Boulder Acoustic Society

Boulder Acoustic Society

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Boulder Acoustic Society is a four piece group that plays a progressive mix of jazz and string band music on a unique combination of instruments. Their music is traditional yet modern, subtle yet virtuosic and surprising yet familiar.

Biography

BAS began with Kailin and Brad jamming together on Pearl Street in Boulder during the summer of 2003. Aaron was on vacation in Boulder and saw them playing. He thought, "I hope I can hook up with players like that when I move here." That September, Aaron was hired to work at HB Woodsongs, a folk instrument shop in Boulder. By coincidence, he replaced Brad as a retail employee. Aaron and Brad met and exchanged phone numbers and were soon playing music with Kailin.

After a few open mics and coffee shop gigs, Scott was asked to join to provide the final piece of the puzzle in January 2004. Since then, BAS has been dedicated to both musical tradition and innovation through re-workings of forgotten musical pieces and the composition of new works for their "Neo Acoustic" quartet.

In August 2004, they were named winners at the Notes At 9,000 Emerging Artist Series Competition in Winter Park, Colorado. This honor kick started their career with guidance from an entertainment lawyer, a publicist, a graphic designer and more.

Their debut record, "So Many Stars In the Sky," was release in October of 2004 and quickly sold out of 3,000 copies, a difficult task for a new band. In reference to this record, Brad Weisman from the Colorado Daily said, "...(BAS) creates as pleasant and appealing a listening experience as can be imagined...it lifts the art and soul with dynamic energy that comes from a blend of strong, inventive technique and wry, winning charm."

In March of 2005, BAS was chosen to play a showcase at the South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, TX, which resulted in a Japanese distribution deal for their first record.

Their interest in the ukulele has lead them to perform all over North America, including California, New York and Nova Scotia. They released their first book of ukulele songs in August of 2005, which allowes BAS fans to strum along to their favorite songs.

BAS' second record is due out in January 2006 and will feature producer Sally Van Meter, Darol Anger and Greg Schochet. The release of this record will push BAS out on the road full time, with festival, concert hall and house concert bookings all over the country.

Discography

So Many Stars In The Sky
8th Color (Jan 2006)

Set List

BAS has about 75 pieces in their repertoire, including about 45 originals. Their cover material includes standards from jazz, bluegrass, old time, jug band, tin pan alley, ragtime and more. Most sets are 50 minutes long. Any of our sets can be customized to any genre.