Songprov: acoustic pop rock meets jam


From the musically rich and diverse little town that gave the world REM, The B52’s and Widespread Panic; Athens, Georgia can now lay claim as the birth place of one of the most exciting and talked about new bands to emerge on the scene in quite some time.

Bluestring is a Funk and Jazz flavored modern Rock band with flourishes of Pop and Bluegrass. While they have been called everything from “jamband” to “college pop”, fans and critics alike agree that the infectious grooves and superb musicianship of Bluestring make for one of the most original and refreshing new “Songprov” bands to come along in many years.

Clay Evans, Brad Thomas, Chuck Thomas, Nick Prince and Jason Jones each bring their own unique history of influences and experiences to Bluestring, having each played in a number of Atlanta/Athens based bands ranging in styles from Funk and Jazz to solo-acoustic. Collectively, the combination has been magical. While each member writes, Evans is the principal songwriter for the group combining his gift for lyrical introspection and solid melodies to make Bluestring one of the strongest song-oriented bands working today.

Bluestring’s vocal configuration consists of Evan’s soaring lead vocals, supported by the solid harmonies delivered by each member.

Bluestring’s vocal prowess coupled with the unique instrumentation of sax, guitar, bass, drums and percussion make for a rhythmic and melodic experience seldom seen or heard in today’s music. With the 2001 release of their first full length CD; OVERTHINKING, the band garnered rave reviews and critical acclaim and began touring in the Southeast building a loyal fan base with their high energy stage shows and fun vibe.

Named the "Best Band To See Live" in 2001 by Athens’ Flagpole Magazine, the band has had the honor of multiple sold out shows at The Georgia Theater, Iota Club, Rafters, Riverfront Bluez and Murphy’s. By sharing the stage with acclaimed bands like Acoustic Syndicate, Carbon Leaf, The Recipe, Keller Williams, Pat McGee Band, and Virginia Coalition, Bluestring has been providing support at legendary venues like The Lincoln Theater, The Norva, The Birchmere, Starr Hill Music Hall and many other well-known East Coast venues and clubs.

In 2001, the band caught the ear of the legendary Butch Trucks of The Allman Brothers Band who signed Bluestring to his new "Flying Frog Records" label. Their first collaboration under the Flying Frog label, to be Self-Titled is scheduled for release June 17, 2003. The band is also expanding their touring in 2003 with shows being planned in the Midwest, West Coast and Northeast, as well as continuing to build on their momentum in the Southeast. Talks are currently underway for Bluestring to support a number of bigger bands in different markets, further spreading the word to the masses of the fun and sheer musical joy that is Bluestring.

With only 1 year of full time touring under their belt, the buzz is starting to spread and many expect great things from Bluestring.


2003 - "Bluestring," Flying Frog Records
2001 - "Overthinking," self release

Set List

Our typical set is comprised of 2 75 minute sets. Often, one or two covers are played per set, espeically in newer markets.