Revolution Strings, directed by Darcy Radcliffe and Fred Grigg, is an ensemble of 7 violinists, 5 cellists, 2 violists, a bass player, a piano player, and one drummer between the ages of 14-18. Their performances highlight the talent and musicianship of the finest string players from the Abilene High and Cooper High School Orchestra programs; Abilene, Texas. Revolution Strings mixes warm country fiddle with the energy of Celtic reels for a lively and inspiring musical performance experience. Upheld by a strong classical music background, this vibrant approach to music making has appealed to audiences of all ages.
In the past 10 years Revolution Strings has been on the National Public Radio’s acclaimed show “From the Top,” as well as special musical guests at several state and national conventions including the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the American String Teachers Association, the National Association of School Boards, the Texas capital for Texas Arts Education Day and the Grand Ole Opry. In 2010, Revolution Strings was endorsed by the music company D’Addario.
Since 2012, Revolution Strings has performed with renowned musicians such as Mark O’Connor, Asleep at the Wheel, Riders In The Sky, Gary Morris, Mark Preston of the Lettermen, The Quebe Sisters Band, Barrage, and Scottish fiddler, Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas.
In June of 2013, Revolution Strings toured China as part of the League of Astonishing Strings. In July of 2015, Revolution Strings performed in Spain, France, England and Scotland as part of the League of Astonishing Strings, European tour and most recently Revolution Strings toured Canada as part of their 150 year celebration.
Revolution Strings recently released their second album entitled Homegrown which is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and YouTube. CD’s can be purchased through CDBaby.