Athena Strings

Musician, Teacher, and Artist in Nashville, Tennessee

Hi! I’m Lindsey Smith-Trostle, aka Lulu Love. As the contractor and founder of Athena Strings, I thought I’d let you all know a little bit about my experience. I have recorded on records such as Kacey Musgraves, Yelawolf, Beyoncé, Jack White, Alicia Keys, Kirk Franklin, Anthony Hamilton, Tanya Tucker, Mikky Echo, Pokey LaFarge, several local artists like Ruby Amanfu, Lucie Silvas, Andrew Combs, Steelism, Caitlin Rose, Charlie Worsham, Joshua Hedley, Fiona Culley, Gabe Dixon, Etta & Bob Britt & Ben Sturgell, just to name a few. Performed live with Lucie Silvas, Ruby Amanfu, Disturbed, TranSiberian Orchesfra, Quiet Entertainer, Etta Britt, Fee Culley, Heather Bond, Amy Grant, Glenn Campbell, Smokey Robinson and many more local artists. I’m also a private teacher of cello and piano. I compose my own music, most of which can be heard here:

I was one of the twenty artists from around the country to be chosen to be a part of the first year of Red Bulls’s Bass Camp Music Academy in 2014.

I’ve had the honor of playing for Benjamin Zander and the Tokyo String Quartet.

I’ve also played several musicals...including Kinky Boots at TPAC, The Last Five Years & Sweeney Todd at TPAC for Nashville Rep, Fiddler on the Roof for Studio Tenn, and countless others for Street Theater, Blackbird Theater, Ladybug Theater, Lipscomb, Belmont, and several other local Theater companies.

I’m the founder, cellist, and for Athena Strings and have been playing weddings and events for around 20 years purely thru word of mouth. I have access to the most talented musicians in Nashville and I also have a variety of music...from pop to classical, Broadway, country, you name it, we make it happen. We offer string duos, trios, and quartets or soloists. We also can hire other musicians such as harpists, guitarist, singers, trumpets, etc.

Best of all, you get a free consultation with me to discuss music selection, contacts & pricing, processional & recessional logistics. We want to make your special day just as special as you are!!!! Contact me with any questions you may have! Thanks!

Lindsey Smith-Trostle (615) 594-6370

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  • Work
    • Cellist & Athena Strings
  • Education
    • BM & MM in Cello Performance
    • Hume Fogg Academic High School
    • Brevard Music Festival
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