The Prairie Acre

Formed in Lawrence, KS in 2002.

Radio station: Listen to music by Prairie Acre

Upcoming shows

No scheduled events.

Past shows


Current Status: Active in the Lawrence area

Sound description: High-energy, old-timey string band.

Influences: The Freight Hoppers, Foghorn Stringband, Dirk Powell, Bruce Molsky, Rayna Gellert, Light and Hitch, Tallboys, Rockridge Brothers, High on the Hog, the Carter Family, The Skillet Lickers, Konnarock Critters.

Similar to: Maw, Midday Ramblers, If and I Aint, Peghead, Three Bean Salad, The Wilders


Bluegrass / Roots


Name Released Label
Album cover Stairstep Road 2004
Album cover Bluegrass Motormart 2005
Album cover Jaybird and the Sparrow-Hawk 2007


THE BAND: The Prairie Acre has been playing together since they met through mutual friends in 2002.

THE MUSIC: A caffeinated, old-time good time! With highly contagious positive energy, The Prairie Acre makes no apologies for being a band you can bring home to mom and dad. Their unique sound comes from the jaw-dropping fiddle skills of Tricia Spencer, from banjo player Noah Musser’s unorthodox hybrid style, and from the strong rhythmic backbone provided by bassist Virginia Musser and blues-influenced guitarist Greg Yother. Their repertoire includes a mixture of fast-paced instrumental tunes and singing numbers executed with tight vocal harmonies.