Roll Up Your Sleeves
The Prairie Acre is working to bring old-time music to a new generation. Every time they start making their distinctively twangy sound, they're doing their part to keep alive the pre-MP3, pre-CD, pre-LP era when the best way to enjoy good music was to play it with your friends and neighbors. The veteran Kansas quartet has been honing their craft together for nearly 10 years. 'The Acre started as a bluegrass band and after becoming accomplished in that genre, Tricia led them back to her and the Missouri borderlands' traditions of driving old-time music. Her fiddle style is reminiscent of the strong, fast and driving tradition of Missouri fiddlers, as is Noah Musser's banjo. Noah's style rings clear with touches of the traditions of Grandpa Jones and Cathy Barton, banjo players who learned to compensate and pulsate against the loud and proud Missouri fiddling styles. ... I like the energy, enthusiasm, ability, and vitality of these musicians.' - Malcolm Smith, Old-Time Herald's review of 'Who'll Rock the Cradle?,' the band's fourth CD.