The name says it all: Acousticana plays American roots music on acoustic instruments. Bluegrass, Tex-Mex, folk, country, gospel, Cajun—it’s all here, tastefully informed by soul, blues, rock, pop, world music, and other contemporary influences. Great music has always been about creating new and original expressions, not simply repeating the voices of the past as perfectly as possible. That’s what they do - take from the old and make something new. New music with an old feel. Add a healthy dose of originals, an impressive array of acoustic instruments, and a commitment to creative arrangements and vivid performances, and you get a musical gumbo guaranteed to please.
Acousticana is: Ellen Breen, Attleboro, MA (guitar, vocals); James Butrym, Worcester, MA (guitar, mandolin, vocals); Rob Dross, Somerville, MA (bass); Stroker, Arlington, MA (accordion, vocals); and Andy Solberg, Attleboro, MA (mandolin, fiddle, vocals).
Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library