Stringwood began in 1987 as a five piece band in Richmond, Virginia, the brainchild of singer-songwriter Ed Torres. Ed had been playing music since childhood and spent a lot of time on the road, at one point touring as the opening act for the Allman Brothers. By the time he came to the Grand Strand in 1990 the original band had morphed into an acoustic duo.
Stringwood was an immediate hit, playing a wide variety of venues all up and down the Strand and quickly acquiring a following. So when his original partner Mac decided to give up the night life and quit playing music Ed knew he had to keep the name going. Several partners came and went, but the quality of the music never wavered. With or without original backing tracks, the music is strong and entertaining.
And Stringwood has been entertaining crowds in every conceivable venue, playing songs ranging from timeless standards to the latest hits. When you hear a mix of Classic rock, TropRock, country, blues, reggae, shagging music, line dancing, even a little jazz, no one comes close to the wide ranging variety of Stringwood. No matter what your musical needs: clubs, restaurants, parties, fund raisers and festivals of all kinds; a Stringwood performance is always a good time.