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The UK Goes Country With Classic-Sounding Trio 'Acoustic Journey'

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Photo credit: Acoustic Journey Facebook

Most of the time, people think that country music is strictly an American genre. But as one UK band is proving, that is not the case. 

Acoustic Journey got their start when friends Andrew Jones and Ben Gurney paired up to form a country duo in 2009. With Jones serving as the lead singer and both guys playing guitar, the two performed a cover of "Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy" by Big & Rich at an open mic night, and left the crowd stunned with their sound. 

Photo Credit: Acoustic Journey Facebook

That performance led to the duo's first paid gig after the pub owner asked them to come back and play some more. After that, Jones and Gurney tried to come up with a band name, with their first idea being "Journey."

Of course, since there is already a very well-known band with that name, the two decided to tackle the "Acoustic" part onto their name, and thus "Acoustic Journey" was born.

The duo became a trio after they approached a drummer by the name of Andy Sammons, who had been performing with a heavy metal band but wanted a change in pace. Sammons jumped at the chance to join Acoustic Journey, and purchased a Lion Cajon drum, a six-sided, wooden percussion instrument, since it is much easier to transport than a typical drum set. 

Acoustic Journey still continues to amaze with their live performances, including their performance of their original song, "Real Good Feel Good" in Northampton.


Now, with 3 Voices, 2 Guitars, and 1 Cajon, Acoustic Journey is tackling the country music industry in the UK, and is excited for what the future has in store. 

Some of the band's music can be found online through Soundcloud, ReverbNationYouTube, Amazon, and iTunes. You can watch the music video for the band's newest single "Get Back Up" below. You can also check out the band's official website here.

Photo Credit: Acoustic Journey Facebook

With Jones' talented, Randy Travis-like voice leading the group, him and Gurney's guitar skills, Sammons' percussion experience, and the band's impressive harmonies, we'd say that Acoustic Journey has a bright future ahead in country music! 

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