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Acoustic Nomads

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The Stringband Reimagined

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The Abominable Stringband Vol. 2

What is Acoustic Nomads?

At the crossroads between South American folk music and Northern Americana you will find the Acoustic Nomads. First created by Noah Harrington (bass) and Maurizio Fiore Salas (cuatro and guitar) as Noah y Maurizio, they have evolved, with mandolinist Ethan Setiawan and fiddler Sofia Chiarandini. The music is elegant and ground breaking, truly showing how cultures come together and music defies borders. The virtuosic playing of these musicians is a revolution in the evolution of the burgeoning acoustic music scene in the United States.

Praise for Acoustic Nomads:


Mike Marshall

"These guys and gal are kicking it! So nice to see many of my Acoustic Music Seminar Alumni hooking up and carrying on with what we all share at the Savannah Music Festival each year.  I feel like a proud papa.  Well done, all!"

- Mike Marshall

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Mike Block

"Acoustic Nomads' debut album is an inspiring display of brilliant solo and ensemble playing, as well as beautiful tune writing and arranging.  This is a special group with a unique sound - definitely worth keeping an eye on this group!"

- Mike Block

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Tony Trischka

"Having gotten to know some of these brilliant young folks from the Berklee College of Music, I was predisposed to loving this project before even hearing it.  Needless to say, every expectation was met and this rich omnibus of savory musics is sure to garner many new fans.  May this group have the long lifespan it richly deserves!"

- Tony Trischka

Sam Reider

"In my mind, the marker of success for any project that fuses the styles of two or more cultures is achieving a body of work that feels unique without needing to call attention to its own novelty. Acoustic Nomads’ debut record “Acoustic Travelogue” is unplaceable and authentic in the best possible way. The rhythmic patterns of the cuatro fit seamlessly with a repertoire that balances jazz, contemporary string band and world music. I can’t wait to see where they go next!" 

- Sam Reider

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