Good Day Noir Family,
welcome to Edgar Allan Poets indie music corner. A space dedicated to the best new artists and bands we find around the web. Today’s featured Band is Once Great Estate and their Single Austin.
The ethereal voice of the singer that introduces the song bewitched me as the chant of the mermaids did with Ulysses during his odyssey.
I really liked the nostalgic nuances of this song emphasized by the beautiful interpretation of the singer and the band.
It feels like these guys have spent a lot of time in the rehearsal room to reach an enviable musical understanding.
Austin is a beautiful ballad that manages to make you fly with your imagination. I closed my eyes while listening to this melody and let myself be carried away by the music without asking too many questions.
Special mention to the guitar solos, melodic and technical at the same time. Once Great Estate is a very talented band that I recommend you go and listen to.
Austin is Once Great Estate’s Single Out Now!
Nostalgic and Mature!
Austin is Once Great Estate’s Single | Indie Music
Once Great Estate was formed in 2018 when singer/songwriter/ guitarist Tracy Horenbein enlisted the help of four fellow multi- instrumentalists to form a band of Southern misfits. Bassist Jeffrey Chagnon, guitarist/mandolin player F. Matthew Burns, fiddle player/ guitarist Christopher Ash, and drummer Steve Burke joined soon after. Although two of the members ended up being a Wyoming transplant and a New Yorker, the members varied and vast musical backgrounds melted together like butter on grits.
They have released one album, an EP, and 5 singles, and perform regularly around the southeast. Their releases have received critical acclaim, with one writer describing the band’s Americana sound as “cinematic Southern rock”.
Normally an electrified 5-piece, they occasionally perform quieter acoustic shows in more intimate listing rooms. Amped up or traditional, the heartfelt, thoughtful songwriting and musicianship come through in each performance.