Friday, April 23, 2010

American Heart Assn. Features Nuttin' But Stringz in Benefit Concert in Houston

Houston wakes up to the powerful music of Nuttin' But Stringz

KHOU-TV "Great Day" morning show

" We get a lot of requests to perform for charity, but events that benefit heart disease and stroke research are dear to our heart," said Tourie and Damien Escobar, Nuttin’ But Stringz, who will perform in a concert tonight at an American Heart Association benefit in Houston at The Hobby Center for Performing Arts in Zilkha Hall.


Platinum Selling Urban Rock Violin Duo Nuttin’ But Stringz Brings Nuttin’ But Music and Hope to American Heart Association (AHA)

Houston, TX. April 23, 2010 — “Nuttin’ But Stringz,” an international urban rock violin duo sensation, who rocked the airwaves on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars is scheduled to appear in Houston for the American Heart Assn. tonight (Friday,April 23, 2010). The fundraising event will be held at The Hobby Center for Performing Arts in Zilkha Hall.

" We get a lot of requests for perform for chairty, but heart disease and stroke research charity events a are dear to our heart," said Tourie and Damien Escobar, Nuttin’ But Stringz

Last Tuesday, April 13, 2010, Nuttin’ But Stringz made history performing live on Dancing with the Stars, Television’s most watch show (22-25 million).


(L-R Damien Escobar, Niecy Nash, Tourie Escobar
Louis Van Amstel at ABC's Dancing with the Stars

Teenage brothers, Tourie Escobar and Damien Escobar grew up in Queens, NY. Together, the Escobar brothers are Nuttin’ But Stringz (NBS). They combine the classical sound of the violin with urban rock, Pop, R&B and Hip-hop. At age 10 both were the youngest to attend the legendary Juilliard School of Music in New York City where they were able to hone their craft and find their place. Their mission is to bridge the gap between Popular and Classical music. Nuttin’ But Stringz debut CD and most recent composition, Struggle from the Subway to the Charts.”

After etching a spot in the top three finalists on NBC’s America’s Got Talent exposing the group to 750 million viewers worldwide, and opened the doors for a multitude of music offers and contracts. Most recently Nuttin’ But Stringz broke history performing as the first instrumental musical act on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars show (April 13, 2010), reaching an audience from 22-25 million viewers in U.S. Other opportunities include Paris (A French version of AGT) to MTV Unplugged. Both Tourie and Damien agree that, “We are to the violin what Michael Jordan was to basketball.”

Nuttin’ But Stringz, two of the most talked about brothers in the music industry, Damien and Tourie Escobar, Queens, NY were finalists on the NBC show, Americas Got Talent

Funds raised through the Power of Legacy event directly impact research, education and outreach in Houston. The 2010 Power of Legacy Chair is Merele Yarborough. Honorees for the evening are Aetna, Kirk Franklin and Judy and Wayne McConnell. For tickets, contact the American Heart Association at 713-610-5010 or visit

Also tonight, but recorded earlier, Nuttin' But Stringz will be featured on the popular MTV Unplugged.

Since its 2006 inception, the American Heart Association’s Power To End Stroke initiative has been forging ahead to empower people through education and awareness about their risk for stroke and their choices for prevention. Stroke is the number three killer in America and the leading cause of disability. In fact, according to the AHA, nearly 2,600 Americans die of cardiovascular disease daily, or one every 33 seconds.


About the American Stroke Association

The goal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is to reduce disability and death from stroke through research, education and advocacy. In its 2006–07 fiscal year, the association invested more than $152 million to fight stroke. To learn more, call 1-888-4STROKE or visit:

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