Roots of the Traveller is getting great reviews:
CityBeat: "... a whirling dervish of organic sounds,
highlighted by the band members' tight vocal harmonies... "
Dayton Voice: "... melding the harmony rich sounds of Crosby, Stills and Nash with the acoustic alt-rock of Dave Matthews..."
Oxford Press: "...an overwhelming success&emdash;a diverse, enjoyable CD"
The Amusement : "...strong chemistry ... finally a band that can be recognized for their sound"
Local all-acoustic band, Acoustica, from Oxford, has had its debut CD released on Racer Records, based out of San Francisco. The group's Roots of a Traveler is a whirling dervish of organic sounds, highlighted by the band members' tight vocal harmonies. Like Crosby Stills and Nash weaned on '90s Modern Rock, Acoustica create a sound that will fit nicely in the Adult Alternative format so popular these days on radio. The trio is slated to tour around the Midwest in support of this release.
For more info write Racer Records, 2443 Filmore St., #202, San
Francisco, CA 94115.
CityBeat (Cincinnati), January 22 - 28, 1998, p. 24
Roots of the Traveller (Racer Records) is the debut release from Oxford-based Acoustica. The 12-song CD finds the quartet - Jay Brunner (guitars/vocals), Scott Lee (bass/vocals), Mark Becknell (drums/vocals) and Nick Mavridoglou (percussion) - melding the harmony rich sounds of Crosby, Stills and Nash with the acoustic alt-rock of Dave Matthews.
"Postmark Birmingham" is a melancholy tale about a married man who ruminates about a lost love and how life is different since they were together. "She always wanted me to quit smoking/now that I have she doesn't even know/things have changed a lot since the last time she wrote/ad that was near three years ago."
If you want to preview songs from the CD for yourself, the band's label has a website at www.racerrecords.com/Acoustica.html where you can select sound files and see album art, lyrics and a brief interview. You can mail order a copy of Acoustica's new release from Racer Records, 2443 Filmore St. #202, San Francisco, Calif. 94115.
Dayton Voice, January 29 - February 4, 1998, p. 21
More as we get them ...