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Published: Thursday, July 18 2013 5:00 a.m. MDT

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York, SC

This girl is such a joy to watch!

Wasatch Front, UT

It puzzles me why they (the TabChoir) continue to promote Lindsey as a "hip-hop" violinist!?!? Huh???

I checked (pretty-much) her entire website and NEVER once saw the use of the term "hip-hop" a single time, to describe or promote her style or technique.

So why does the MoTabChoir continue to refer to her that way??

Salt Lake City, UT

Stirling is a very positive voice at a time a lot of people need a positive voice. I believe she does a lot of good for everyone.

Although her style is completely modern, it's not really a blend of traditional just because it's a violin, especially not because of her writing style. All music has traditional roots. But if we're qualifying her style, I really have to go with modern.

However one defines it, I'm excited for her to perform with the Mo-Tab. It's one of the most exciting things any LDS musician could hope for.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA


Couldn't agree more...anybody who refers to Lindsey Stirling as a "hip-hop" violinist has no idea what hip-hop music really is.

Orem, UT


Really?? You scoured Lindsey Stirling's website just to see if the MoTab's info was faulty?

If you'd done a simple Google Search instead you would have seen that Lindsey Stirling has been described as a "hip-hop violinist" by USAToday, the Chicago Sun-Times, YouTube, Wikipedia, the SL Trib, and yes, the DNews, long before she was invited to perform with the Tabernacle Choir. It's her brand name - not a phrase the Choir made up. One of her best-known videos shows her playing along with a track by the Black-Eyed Peas ("Pump It"), who are about as "hip-hop" as it gets.

And then there are Lindsey's own words (from the indiegogo website)- "My name is Lindsey Stirling. I am a hip hop violinist." That kinda seals the deal, doesn't it!?

@Brave Sir Robin

Hip-hop isn't just one thing. It's a conglomerate of styles, always changing and morphing with each new musician who has been influenced by it... like Lindsey Stirling, for example. She probably has a pretty good idea of what hip-hop music "really is." She makes it herself, very successfully, and on her own terms.

Layton, UT

I wonder if Lindsey will get MoTab to sing soundrack for Assassin's Creed. :) Hehehe. She's done some unusual songs on her site, still it's fun to see how she can twist all these musical pieces into something new and nice to listen to...

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