"Top-notch instrumental wizardry"
Grand Rapids Press
Hailed by The Grand Rapids Press as “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 (who just returned from a revelatory solo year on the road with no fixed address) 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.