"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."
Author, Great Balls of Fire: The True Story of Jerry Lee Lewis
"Little bit of Rolling Stones, a ton of bass and a shit-kicking good time: What you can expect of Savannah Georgia’s The Accomplices at a show. If you tune into their latest album, A Truck, A Train, An Old Dump Pile, it has that coveted resignation of summer-love bleeding with every note. The band’s sound — be it vocal, violin, or upright bass — is melodic, akin to sounds of a movie score. Imagine if you will, you were lost on an open country road with your sweet thang by your side, drinking sun tea and hanging your freshly-painted toenails out the window, driving and driving, and the sun — it fades away. Sunset and romance. This is The Accomplices."
-Dianna Augustine, Shutter 16, Charlotte, NC
Hissing Lawns music blog
“The Accomplices were the perfect band for our recent charity event – quick load-in/load-out, enthusiastic and professional musicians, and their sound is amazing! They’re pros at reading the crowd, and provide just the right vibe to make our evening a total success. Our guests had such a great time, they didn’t want the evening to end!”
Executive Director, Savannah Children’s Choir
“The Accomplices are one of our favorite bands! We’ve enjoyed having them play at our events both at the brewery and off site. The group is extremely professional and incredible to work with. They have a sound and style that every one of all ages loves. We are honored to have worked with them and highly recommend everyone to check these guys out!”
Marketing Director, Southbound Brewery, Savannah, GA
"I have been booking bands in different venues for the last 25 years here in Savannah Georgia. The Accomplices never disappoint! They are a high-energy and fun band that has a great stage presence and keeps the audience engaged and certainly entertained. Their exciting and eclectic mix of musical genres combined with their stage presence is hard to beat and will leave the crowd anxious for more."
Owner, Driftaway Café in Savannah, GA
For any writing and recording artist, the second album is the litmus test. If it's true that you have a lifetime to come up with all the songs for your debut, the sophomore project will prove if you can deliver the goods within a much smaller window of time and experience. With this week’s arrival of A Train, A Truck, An Old Dump Pile, the Accomplices have passed with flying colors. The Savannah acoustic/Americana band’s debut album, Canned Beans, was nice enough, but this new one bears witness to the muscles and sinews that develop after a band has been together for a while.
“The Accomplices, whose natural ability and experience with performing in all types of arrangements was obvious from the get-go. With a new album almost completed, they salted their set with tunes that the audience knew and loved, but also peppered in new material that ﬁt the feeling of the night perfectly. Their unique blend of lowcountry string music, a touch of jazz & blues, and an edge of rock n’ roll attitude produced the ideal tempo (driven by Stan Ray’s imaginative percussion via brushes and an old cardboard box) to get everyone ready for the last set of the evening. Colleen Heine, Zach Smith, and Matt Eckstine gave it their all, and delivered.”
-Concert review and photos by Jon Waits
Hissing Lawns (a music blog in Savannah, GA)
"The Savannah, GA group The Accomplices might have the trappings of a bluegrass band (acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin, upright bass), 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 ... The band has developed their vocal harmonies as acutely as their instrumental skills."
The Spartanburg Herald-Journal (South Carolina)