“Truth & Sky is the perfect blend of mesmerizing vocals and string melodies”. Alyssa Gallant – The Coast, Halifax, NS
This has been a big year for Acres and Acres. The band released their sophomore album Truth & Sky, charted on commercial and campus radio across the country (#1 on CFRC in Kingston & CKDU in Halifax), featured on CBC’s The Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean and sold out their Maritime tour with a full band & string section.
Based out of Halifax, NS the band consists of a duo of songwriters (Kris Pope & David Scholten), a killer rhythm section (Jordi Comstock, Ian Sherwood), and a talented composer & keys player (Ian Bent). For bigger shows, a string quartet joins the group, adding the lush layers found on the album.
“Truth And Sky has a beautiful arrangement…..Scholten and Pope's vocals are stirring and graceful throughout.” - Bob Mersereau, CBC
The band’s debut album All Nations was nominated for Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards. Three years of writing, touring, recording, collaborating and general endless philosophizing resulted in a concise and impressive follow up album. Truth & Sky uses a variety of live recordings and studio tracks to further develop the band’s unique atmospheric-folk sound.
"...a record that I can only describe as the Nova Scotia Trinity Sessions."
- Tom Power, Deep Roots, CBC R2
Select upcoming Atlantic Canadian shows include:
May 11 - Halifax, NS - Open City @ Bishop's Landing - Halifax Waterfront (free) 11am - 3pm
May 24 - Halifax, NS - The Seahorse - The Caravan's CD Release show
May 25 - Chester, NS - The Chester Playhouse
June 7 - Grand Manan, NB - The Relay For Life
June 8 - Belleisle Bay, NB - HamJam Music Festival
June 20 - Halifax, NS - COCA Showcase!
June 27 - Fredericton, NB – City of Fredericton Outdoor Series (Free)
June 29 - Gagetown, NB - Folly Fest 2013
June 30 - Saint John, NB - City of Saint John - Outdoors at Market Square (free)
July 1 - Saint John, NB - City of Saint John - Outdoors at Market Square (free)
July 26 - Fundy National Park – Concert Series in the Park (Free)
July 27 - Hillsborough, NB - The Bore Music Festival
August 1 - Rothesay, NB – Rothesay on the Commons Summer Series (Free)
August 3 - Nashwaak Bridge, NB - The Nashwaak Music Festival
August 9 - Bear Falls, NS - Bear Falls Music Fest.
August 10 - Bear Falls, NS - Bear Falls Music Fest.