The Threadbare Orchestra
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The Threadbare Orchestra

Gaston, South Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Gaston, South Carolina, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Americana


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"Count Of Ten" featured on soundtrack for independent film "99 Percent Sure"

Debut album forthcoming.



The Threadbare Orchestra was formed in November of 2008, when Americana-enthusiast C.R. Jones* ventured into the basement of derelict mathematician J.E. McClure, on the pretext of caring for a doomed cat. Whatever he may have discovered amidst the dusty electronics, he could surely describe it better than I. Several weeks later, a meeting between the parties was arranged, and it was agreed that a drummer (drummers being in short supply) should be kidnapped and forced to perform. This potentially misguided plot, inspired largely by McClure's misunderstandings regarding the circa-1930s traveling carnival, became unnecessary with the arrival of the distinguished A.X. Haley. Known communist (deleted) joined the band as a mandolin/banjo specialist, adopting the stage name of G.P. Symons. The final additions to the band were local organ grinder J.S. Lobo, whose musical acumen is exceeded only by his knowledge of fine scotch whiskeys, and S.H. Choi, whose heart is jiggered with guitar strings and synthesizer parts.

*Nice things said of Jones' previous life as a poor, traveling songwriter:

"Sparse and unadorned, morose yet smirky, Jones plays like Lou Reed if he had grown up more Appalachian." -Amplifier Magazine

"Quite effective and affecting, a good storyteller rather than a tiresome ranter.� –The Big Takeover

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