Bio

Curly Strings / Taavet / Villu / Eeva / Jaan

 

Curly Strings is a four-piece band, that draws its inspiration from American bluegrass and their own personal heritage in the current Estonian cultural space. Intense and playful ensemblework, hauntingly beautiful melodies and sincere presentation of their music forms the main basis of the Curly Strings soundscape. The band’s rise in the Estonian music scene in 2013 was a phenomenon unlike any other: a folk music artist becomes mainstream by collecting music awards and being the top seller in music stores for more than a year.

Eeva Talsi – fiddle, lead vocals
Taavet Niller – upright bass, vocals
Jaan Jaago – guitar, vocals
Villu Talsi – mandolin, vocals

AWARDS

European World Of Bluegrass (EWOB) 2016 festival:

#1 European Bluegrass Award

Liz Meyer Award

For EP “Elumäng”

Best Nu-folk Artist (Estonian Ethno Music Awards 2015)

For album “Üle ilma”

Album of the year (Estonian Music Awards 2015)

Band of the year (Estonian Music Awards 2015)

Newcomer of the year (Estonian Music Awards 2015)

Newcomer of the year (Estonian Golden Record 2015)

Band of the year (Estonian Golden Record 2015)

Album of the year (Estonian Golden Record 2015)

For song “Kauges külas”

Song of the year (Estonian Music Awards 2015)

Radio 2 hit of the year 2014

“Estonian lyrics and tradition meld with American string band influences to create a sound at once familiar, yet unlike anything you’ve heard before.” Casey Driessen

“These musicians are inspired by music from far away places but are deeply connected and informed by their own cultural heritage. I LOVE THAT!” Mike Marshall