Loose Strings Band

  • Dates: September 29, 2018
  • Venue: Hargett Street Stage
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 5 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
  • Admission: Free


The Loose Strings Band (LSB), an all female band from Galax, Virginia, has been together for 12 years, and they are known in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and beyond for their tight vocal harmonies and sweet rhythms. They have traveled throughout Southwest Virginia and beyond playing for many different types of events, from bluegrass conventions and weddings to benefits, churches, reunions, festivals, and more. Some of their most recent performances include at IBMA Momentum Awards, IBMA Bluegrass Ramble, Dollywood’s BBQ & Bluegrass, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Merlefest, SPBGMA, and The Song of the Mountains PBS show. Through their love of music and determination, they have continued to perform while balancing careers, college studies, weddings, family, and more; and they have recently completed a new CD, As We Travel, which offers a unique blend of old and new selections with a bluegrass twist. This CD has a different flavor compared to their last CD, Journey with No End, which consisted of original songs mostly written by the band members. The Loose Strings Band members are: Ashley Nale (banjo, lead & harmony vocals); Channing Russell Combs (guitar, vocals); Grace Davis (bass, lead & tenor vocals); Lindsey Nale (mandolin, lead & harmony vocals); Mary-Claire Hooper (fiddle, vocals).