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Pressing Strings is a soul stirring trio based out of the musically fertile scene of Annapolis, Maryland. Their sound is versatile and stems from lead singer Jordan Sokel’s soulful, and captivating songwriting style. Backed by the air-tight rhythm section of Brandon Barlett on drums and Nick Welker playing Fender VI bass. Their musical influences span genres and generations, and naturally their fan base does the same. All three members grew up basically on the Mason-Dixon line, in the shadow of Appalachia and sewn into the seams of the Chesapeake bay area. That brackish water seems fitting to represent their style, blending many different influences together forming one distinct sound. Rootsy and organic, funky and melodic. A sort of island reggae vibe mixed with a heavy blues influence. Their live shows have an ever changing fly-by-the-seat appeal, occasionally breaking out deep covers and owning them as if they wrote it. Over the past several years the band has been productive putting out 5 albums gaining national play on AAA radio and shows including UnderCurrents. Pressing Strings is finishing their 7th album with Grammy winning Producer Scott Jacoby (John Legend) and 11-Time Grammy winning Engineer, Neil Dorfsman (Dire Straights)