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NUTTIN BUT STRINGZ

Struggle From the Subway to the Charts

2006-11-13

You've heard the expression, "don't judge a book by its cover"; teenage brothers Damien and Tourie Escobar are a perfect example. When you first spy the New York duo's streetwise style, you may expect them to start rapping, but then you hear their violins, and an entirely profound and altogether surprising sound awakens from their souls. Dubbed N.B.S or Nuttin But Stringz, the talented young musicians play an intense blending of classical music, jazz, r&b, and yes, hip hop. Tourie and Damien, studied at the Juliard School of Music and Bloomingdale School of Music and have taken their mastered skill to startling heights to include the world famous APOLLO THEATER, JAY LENO SHOW and ELLEN SHOW just to name a few. Growing up in the inner city, Damien was the first to take up the violin at the ripe young age of eight. His passion for the sound was all the inspiration his older sibling Tourie needed. Their combined uniqueness and brilliance, along with support from a close family, makes it easy for NBS to push the envelope on their style and further mold themselves into future stars. The uproar building around N.B.S. started underground in Manhattan and their upcoming debut cd and stage show is greatly anticipated by the masses. Bridging the gap between popular and classical genres this duo is something to keep your ears open and your eyes on. -P

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