Cross Strung is Utah's new and upcoming 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 family harmonies and hot instrumentals is what this 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 celtic, folk, gospel and bluegrass, 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 5 members. Sarah (Cluff) Riggs, 24, 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, 27, 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, 20, plays fiddle and and cello and won hot fiddle at the Wheeler Farms Old Time Fiddlers Competition. She sings harmonies. Emma Cluff, 18, plays electric and acoustic bass, and sings leads and harmony vocals. Sheri Cluff, mother and band manager, plays guitar, Irish flute, whistle and bohdran. Their show includes some Canadian step dancing and lots of fun.
Leah Cluff (Fiddle, Cello),
Sarah Riggs (Mandolin, guitar),
Dan Riggs (Fiddle, cajon,djembe),
Emma Cluff (Bass),
Sheri Cluff (Guitar, Bodhran, Irish Flute, whistle)