Posts Tagged ‘Glory Hope Mountain’

The Acorn @ LaundroMatinee

A lovely video of The Acorn performing Crooked Legs on LaundroMatinee in Indianapolis. They have some mp3 freebies available as well as a few other videos from the same session.

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Can’t get enough? Their video for Crooked Legs is out and can be watched here! (h/t to Stereogum!)

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The Acorn at Home

The Acorn performed at Bluesfest in their hometown of Ottawa yesterday.  The outdoor festival has always been a fantastic way to watch live music and this was definitely no exception!

The band played a beautiful blend of songs from their previous albums with a touch of new music as well.   And despite the rumours I think they give great banter.

If you haven’t listened to The Acorn or if you just can’t get enough check out some of the tunes they recorded for Have You Heard.  If you want to know more about the band Stereogum had a great interview with a few of them about their day jobs.  For some fantastic black and white photos of the band from a gig in New York and a few wry comments from Jeff Debutte check out SarahSpy’s blog.

Here are a few photos from the Ottawa show… click on the shots to see a larger image.

Rolf & Jeff

Keiko, Jeffrey, Howie

Shaun and Howie

Jeff

All photos by me.  All Rights Reserved. Yadda Yadda Yadda.

UPDATE:  I came across a great blogger interview with Rolf & Jeff… check out part 1 and part 2!

The Acorn

The Acorn is not a band. The word “band” doesn’t do them justice. The Acorn is a collective of incredibly talented musicians.

Their music is full to the brim with melodic harmonies as well as percussive and flowing rhythms. Their music accomplishes something impressive… it both soothes and energizes. It has an organic feel, as though it is pushing its way up through the moist dark earth at the height of spring hoping to join the crocuses while they ring in the season of renewal.

I hope that doesn’t sound like a pretentious pile of crap. I wrote those words while listening to the song Crooked Legs off of their most recent album Glory Hope Mountain. There is definitely something about The Acorn, something fresh and alive in their sound and in their presence.

If you didn’t have the chance to see them in their element at The Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, Quebec this past weekend be sure to hunt them down in your hometown. I’m sure they’ll pop up sooner or later… it is spring after all!

You can check out some reviews here or here.

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