July 26 2022



We are excited to announce that we are selected to perform at IBMA World of Bluegrass 2022 and recieved IBMA International Band Performance Grant! We are very grateful and looking forward to our appearances in Raleigh, and our follow-on tour in 2023. Our main goal at our performances is to give the audiences an amazing performance of our Estonian-infused acoustic music, to show the whole range of emotional spectrum of our songs and musicianship, and to let the people experience that even though we sing in a foreign language, music is something that transcends these borders and brings all of us closer together. 

Paul Schiminger, chair of the IBMA International Band Steering Committee, said “It was a very competitive process for this year’s inaugural grant, with many terrific international bands applying. We felt Curly Strings stood out with their exciting blend of Estonian-influenced bluegrass music. We look forward to seeing them in Raleigh and on their 2023 U.S. tour, which will include highlight performances at Grey Fox, ROMP, Frankfort Bluegrass Festival, The Station Inn, and the Grand Ole Opry.”