HUNDRED ACRES is a soulful trip through the Appalachians, fronted by songwriter Jeff Lane.  Along with “classic” original music that “feels” familiar,  Hundred Acres always leaves audiences speechless when dragging out the most unexpected covers, transformed with mandolin, banjo, and other genres of performance all together! The legendary Quentin Horton (from Quentin and The Hillbillies’ fame) plays his unique hand-built telecaster like it was an extension of his arm and Matthew Oakes adds the signature “flavor” of the band with a pseudo-rock/Flamenco twist on the mandolin! The real attention however comes from the 3 and 4-part vocal harmonies!

In 2010, literally from out of nowhere, Folk/Roots songwriter Jeff Lane seemingly crawled out from under a rock and released a record with a band called Hundred Acres at his very first show. People noticed something very unique and they liked it. For roughly 20 years, music had been a private thing for Jeff Lane, but after literally being pushed into the public as the bank reclaimed his farm during the recession of 2009, something was rekindled in his life, something that connects with any hardworking American who has weathered a storm. After realizing that his only remaining possession (music) wasn’t meant to be kept a secret any longer, Lane reinvented himself by releasing a culmination of music he’d been building behind closed doors for over a decade. Since nobody knew that he was a guitar player or a song writer, he knew the music would have to be more than anyone would have ever expected. From that moment, it began…


“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, Brian Seiler, Johnny Nat Rasar, and Quentin Horton, who also recorded and produced their first two albums “Where The Buffalo Roam” and “Feels Good”. 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