’s name on your Straight Up Strings order and 5% of your purchase will go to this organization.

Joe Newberry

Joe Newberry, Guitar and Banjo (Photo: Jillian Clark)

Official Joe Newberry Website
Joe Newberry on Facebook
Joe Newberry on Twitter
Booking info

Joe supports: Augusta Heritage Center Scholarship. Mention Joe Newberry’s name on your Straight Up Strings order and 5% of your purchase will go to this organization.

 

Eli West

Official Eli West Website

Eli West on Facebook
Eli West on Twitter
Booking info

Eli supports: Heifer International. Mention Eli West’s name on your Straight Up Strings order and 5% of your purchase will go to this organization.

Cahalen Morrison

Cahalen Morrison, Guitar, Banjo and Mandolin
Cahalen Morrison, Guitar, Banjo and Mandolin (Photo: Dale Smith)

Official Western Centuries Website (formerly Cahalen Morrison and Country Hammer)

Western Centuries on YouTube
Western Centuries on Facebook
Western Centuries on Twitter
Booking info

Cahalen supports: MALDEF. Mention Cahalen Morrison’s name on your Straight Up Strings order and 5% of your purchase will go to this organization.

Joseph Terrell

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Official Mipso Website

Mipso on YouTube
Mipso on Facebook
Mipso on Twitter
Booking info

Joseph supports: North Carolina NAACP. Mention Joseph Terrell’s name on your Straight Up Strings order and 5% of your purchase will go to this organization.

 


 Straight Up Strings for Banjo

We kicked-off our banjo endorsements with banjo composer, performer, teacher and author of Bluegrass Banjo for Dummies, Bill Evans. We’re proud to have added Jayme Stone, Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project, and Jesse Langlais, Town Mountain, along with Coloradans Aaron Youngberg and Jeff Scroggins.

Kaia Kater, Banjo
Kaia Kater, Banjo

Official Kaia Kater

Kaia Kater Video
Kaia Kater on Facebook
Kaia Kater on Twitter
Booking info

Kaia supports: Music Maker Relief Foundation. Mention Kaia Kater’s name on your Straight Up Strings order and 5% of your purchase will go to this organization.

 

 

Jeff Scroggins, Banjo
Jeff Scroggins

 

Official Jeff Scroggins and Colorado Website

Jeff Scroggins and Colorado Video
Jeff Scroggins and Colorado on Facebook
Jeff Scroggins on Twitter
Booking info

Jeff supports: California Bluegrass Association’s Youth Programs. Mention Jeff Scroggin’s name on your Straight Up Strings order and 5% of your purchase will go to this organization.

 

Bill Evans

Bill Evans

Official Bill Evans Website

Bill Evans on YouTube
Bill Evans on Facebook
Bill Evans on Twitter
Booking info

Bill supports: Children’s Tumor Foundation. Mention Bill Evan’s name on your Straight Up Strings order and 5% of your purchase will go to this organization.

Jayme Stone

Jayme Stone

Official Jayme Stone Website
Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project on YouTube
Jayme Stone on Facebook
Jayme Stone on Twitter
Booking info

 

 

 

Aaron Youngberg

Aaron Youngberg, Banjo
Aaron Youngberg, Banjo

Official FY5 Website

FY5 Videos
FY5 on Facebook
Booking info

Aaron supports: Trailblazer Foundation. Mention Aaron Youngberg’s name on your Straight Up Strings order and 5% of your purchase will go to this organization.

 Jesse Langlais

Jesse Langlais, Banjo
Jesse Langlais

Official Town Mountain Website

Town Mountain on YouTube
Town Mountain on Facebook
Town Mountain on Twitter
Town Mountain on Instagram
Booking info

Jesse supports: MANNA Food Bank. Mention Jesse Langlais’ name on your Straight Up Strings order and 5% of your purchase will go to this organization.

 

Jens Koch – International Artist

Jens Koch, Banjo

Official G2 Facebook Page
Jens Koch on Facebook

Jens supports: The UN Refugee Agency – Northern Europe. Mention Jens Koch’s name on your Straight Up Strings order and 5% of your purchase will go to this organization.

 

 

 


 Straight Up Strings for Mandolin

Mandolin playing members of bluegrass and Americana up and comers, Town Mountain and Foghorn Stringband have each announced they’ve endorsed Roger Siminoff’s recently released balanced strings, Straight Up Strings for Mandolin. Phil Barker, Town Mountain; and Caleb Klauder, Foghorn Stringband and Caleb Klauder Country Band will play the Straight Up Strings on stage and during recordings.

In Spring 2015, we added to our lineup Don Julin, Billy Strings and Don Julin, and author of Mandolin for Dummies; and Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange, along with Tristan Scroggins of Jeff Scroggins and Colorado.

Andrew Marlin

Andrew Marlin

Official Mandolin Orange Website

Mandolin Orange on YouTube
Mandolin Orange on Facebook
Mandolin Orange on Twitter
Mandolin Orange on Instagram
Booking info

Andrew supports: Equal Justice Initiative. Mention Mention Andrew Marlin’s name on your Straight Up Strings order and 5% of your purchase will go to this organization.

Don Julin

Don Julin

Official Don Julin Website
Billy Strings and Don Julin

Don Julin on YouTube
Billy Strings and Don Julin on YouTube
Don Julin on Facebook
Billy Strings and Don Julin on Facebook
Booking info

 Phil Barker

Phil Barker (Photo: Jeffrey Socha)

Official Town Mountain Website

Town Mountain on YouTube
Town Mountain on Facebook
Town Mountain on Twitter
Town Mountain on Instagram
Booking info

 

 

Caleb Klauder

Caleb Klauder

Foghorn Stringband Official Website

Foghorn Stringband on YouTube
Foghorn Stringband on Facebook
Foghorn Stringband on Twitter
Booking info


Caleb Klauder Country Band Official Website

Caleb Klauder Country Band on YouTube
Caleb Klauder Country Band on Facebook
Caleb Klauder Country Band on Twitter
Booking info

Jacob Sharp

Jacob Sharp, Mandolin
Jacob Sharp, Mandolin (Photo: Lorenzo Pedro)

Official Mipso Website

Mipso on YouTube
Mipso on Facebook
Mipso on Twitter
Booking info

Jacob supports: Casting for Hope. Mention Jacob Sharp’s name on your Straight Up Strings order and 5% of your purchase will go to this organization.

Tristan Scroggins

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Official Tristan Scroggins Website
Official Jeff Scroggins and Colorado Website

Tristan Scroggins on YouTube
Jeff Scroggins and Colorado on YouTube

Tristan supports: Child’s Play. Mention Tristan Scroggins’ name on your Straight Up Strings order and 5% of your purchase will go to this organization.

 

Erik Igelström – International Artist

Erik Igelström, Mandolin

Official Website
Official G2 Facebook Page

Erik Igelström on Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

Straight Up Strings are engineered with compensated down pressures to make allowances for acoustical differences in strings positioned over the center of the bridge’s saddle versus strings over the bridge’s posts. The result is improved string-to-string balance, sustain, clarity, and timbre, without changing the character of the instrument.