The Acoustic Bandits are a two-piece acoustic band with a big sound. Performing music that spans many genres such as Americana, New Folk, Classic Rock, and Blues, the band uses a variety of instruments to create an interesting musical landscape for each song including music from artists such as Old Crow Medicine Show, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, and Wilco to name a few. Formed by music veterans Andrew Barnes (guitar, resonator guitar, banjo, harmonica, and vocals) and Dan Ouimet (mandolin, bouzouki, kick drum, percussion, harmonica, and vocals), these two seasoned musicians bring their extensive musical background together to bring new life to each and every song.

We play bars, restaurants, corporate events, private parties, weddings, honeymoons, camping trips, road trips and family reunions.

*Update* – We are now a trio!  We have added a new addition to the band, Singer / Songwriter / Multi-instrumentalist K. James Peterson draws from a deep well of diverse musical styles,…and more than a few years on the road playing Blues, R&B, Country, Folk and Rock ‘n Roll with a groove that has worked its magic from Miami to LA to North Carolina. 

His work with The Acoustic Bandits brings a solid, deep rhythmic feel to their stage performance and studio recordings.