On A Farm
(Common Folk CD-0003)
PO Box 12541 Roanoke, VA 24026 540-556-5372
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Acoustic Endeavors was formed in 1992 when Warren Amberson and Kelly Green decided that they needed a performing vehicle for their original material. Based variously in Nashville, TN and now Warren’s hometown of Roanoke, VA, the band is composed of Warren on bass, mandolin and vocals, Kelly on guitar and vocals, Dewey Peters on guitar, John Lawless on banjo and vocals, and Billy Hurt on fiddle. All are recognized and established in the bluegrass world and the band’s two previous projects (Coming Of Age and Sneak Preview) were released to high praise from the bluegrass music press, and acoustic radio in general.
On A Farm boasts a total of 16 songs, all written by Amberson and Green, which manage that difficult blending of melodic simplicity, stylistic integrity and poetic expression. With both a male and a female lead vocalist, Acoustic Endeavors has a varied yet distinctive voice. The accompaniment is always sufficiently restrained to allow the song to shine, but powerful and authoritative when it’s time to pick!
Thoughtful original material, passionate performance and
two distinctive vocalists are the hallmarks of this five piece band of experienced professionals from Roanoke, VA. Their eclectic style has made them a comfortable fit in a wide range of broadcast formats, with fans drawn from bluegrass,gospel, and traditional country and folk music listeners.
Original bluegrass and fine acoustic music.
What they said about "On A Farm":
“Smooth as silk and as melodic as it gets. The pleasing lyrics are delivered with feeling and the instrumentation is pleasing from beginning to end. Reminds me of Hotrize at the top of their game.”
Wayne Bledsoe, KUMR, Bluegrass Now Magazine
“Great tunes. Nice to see a project that has original work and not just songs from the catalogs.”
Billy Dunbar, KKRF/KGRA/WorldWideBluegrass.com
“ Congrats on a great album.”
John Roths, KEOS
“This group is always good for some real suprises.”
Ted Clark, JRR International
“Great Lyrics and harmony singing.”
Al Shusterman, KCBL
“As always, the Endeavors do a great job!”
Ed Stiner, WJFC/WCTU/WLIK
“ Terrific! Sensitive singing and music.”
Graham Hassall, Radio Nightingale
Tony Burke, WMMT
“Another hit from the Endeavors. Already had you folks on the playlist and this just adds to it. Thanks for the music.”
Willis H. Walker, WJFC/WPWT
“Nice harmonies. Smooth Sound.”
Larry Royce, The Word FM
“This album has been a great find. I’ve featured the CD several times on my show. Well done music that’s very accessible and even though it’s all originals, the music hold up well.”
Steve Winters, WSHU/WSUF
“Nice smooth sound.”
Jim von Tungeln, KAFB
Nancy MacDowell, WLVB
Bluegrass: Hills Of Home 3:12 (track #1, male vocal), Thanks Again 2:45 (track #2, female vocal), Tennessee Iris 3:48 (track #9, male vocal), True Love takes Two 2:52 (track #8, male/female vocal duet)
Gospel: Let’s Meet At His House 2:47 (track #5, male vocal), Over In Heaven’s Skies 2:50 (track #15, male vocal)
Folk/Americana: All Those Pennies 3:49 (track #7, male vocal), The Way Things Go 3:53 (track #14, female vocal), To You I Wed 3:40 (track #11,male vocal)
Alt Country: Last Time Today 2:43 (track #3, male vocal), It Can’t Be Right 3:32 (track #16, male vocal)