No Strings Attached

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No Strings Attached is an eclectic jazz group based in Roanoke and Blacksburg. The group has been nominated for several NAIRD INDIE awards, and won the award for Best Album in 1988 for "Take 5". Groups they have opened for include Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, the Dixie Chicks, John McCutcheon, Nickel Creek, and Turtle Island String Quartet. The quartet has played at venues across the States and Europe, including at the Kennedy Center, for CBS's Morning News, and in Wales, Ireland, Switzerland. The group wrote and recorded the theme song for the radio show World Cafe. As of Spring 2011, the group reports radio play in 36 states and two foreign countries.

Group Members

Name Years Instrument(s)
Jim Crawford 2009 to Present Guitar
Bob Thomas 1984 to 2011 Bass, bass clarinet, bass saxophone
Wes Chappell 1978 to present Hammer dulcimer, mandolin, mandola, guitar, pennywhistle, percussion
Randy Marchany 1980 to present Hammer dulcimer, synthesizer, piano, percussion
Pete Hastings 1980 to 2009
Suzy Gorsline 1980 to 1987
Rytas Vilgalys 1980 to 1983
Rusty May 1980 to 1984


Enessay Music Company Corporation holds the word mark to, "No Strings Attached," for,

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment, namely, live music concerts; entertainment in the nature of visual and audio performances by a musical ensemble; entertainment, namely live performances by a musical ensemble; entertainment services, namely, providing a web site featuring musical performances, musical videos, photographs and other multimedia materials featuring music performances; entertainment services, namely, providing non-downloadable prerecorded music via a global computer network; entertainment services, namely, providing information about a recording artist via an online network; providing an Internet website portal in the field of music; composition of music for others; providing information relating to live entertainment; providing information relating to music. FIRST USE: 19780630. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19780630

The mark, serial number, 77827221 was first filed for in September of 2009.

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