"The Moxie Strings mix chops with heart."
Hailed by the Grand Rapids Press for “top-notch instrumental wizardry,” The Moxie Strings offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best-known instruments through a young, progressive lens. Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn, often joined by percussionist Fritz McGirr, all hold Bachelor of Music degrees in music performance, which have given them a technical foundation for exploration. The Moxie Strings compose the majority of their pieces and arrange melodies from many traditions, resulting in a genre-blurring blend of ear-catching melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms. Alison performs on a newly invented electric cello, and Diana on a contemporary five-string violin, both through a variety of audio effects pedals. Fritz performs on a mix of world percussion instruments and drum kit. Their polished, high-energy show and unique sound have quickly made The Moxie Strings one of the country’s most promising instrumental acts.