Acoustic Eidolon The Barn · Saturday September 27 2008, 8:00 PM
Acoustic Eidolon

Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello are from Colorado and have graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. With six CDs and 1 DVD to their credit, these masterful artists continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature "new acoustic" sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Folk, World & Latin music influences, something that Dirty Linen magazine praises as “a sumptuous musical feast.” They are described by the Swallow Hill Music Association as "an evening of brilliant instrumentality," and Georgia's Good Life magazine enthuses, “Acoustic Eidolon offers concert-goers a chance to absorb some of the most powerful and intriguing music on the scene today."

Their original sound is created by the mixing of their diverse musical backgrounds and their unusual instrumentation including the one-of-a-kind double neck guitjo, an instrument of Joe’s own design praised by USA Today as a “beautiful harp-like sounding instrument ... like nothing they've ever heard before.” The double-neck guitjo has 14 strings and Joe has developed his own style and technique, playing both necks simultaneously. Classically-trained cellist Hannah Alkire studied with G. Magyar of the Hungarian String Quartet and is recognized internationally for her stunning tone and emotional, impeccable playing and for taking the cello places it's never been before.

The two joined their personal lives after forming their musical alliance and were married in 2001. The result is a coupling of intricate and passionate music with genuine and engaging stories.

Venues in Europe have included Saint Paul’s Cathedral and The Royal National Theatre in London, the Spandau Theatre in Berlin Germany, the Guitars For Hope Festival in France. While in Australia they enjoyed a variety of venues from small folk clubs to the prestigious Mackay Theater in Mackay Australia. In the US, Acoustic Eidolon has recently performed at venues such as The Kennedy Center, the prestigious Florida State University arts festival "Seven Days of Opening Nights," Chicago Cultural Center, International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest in Nashville TN, the Volcano Theater, Volcano National Park, HI, Scottish Rite Auditorium in Cambridge, OH, the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre in Denver for the Colorado Performing Arts, the Frederick Brown Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA, Kerrville Folk Festival, and the Vancouver Island Music Festival. They are featured on the nationally-syndicated radio programs “WoodSong’s Old Time Radio Hour,” “Echoes” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.”