Hey everyone, we wanted to send out a little update about what is happening with Pressing Strings. We apologize if it has been a bit unclear, the situation has a lot of moving parts. The band's dynamic has changed quite a bit over the past few years due to band members not being able to continue the lifestyle of late nights and constant fly-by-the-seam schedule. Josh Kachura and Bob Novak had to take some time off to focus on fatherhood. What can be said, the ladies can't keep they're hands off of them :)
So in their absence I felt the need to continue writing, recording, and performing under my own name Jordan Sokel, with the help of Prof. Nick Welker on bass and Dr. Brandon Bartlett on the drums. Check the new website out HERE. All future shows will be listed on that site.
Pressing Strings is still a large part of our sound and setlists and this March we are making our first appearance in Austin at SXSW as a trio and have a new record in the works at Hudson Street Sound. We thankyou for your support and patience as fans and we hope to see you out and about, no matter what name the show is billed under
Happy Holidays everyone! January 10th we'll be opening up for Jimmie's Chicken Shack along with our good friends Sweet Leda @ Rams Head Live in Baltimore! We'll have tickets at our shows so grab em while there available.
This fall and winter we've had and will have the privilidge of giving our time and music to a lot of great causes. Feels good to give back. This Saturday we will be playing an Haloween event @Stan and Joe's that will benefit a girl named Melissa Smith who has had an incredibly hard ride these last several years. After struggling to beat cancer not once but twice she came down with rare neurological disease called Transverse Myelitis which left her paralyzed. Recently TheChive.com amazingly helped raise over $300,000 for Melissa to build a house that she can feel comfortable. You can read the incredible story here. So this weekend the community is hosting another fundraiser for Melissa and we will be playing at 5pm. If you are in the Annapolis or surrounding areas come on out the Stan and Joe's and party down for a great cause. Live music and fun events all day and night on West Street.