Their name, Nuttin’ But Stringz, doesn’t even begin to describe the dynamic, original style of the Escobar brothers. It’s more like Nuttin’ But Stringz, keys, sticks, mics and more as they combine classical violin with hip-hop beats. And CGG has the lowdown  from younger brother Damien Escobar on their upcoming tour, their feelings about The Soloist , and their “Struggle from the Subway to the Charts.”
After mastering the classical violin at Julliard at the age of 10, brothers Damien and Tourie Escobar played the subways and the streets of New York. “In the subway you find so many different people playing the weirdest instruments that you could ever imagine….It’s incredible! And seeing that, you know, we were like, ‘wow, there are really no musical boundaries.”
The title and theme of their first album, “Struggle from the Subway to the Charts,” chronicles their experience. Oh, and did we mention the boys wrote and produced every song on their first album when they were just 16-years-old!? The string kings, now 22 and 24, have taken fusion to a new level; engaging different groups of people with their music and letting their roots show.
On top of their successful career, they have traveled around the country, encouraging communities to get involved in the arts  with organizations like Save the Music and Feed the Need. “At the end of the day you want to go to sleep and hope that you made a change in somebody’s life today.”
One of their latest efforts combines their passion for the homeless cause  and the arts. They are featured on the website for the new feature film, The Soloist, which you can check out below! Damien told CGG all about his personal reaction to the film and his commitment to helping out the homeless.
So, as the boys say in their hit song Thunder, “grab your strings, your mics, your guitars, whatever you got!” and check out CGG’s exclusive interview  with one of the violin Vikings now!