Steve Wharton: Banjos/Autoharp/Harmonica/Vocal ~ Chris Carney: Fiddle/Guitar/Vocal ~ Sue Walters: Bass/Vocal ~ Ernie Noyes: Guitar/Mandolin/Vocal

The Acme String Ensemble

THE ACME STRING ENSEMBLE (Consisting of Ernie Noyes on guitar,mandolin and vocals ~ Steve Wharton on banjos and autoharp ~ Chris Carney on fiddle and guitar ~ and Sue Walters on bass ("...and they all sing real good too...") is dedicated to preserving and playing the Southern rural music of the 1920's, 30's and 40's".
Using the vocals harmonies of the brother groups (Delmore's, Blue Sky Boys, Lilly Bros., etc.), and old time traditional tunes, they recreate and era both melancholic and nostalgic. It seems to bring back memories we didn't even know we had.
Enie is a long time participent in the Sonoma County Old Time music scene. Hailing from the East (Phillie), he honed his musical skills and uncanny memory for songs, during the folk and traditional music revival of the 1960's. We're lucky to have such a fine musician in this band.
Steve is the professor of the band. He knows more about old time music than anyone I know. He can even decipher the lyrics from old 78's and he's been playing old time music for more years than even he can remember.
Chris grew up playing music. He started early playing all the brass and woodwind instruments through high school and college but finally came to his senses and settled on the fiddle in the late 1970's and has been playing Old Time and Celtic music ever since.
Sue has been playing bass and fiddle for more than 30 years and is a stalwart of the San Francisco Bluegrass scene having played with many of the best bands in the area. We're lucky to have her in the band.

The Acme String Ensemble are a fine bunch of folks who have a great time playing together and resurrecting some wonderful old music. You shouldn't miss a chance to hear them.
Take a listen to the MP3's below. Between the four of us, we've played all over California and points East at festivals, winerys, clubs and bars, parties, memorials, wakes and you name it, one of us has probably played there.
Anyway, if you're in the need for some real traditional Old Time Music, give us a call at 707-765-1937 or send an email to:
Thanks a bunch for visiting and hope you like the music.

...Check out our mp3's to hear what we sound like...

| Wagon Yard | Lonesome Dove | Milwaukee Blues | Hales Rag | That Ain't In Any catalog | I'm Gettin' Ready To Go | Sweet Milk And Peaches/ Sullivan's Hollow | My Dixie Darlin' | Mississippi Delta Blues | Atomic Sermon | Goin' Down The River | Salty Dog/Old Joe |

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