Praise for Acoustic Nomads:
"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 !"
- Mike Block
"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
"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
"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’ records are 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
What is Acoustic Nomads?
At the crossroads of South American folk music and Northern Americana you will find Acoustic Nomads, a band of rising stars taking the acoustic music scene by storm.
Acoustic Nomads interweaves folkloric traditions from North and South America with soaring musical improvisation, and their influences span from Appalachia to Argentina.
The band's unique sound is a result of the players harnessing these varied musical interests and joyously exploring uncharted territory together.
Since forming in 2019, Acoustic Nomads has headlined performances at WBUR Cityspace in Boston, Club Passim in Cambridge, Arts at the Armory in Somerville, and has performed at festivals including Freshgrass, Grey Fox, and Joe Val.
The members of Acoustic Nomads have toured nationally and internationally, playing everywhere from NPR Tiny Desk, to the British Isles, Peru, and Canada.
Following in the footsteps of world music giants like The Silk Road Project, Acoustic Nomads seeks to change the world through musical collaboration. Acoustic Nomads seeks to create curious, compassionate fans of global music all over the world by highlighting the diversity within and commonality between musical traditions.
Their performances maintain the spirit of folkloric music, while delving into conversational soloing and sophisticated chamber music arrangements, showing how different cultures can come together and join in the celebration of humanity through art.
In 2021 and 2022, Acoustic Nomads released their twin albums,
“The Abominable Stringband Vol. 1 & 2," available everywhere that music can be heard!