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Williamsport PA–Acoustic Rock & Roll Trio, Ron Fleeger & The Stranger, have joined forces with the band Carving Out Fiction, to work on a joint recording. The split-EP is called STRANGER AND FICTION, set for a July 2010 release.

Critics describe Fleeger and The Stranger as “having the power of The Clash filtered through grunge of the 90s, but with an eye on the millenium,” Fleeger and his band have been visible on the Pennsylvania live music circuit since October 2007. According to Fleeger, “The new project reprises some elements from our last album, LUCKY 7s. Lena Yeagle joins us, again, on cello, violin and vocals, and our sound is still urban folk-rock. However, the new songs are much darker. We’re brooding more.” The band is currently finishing up at Mind’s Eye Studio (Williamsport) with Scott Francis on mixing and mastering.

Fleeger & the Stranger is made up of guitarist, lead singer and songwriter Ron Fleeger, drummer/backing vocalist Keith C. Kavanaugh, and bassist/backing vocalist Ian Fink. Individually, the band members have been in the Pennsylvania music scene for more than twelve years, with their collective membership culled from bands such as John Oliver and The Distinguished, The Tell Tale Signs, Ralston, Entity, and The Bad Light Project–with loops contributed by famed producer Bill Laswell. The latter two projects were fronted by Fleeger, with production support from Bret Alexander (The Badlees) and Johnny J. Blair.

Carving Out Fiction is an alternative rock band based in York.  According to Fleeger, the band is “really the work of Joe Coria, who used to play with us in Entity. Joe is kind of a one-man band, but he’s forming a touring group.”

Each band will contribute three songs each to STTRANGER AND FICTION. For more information go to