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New Chattanooga residents Tom and Fran Morley, with long time Chattanooga resident Bryant Haynes, are Stringer’s Ridge, a band that crosses musical and geographic boundaries. Their music focuses on Celtic and Old Time but could veer off into other eclectic genres at a moment’s notice.

Fiddler Tom Morley has played professionally most all his life in many genres. Classically trained, he’s been a concert violinist, toured Europe with New Orleans jazz bands, and has a Gold Album representing his years on stage and studio with Country singer John Anderson. His passion for Irish Traditional Music led to the formation of bands that played across the country. His wife, Fran Morley has played the Irish bodhrán alongside him in concerts and pub sessions from Alabama to Ireland.

A respected teacher at GPS, guitarist Bryant Haynes calls himself a Jack of all trades and master of none, although he does have a master’s degree in physics, should that ever be called for in a band. He plays a wide variety of acoustic instruments, sings and tells Appalachian stories, and can pound rhythms into the floor with his amazing Podorythmie talents—otherwise known as French Canadian foot tapping.

Stringer's Ridge's Members

Tom Morley

  • Fiddle

Bryant Haynes

  • Acoustic Guitar/Vocals

Fran Morley

  • Percussion



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  • Acoustic Guitar/Vocals (1)
  • Percussion (1)