Among The Acres
“Among the Acres” is a folk rock quartet based out of Hartford, CT that fuses an eclectic range of influences into a sound defined by cascading vocal harmonies, intricate string melodies, and an insatiable desire for “groove”. They deliver powerful live performances, marked by a dynamic spectrum of style, emotion, and sound.
Songwriters and founding members Michael Day and Sean Lemkey sowed the seeds of the project while recording their own solo material with a common producer, Patrick Giguere. The pair spent countless hours workshopping songs in various basements, sharing a passion for the detail and depth of musical composition. Soon thereafter, drummer and percussionist Erik Lindblad and bassist Greg Ganci came aboard, bringing with them a keen sense of feel and rhythmic musicality.
As the name might suggest, the band’s songs seek to evoke an atmosphere reminiscent of the range of feelings experienced being in the great outdoors – the serenity, clarity, and simplicity, juxtaposed with the volatility, immensity, and mystery of nature. The writing strives to balance raw personal testimony with the universal human experience, interweaving heady themes with familiar and catchy melodic ideas. The wide scope of instrumentation helps to express these themes, which ranges from acoustic guitar, banjo, electric guitar, bass, and various percussion and drum arrangements.
“Among the Acres” can be found performing all over Connecticut and the greater New England area, playing everywhere from local breweries, to festivals, and of course seizing any opportunity to play outside! They have recently been interviewed and featured in the Hartford Courant and have a loyal local following.
Among the Acres is sure to appeal to a wide range of listeners and bring a memorable performance wherever the road takes them!
Belle of the Fall
Tracy Walton- 2014 and 2015 New England Music Award nominee Best Male Performer. An accomplished bassist and songwriter who has written for Alfred Books and taught at the National Guitar Workshop.
Julia Autumn Ford- CT Music Award Nominee Best New Artist 2014 and Song of the Year 2015. Her debut solo album has gained her well deserved attention as a singer of rare talent. “It’s almost freakish how good she sings. I watched her and it was hard to process that it was actually coming out of her mouth.” Joe Michelini, River City Extension.