Cross Strung is Utah's new and upcoming Bluegrass, Celtic and Contemporary folk band. They travel all over the states performing for all types of audiences.
“CrossStrung” is one of Utah's most exciting acoustic groups. Entertaining with their tight harmonies and hot instrumentals is what this family group is all about. Not only do they switch off playing each others' instruments, on occasions 3 of them can be seen playing on the same instrument at the same time. The band enjoys performing a variety of music including bluegrass, celtic, country, gospel and folk, adding their own unique style. There show is energetic and fun.They won the National Family Talent Search and went to Branson, MO, to open for the Hughes Family. They recently returned from a tour through Texas and Arizona.The band consists of 6 members. Sheri Cluff, mother and band manager, plays guitar, and bohdran. Sarah (Cluff) Riggs, 23, plays mandolin and guitar, sings lead vocals and has toured with Clog America to Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Poland. She has been to Ireland and British Columbia to study celtic guitar. She won First Place, twice on Mandolin and once on Guitar at the Utah State Old Timers Fiddlers competitions in Richield, Utah. Dan Riggs, 25, plays fiddle and has toured with Clog America to Greece, Turkey, Germany, England, Spain, Romania, Hungary, China, Mexico, and Brazil. He has played with jazz, country,rock, and bluegrass bands, but his favorite songs to play are the hot ?fiddle tunes. Leah Cluff, 19, plays fiddle and placed 1st at the Wheeler Farms Old Time Fiddlers Competition in 2009 and 2nd Place at the State Old Time Fiddlers Competition in Richield in 2010. She sings leads and harmonies. Emma Cluff, 17, plays electric and acoustic bass, and sings leads and harmony vocals.
Leah Cluff (Fiddle, Cello),
Sarah Riggs (Mandolin, guitar),
Dan Riggs (Fiddle, cajon),
Emma Cluff (Bass),
Sheri Cluff (Guitar, Bodhran, Flute)