Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott on acoustic guitars, vocals and Hannah Alkire on cello & vocals are from Colorado and have graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. With eleven CDs and a DVD to their credit, these endearing artists & story tellers continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature “new acoustic” sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Americana, World & Flamenco music influences. Dirty Linen Magazine praises them 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 we’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, 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.
What People Are Saying
“Joe and Hannah’s love for music shone through in their performance of a delightful evening music that left the audience wanting more. Their stories about the songs, especially the narratives about the origins of their original compositions, made the selections more meaningful to the audience. I would highly recommend Acoustic Eidolon to any community wanting an evening of wonderful entertainment.”