“Hundred Acres is an East Tennessee-based band centered around the sharp vocals and unique songs of guitarist Jeff Lane. The rhythms mostly have an acoustic groove driven by the mandolin and guitar. You probably won’t confuse the songs with anyone else’s, and that’s a good thing, although you will hear echoes of Steely Dan, and occasionally the Beatles, Eagles, and even the Doobie Brothers. But it’s mostly the fertile mind of Jeff Lane, with great help from Matthew Oakes, Joe and Howard Bastedo and Quentin Horton, who also recorded and produced “Where The Buffalo Roam”. The project has a very live feel, on purpose… Sounds like Jeff is showcasing his tunes for you in the living room. And I can’t think of a better way to listen to cool new music”. Tim Stafford – Blue Highway ” – Tim Stafford / Blue Highway / Rounder Records
Hundred Acres a tragedy turned triumph staff report Published May 29th, 20123:51
Hundred Acres will perform at 7 p.m., Thursday at Twilight Alive in downtown Kingsport.
Inspired by the loss of his farm in 2010, Hundred Acres founder and songwriter Jeff Lane decided that music wasn’t something he could put off any longer, especially since it was time to start over again, and that it had to be more than anyone would have ever expected, especially since nobody knew he had been writing music for 20 years. On his 40th birthday in September 2011, Lane released the culmination of his work — the album “Where the Buffalo Roam” — at Hundred Acres’ first gig. Since then, the band has been turning heads from the Tri-Cities to Knoxville with its high-energy, old-time rock and alternative country sound. The band will perform at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 31, in downtown Kingsport as part of the Twilight Alive concert series. The show is free. Bring a lawn chair, but no coolers or pets. Current Hundred Acres members include Lane on vocals and guitar; Matthew Oakes on vocals, guitar and mandolin; Quentin Horton on lead guitar, vocals and mandolin; J.P. Parsons on bass, guitar, banjo, piano and vocals; Brian Seiler on drums and percussion ; and vocalist Randy Broyles. From the first guitar chord off of Lane’s 1940s electrified archtop to the screaming Quentin Horton telecaster guitar solos, Hundred Acres will keep your attention. Foot stompin’, dancin’, hollerin’ and cluckin’ are all standard at a Hundred Acres show, and it all comes from the ability to cross over genres, blending Americana and country with the sounds of ’70s rock, Texas-boogie, classic soul and even a splash of serious blues. The group’s freshman record, “Where the Buffalo Roam,” featured the session work of Grammy Award-winning guitarist Tim Stafford of Blue Highway and the fiddle-playing of Kevin Jackson, from WolfCreek, both of whom are friends of the band. The sophomore record, “Feels Good” was an obvious increase in horsepower for the band as they developed their now famous live shows. The record was high energy and foot stompin’ all the way through with a couple of wonderfully crafted ballads. Hundred Acres is currently working on its 3rd album, to be released this fall, showcasing the unique, big acoustic meets electric guitar sound, and pure raw energy that the band has become since its inception in 2010.
Published May 29th, 20123:51 am