The Lost Acres String Band
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The Lost Acres String Band

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Discography

Full-length CD "The Lost Acres String Band" released 9/1/2009, for which the band has garnered praise:
Grammy-winning musician Stacy Phillips wrote in Fiddler magazine that the trio “ranges confidently through an all-instrumental repertoire in several different styles, all handled with aplomb.” The Middletown Eye called the album “an instrumental delight. From reels to waltzes, acoustic blues to ‘swing’ tunes…impeccably played.”

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Bio

The band is only a little over a year old, but the members all have decades of experience playing around the Northeast.

Gordon has played in fusion, rock, folk, reggae, and country bands, and led a quartet in New York City for several years. He studied South Indian classical violin in India, and holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University. Melding the technical skill of a classical player with the creative power of a seasoned improviser, Gordon blends musical influences from around the world into a distinctly American violin/fiddle style.

Jon, a veteran of the New England folk and bluegrass scene, was a founding member on bass and vocals of the popular bluegrass band Traver Hollow. Jon has also played, sung, and recorded with numerous other groups as well as performing solo on guitar and vocals, always dedicated to keeping alive the spirit of acoustic folk music and the power of the blues. Appearing here on upright bass, Jon lays down a rock-steady foundation for the band.

Thom loves to play bluegrass and jazz guitar and is equally at home in both styles. He has performed with several Connecticut groups including Stoney Creek Bluegrass, and he continues to play in the jazz duo 60 Bullet Clifton with Ed Stern on keyboard. Thom has won guitar flat-picking and band contest prizes, and also leads guitar workshops around New England.