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Mon Hills Records Invites You to 18 Strings Album Release Party

Mon Hills Records, a WVU record label, proudly announces the release of artist 18 Strings' new album “Single Wide.” 18 Strings will host an album release party for Single Wide at 7 p.m. Friday (Oct. 13) at 7 p.m.,  at Morgantown Brewing Company. The $25 entrance fee includes a copy of the album, drinks and hors d’oevres.

18 STRINGS is a Morgantown-based acoustic string trio with a style that blends elements of folk, rock, jazz, classical, Americana and Appalachian influences and spikes it with moonshine to create what the band uniquely defines as Appalachicana (part Appalachian, part Americana). Andy Tuck’s vocals, guitar and harmonica are highlighted by Chris Jones on the mandolin, cello and fiddle, while Greg Thurman accompanies on the bass.

On its sophomore effort, and first on the Mon Hills label, the band pushes the sonic boundaries of an acoustic string trio while staying connected to their musical tradition.  From the album's first song, Legions of Debauchery, a country song about a heavy metal band, to more introspective and emotional numbers like Anon and So Long, the earthy Hogtied, Appalachian-flavored Country Breakfast and melancholic conclusion A Ghosts' Radio, the result can best be described as eclectically unique. The album also features a guest appearance from vocalist Helen Jones – including lead on the spirited bluegrass-infused Someone Who Ain't Me.

Single Wide's release is welcomed by positive reviews.  “To make a mark as an acoustic act, you need good songs and good execution,” according to The Jamwich Magazines's Jeff Modzelewski. “There's a lot to like on this album and nothing that falls flat.  It's definitely worth a listen.”

Single Wide will be available nationally October 15. For more information, contact Rebecca Chiartas at rdchiartas@mix.wvu.edu. Also visit Mon Hills Records or The 18 Strings website.  

Contact Information:

Rebecca Chiartas

Public Relations - Mon Hills Records

rdchiartas@mix.wvu.edu

(240) 370-8623