MP3 51 ACRES - Thousand Miles Away
Bluesy Southern Jam Rock with a PUNCH and a little bit of Funk.
10 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Jam-band, ROCK: Funk Rock
The Acres officially came together just a few years ago, practicing and writing music on a fifty-one-acre piece of Texas land. The Reisner Brothers (Brandon and Troy) had been playing music together since their teens before they joined forces with bassist Fil Grady and guitarist Zuri Cabaza in 2002. They played a few shows here and there, but with numerous line-up changes behind the drums it was hard to cement something that was built to last. In the summer of 2003 Fil brought in his old high school friend Jordan Slaughter to audition behind the kit for the rest of the band. The new band had found an undeniable groove that night, and after talking it over a few cold ones, decided to set up another practice and play a few gigs. The band played successfully as a 5-piece for years, but it wasn’t until the spring of 2005 that the band would find their missing piece in keyboardist Matt Wolff. The Acres haven’t looked back since, and have set out on a mission to share their music with the world…
The Acres have had some great success in the first few years as a band and have accomplished many things such as: establishing a strong local fan base by playing over 150 live shows in and around San Antonio; advancing in a ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition; having a full hour in-studio live concert on Trinity University’s KRTU 91.7FM; and making our TV debut on KENS (CBS) TV’s ‘Great Day S.A’. We have also received the honor of being voted and named both “San Antonio’s Best Party Band” by The Edge Magazine, and “Best Local Music Newcomer” by The San Antonio Current. The Acres define their own style of jamming and try to fuse all types of music together into something they can call their very own. Jim Beal Jr., the San Antonio Express News Music Editor, has tagged them “The City’s Party/Jam Band” and recently had this to say about the funky sextet: “Battle of the Bands are a dime a dozen. What’s more important is that 51 Acres can be relied upon to do a rousing show every night out.”
51 Acres tries to combine a little of the hard rock that made San Antonio famous with the sounds of true jam band rock music such as The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, and The Dave Matthews Band. We try to mix in all different styles of music (Rock, Funk, Country, Hip-Hop and even Reggae) with a party mentality to create a sound that is both eclectic and entertaining for the crowd.
“Best Local Music Newcomer” – San Antonio Current
“Best Party Band of 2005” – The Edge Magazine
“Best Local Band of 2005 – Second Place” – The Edge Magazine
“Best Male Vocalist – Troy Reisner” – The Edge Magazine
“Best Guitarist – Brandon Reisner” – The Edge Magazine
“Best Acoustic 2005 – Troy Reisner” – San Antonio Current
June 25th, 2005 – Played the San Antonio Spurs 2005 Championship River Parade in front of 300,000 people
"San Antonio isn''t jam band central. If there''s a void in that scene, 51 Acres is aiming to fill it. The sextet brings to bear slinky guitar work and the ability to keep a groove going...They''re off and jamming."
-Jim Beal, Jr. San Antonio Express News Music Editor (Oct. 17, 2003)
“This local act is making waves on college radio and in local clubs. They play jam-style rock in the vein of Dave Matthews meets Creedence Clearwater Revival.”
-Ryan Davis, President, Hairball 8 Records
“It’s bluesy-southern rock with a punch, and a little bit of funk!”
-Joy LaFolle, Creator of SA https://www.tradebit.com
“This rock and jam band fusion project has been poised for a couple of years now to bridge the gap between the more hard core rock of the South Texas scene and the jam band phenomenon that was pioneered by the Grateful Dead.”
-Rae Drady, Staff Writer, The Edge Magazine (Feb. 2005)
“If 51 ACRES is playing at your place you are guaranteed one thing: That everyone is going to have a damn good time!”
-John Janske, Owner, Jack’s Patio Bar and https://www.tradebit.com