Sept. 9, 2019 — Great turnout and crowd response for our show Saturday night at The Independent in Seminole Heights! Bryan, Matt, Philip and drummer Michael Washington were joined by a horn section — saxophonist Rick Runion and trombonist Ted Murphy. Acme returns to Ella’s in Seminole Heights for a show Sunday, Oct. 13 from 3 to 6 pm.
Dec. 15, 2016 -- Our CD was one of 2016's Top 30 most-played albums on WMNF! We're No. 23, between De La Soul and Van Morrison. Good company to keep. Thanks much to program director Randy Wind and "Colors of Jazz" co-hosts Scott Hopkins and Thomas Dickens.
Monday, OCT. 31, 2016 -- "Mr. G.P.," a Meters-style tune from our CD, is #38 on this year's Top 55 Jazz Tracks list at www.jazzploration.com, put together by DJ Kendo, jazz director at WFCF 88.5 in St. Augustine. That track, if you recall, features a horn section -- Ron Wilder on trumpet, Rick Runion on tenor sax, and Austin Vickrey on bari sax. Check it out!
Sunday, OCT. 30, 2016 -- Excited to have a nice turnout and very responsive crowd for our show Saturday night at the Palladium's great Side Door venue in St. Petersburg. Props to Paul Wilborn and the Palladium staff for terrific sound and great hospitality, and thanks to all our fans, friends and family for supporting our concert.Let's do it again! Check out this video clip of "Moanin' " from the show. Matt Swenson, guitar; Bryan Lewis, grand piano and keyboards; Philip Booth, upright bass and bass guitar; Pat Close, drums; Rick Runion, tenor and soprano sax; Dwayne White, trumpet.
Friday, OCT. 28, 2016 -- Did you catch our interview and live performances tonight with Mike Cornette on WUSF, 89.7 FM? Big thanks to Mike for the wonderful conversation and for giving us a chance to play "The Sidewinder," "Zag," "Nostalgia in Times Square" and "Mr. G.P." Bryan Lewis on Steinway grand piano, Matt Swenson on guitar, Philip Booth on upright bass and bass guitar, and Jean Bolduc on drums. Listen to the show here.
Monday, OCT. 24, 2016 -- We had a fantastic time tonight playing at Replay Guitar Exchange in south Tampa, opening for renowned Brazilian singer-guitarist-songwriter Badi Assad. Lots of fun playing on the Replay stage and mingling with fans of Badi and Acme, and many musician friends. Bryan Lewis, keyboards; Matt Swenson, guitar; Philip Booth, bass guitar; Jean Bolduc, drums.
Thursday, SEPT. 29, 2016 -- Creative Loafing loves us! Last night at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, we received the CL Best of the Bay Critics' Choice award for Best Jazz-Jam Fusion. In her award citation, Leilani Polk says our CD "showcases their brand of jazz-funk line-blurring and maintains their dynamic live appeal even with its impeccable production qualities" and calls it "one fine musical infusion." Thanks, CL, Leilani and new CL music critic Ray Roa!
SEPT. 14, 2016 -- After 17 weeks, our CD is still on the Jazzweek chart. We've been played on nearly 30 radio stations across the country, including public jazz stations, commercial jazz stations, and community radio stations. We're really excited to reach so many listeners with our music.
SEPT. 1, 2016 -- Three big shows coming up: Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 at The Independent in Tampa; Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8 at The Palladium in St. Petersburg, with special guests Rick Runion, saxophone, and Dwayne White, trumpet; and Saturday, Nov. 19 at 9 at the Dunedin Brewery. We still play every Thursday & Friday night at Timpano in Hyde Park Village. Come see us!
AUGUST 15, 2016 -- Our CD is close to breaking into the Top 100 CDs for nationwide airplay on the Jazzweek radio-play chart. So far, we've been played on more than 25 stations across the US! (See the full list on our Radio Play page)
JULY 22, 2016 -- Acme is nominated as best band & best jazz ensemble in Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay Awards.
NOVEMBER 30, 2018 — We’re closing out the year with two private holiday parties (Dec. 1 & Dec. 15). Earlier this year, we played dates at Ella’s and The Independent, and we recorded four new tracks of original music at the Springs Theatre. Looking to finish those soon and release them in 2019. We continue to play Thursday and Friday nights at Timpano Italian Chophouse in Hyde Park Village, Tampa.