Blac Sheep Strings

Violinist/String Arranger

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I'm a Nashville singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. As a classically trained violinist, I love composing unique string arrangements. Whether it's lush beds, an effected stab or a fiddle run, strings can really make your track stand out. I'm also proficient at acoustic and electric guitar and can provide rhythm and solo parts.

Offering violin, voice and guitar services including string arranging, violin/fiddle and viola parts, electric and acoustic rhythm and solo guitar as well as background and top line vocals. I trained as a classical violinist at Preucil School of Music from 1986-2000 and then studied classical and contemporary voice, as well as violin at Luther College and then Berklee College of Music from 2000-2007. For the last four years I've played guitar and violin, as well as sung background vocals with a major label country act and toured extensively, performing in venues such as The Grand Ole Opry, Fenway Park, Alpine Valley, Shoreview Amphitheatre and Comerica Park. My specialization is mainly in blues, jazz and R&B influenced pop as well as folk and Americana.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

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  1. Review by Ian C.
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    Blac is a highly competent player of both violin and viola. He built a string section for me and used clear projection and emotive phrasing to inject life into my song. Absolutely solid work!

Interview with Blac Sheep Strings

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: Pop/folk/R&B

  3. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  4. A: Pop, R&B, soul, folk, Americana and country

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Hearing unique lines

  7. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  8. A: Unique sounds, string beds and interesting production.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I use a UA Apollo Twin, Akai MPC and a Macbook Pro. Mics are as follows: Rode NT1A Condenser, Neumann TML 102, Shure SM7, RCA 77-1 Ribbon Mic. Multiple guitars, acoustic and electric, and violins and violas. '69 Princeton Reverb and a Morgan SW22R head, as well as Deluxe Reverb.

  11. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  12. A: Pharrell, James Bay, Ryan Tedder, Matt Corby, Jim James, Donny Hathaway.

  13. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  14. A: Demo track work, strings and songwriting.

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Terms Of Service

Two revisions permitted.Typical turn-around is 7-10 days depending on availability and scope. Revisions over two, half-rate charged.

Gear Highlights
  • 1969 Princeton Reverb
  • Neumann TML 102
  • RCA 77-1 Ribbon Mic
  • 1800's violin
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