Monday, August 11, 2008

Nuttin But Stringz

The brother duo that makes up the band Nuttin but Stringz appeared on America’s Got Talent in June 2008. Damien and Tourie Escobar introduced themselves to the America’s Got Talent judging panel consisting of David Hasselhoff, Piers Morgan, and Sharon Osbourne, and when Osbourne referred to the two casually dressed young men, she mistakenly called the duo “Nothing but Strings.”
Damien Escobar began playing violin when he was a young boy, at the age of 10, and his brother soon followed. Damien jokingly sites that his brother Tourie Escobar started playing because he saw all the attention that Damien got from his mother when playing the violin. The duo calls their act something that is a way of getting classical and hip hop together with “the perfect marriage of R & B and Rock n Roll.” Wearing jeans, and t-shirts, the duo explained to Osbourne the correct name of the group; “Nuttin but Stringz.” Osbourne explained that the boys certainly didn’t look like the average violinists. When asked if they believed they could win, Tourie stated, “I don’t think I can lose.” With that attitude present, he was right: the duo is on their way to Vegas for the big America’s Got Talent competition.
Nuttin but Stringz presented an amazing show, and the audience’s feedback was nothing short of impressive. Piers Morgan ruled that Nothing but Stringz was “fresh, exciting, original, and super talented.” Osbourne will probably never again forget that the band’s name is not “Nothing but Strings,” but rather “Nuttin but Stringz,” because she stated that she believed that the duo would be an inspiration to many children. Hasselhoff, Osbourne, and Piers where in unison with their agreement: that Nuttin but Stringz deserved a chance at Vegas.