The Deliberate Strangers

Style: Hillbilly Noire
Formed: 1994
Stomping grounds: Pittsburgh, PA

The Deliberate Strangers draw their inspiration from the time honored themes of murder, drinkin', and Jesus. Starting out as bluegrass hopefuls, the band has continued to mutate, merging ambient electronics with traditional backwoods sounds.

Band Members:

Stephanie Vargo - bass, vocals
Tom Moran - guitars, mandolin, banjo, vocals
Ms. Scratchy - fiddle, 5 string violin, theremin, Korg, vocals

Jon Manning played drums and sang on Mood Music for Snake Handlers

Contact Addresses:

Band: PO Box 8104, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Phone: 412-421-5240 . . Fax: .
E-mail: (Tom and Stephanie)

Label: Payday Records, PO Box 8104 Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
Phone: 412-421-5240 . . Fax: .
E-mail: (Tom Moran)


Hog Wild and Pig Bitin' Mad - Payday Records 1997 Payday 003

Mood Music for Snake Handlers - Payday Records 1998 Payday 004

Other Notes:

May/June 1997 No Depression article

Ms. Stephanie co-promoted the Twangburgh festival.

Other web site-

Included in the 1st edition of Modern Twang.

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