Origin: Ottawa, Ontario
The Acorn is the on-going musical project of Rolf Klausener, Jeff Debutte, Keiko Devaux, T.Jeffrey Malecki and Howie Tsui. The project began as the solo electro-acoustic work of Rolf in late 2002. Following several limited CD-R only releases, the band released a critically heralded tribute to the Outaouais region called The Pink Ghosts in July 2004 on Ottawa's Kelp Records. In the fall of 2005 they released the Blankets! EP, it was a more melodically focused effort showcasing the bands emerging synthesis of experimental folk and pop.
After a year of solid touring, and the addition of keyboardist Keiko Devaux, the band released the six-song Tin Fist EP in early 2007 on Toronto's Paper Bag Records to warm reviews. The Acorn's newest full-length recording, Glory Hope Mountain, is a sprawling, biographical album based on the life of Rolf's mother, Gloria Esperanza Montoya. Armed with heart-drums, gut-strings, ukuleles and marimbas, The Acorn are guided by spirit voices and the rhythms of rivers.