Acacia originated in Orange County, California in the winter of 2003. Founding members Craig MacArthur and Ryan McCaffrey began writing and playing music that focuses on ethereal vocal harmonies and soulful guitar interplay.
The duo relocated to San Francisco in 2004. Over the next several years Acacia grew, incorporating many talented Bay Area musicians. Most notably, they collaborated with bassist, songwriter, producer and Bay Area legend, Bobby Vega. With Vega and guitarist Chris Rossbach producing and Prairie Prince on drums, Acacia released their debut EP, “House of Cards” in the spring of 2009.
Acacia spent the foggy summer of 2009 songwriting on the Slope in San Francisco’s Sunset district. Together with new rhythm section Sean Nelson (drums) and Wes Hill (bass), they began recording that September and released their follow-up EP “The Tide” in July 2010.
With the momentum of this release and recent performances opening for Alberta Cross and The Mother Hips, as well as new additions Eric DiBerardino (bass) and Danny Eisenberg (keys), Acacia is poised to deliver its passion for musical expression to the masses.
Update 2.5.11: Acacia is recording a new album with Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips producing. Check out this great promotional video!
GENRE: Alternative Rock
House of Cards - Download
Download Acacia's classic 1st album, with Bobby Vega and Prairie Prince!