Born among the swaying sweetgrass and balmy salt marshes of Savannah, Georgia, The Accomplices are an acoustic folk-rock band with roots sprawling throughout traditional American music. For five years, the four-piece has honed a sound that's both timeless in its folk-inspired melodies and refreshingly modern in its genre-blending and inventiveness.
A unique melding of Matt Eckstine's bright acoustic guitar, Colleen Heine's spirited fiddle, Zach Smith's warm upright bass, Stan Ray's tasteful drums, and soaring harmonies from all members, The Accomplices' sound captures the incredible musicianship of its players while bringing a playful vivaciousness to any room.
With lovingly crafted, relatable lyrics and a live show that exudes contagious energy, the lowcountry string band has captivated a loyal audience in gilded ballrooms, outdoor music festivals, Southern juke joints, and craft breweries alike. Their latest EP, Mountain Buzz, solidifies a Southern Americana sound that hearkens folk legends like The Band and CSNY with a nod to modern roots troubadours like The Wood Brothers and The Lumineers. Through their authenticity, charismatic stage presence, and transfixing musical finesse, The Accomplices win the hearts of music fans from all walks of life.
"I entered the music business in 1969 as a concert promoter, spent the Seventies interviewing, reviewing, and photographing every major recording act in the business, then wrote the book about Jerry Lee Lewis that was turned into the movie Great Balls of Fire… and in all my years, I've never seen a drum, guitar, fiddle and standing bass blow the roof off a bar like The Accomplices."
-Murray Silver (Author, Great Balls of Fire: The True Story of Jerry Lee Lewis)
"The Accomplices might have the trappings of a bluegrass band … but pigeonhole them at your own risk. The band weaves genres ranging from rock to jazz to bluegrass, into a harmony-drenched patchwork of American music."
-Vincent Harris, The Spartanburg Herald-Journal (2013)