ACOUSTIX

ACOUSTIX is once again transcending the barbershop tradition, going into the new age...
all without forgetting the past.
— Peter Jennings, ABC News

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From the International Competition of the Barbershop Harmony Society, 1990.

Music video by Bill & Gloria Gaither performing Hymns of the Cross Medley (feat. Acoustix) [Live]. (P) (C) 2012 Spring House Music Group. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured by EMI Christian Music Group,

"That's An Irish Lullaby," International Competition of the Barbershop Harmony Society, 1990.

Championship Barbershop Quartet Acoustix DO appear across the country together... but do not all live in Dallas, Texas anymore. But... on rare occasions such as Nov. 11th, 2010, they do try and get together, well, almost all of them, and sing the National Anthem for one of their most ardent and lasting fans, THE DALLAS MAVERICKS.

BIOGRAPHY

This dynamic foursome has been electrifying audiences around the world for over 25 years. ACOUSTIX has appeared on CNN, NBC’s “Today Show,” TNN’s “The Statler Brothers Show,” and two PBS specials. At the turn of the 21st century, ACOUSTIX performed for a global audience of 175 million viewers on “ABC 2000,” hosted by Peter Jennings.
 
Their most recent national television appearances included performing the Star Spangled Banner for game five of the 2011 NBA Finals, and game six of the 2006 NBA Finals. ACOUSTIX has shared the stage with many talented acts, including The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, LeAnn Rimes, The Dixie Chicks, The King’s Singers, Mitch Miller, Isaac Stern, Pete Fountain, Victor Borge, The Four Freshmen, The Gatlins, The Canadian Brass, The Dallas Wind Symphony, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 

ACOUSTIX recently contributed their talents to two new Bill Gaither Homecoming video projects, Amazing Grace, released in August of 2007 and Rock of Ages, released in April of 2008. Some of the other artists involved included Randy Owen, the Oak Ridge Boys, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, the Gaither Vocal Band, the Isaacs and Brenda Lee. 

The quartet has made close to 1000 appearances in 47 states of the USA and six provinces of Canada. Bookings outside North America have taken the quartet to Japan, Great Britain, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Germany, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland. Traveling to well over 300 cities around the globe, from Carnegie Hall in New York, Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto to Muse Arc Hall in Tokyo, ACOUSTIX has performed in some of the greatest concert venues in the world. 

ACOUSTIX predominantly a cappella repertoire showcases a wide variety of musical styles including Vocal Jazz, Gospel, Sacred, Doo-Wop, Contemporary Christian, Patriotic, Inspirational music and even a bit of Barbershop Harmony. From a standard like “Bye-Bye Blackbird” to “I Get Around” from the Beach Boys, to a collection of hits from Simon & Garfunkel, to John Philip Sousa’s “Stars & Stripes Forever,” ACOUSTIX sings a broad variety of musical selections that appeal to audiences of all ages. 

The quartet has collaborated with some of the greatest vocal arrangers in the business, including Gene Puerling, Dr. Kirby Shaw and Mervyn Warren, to name a few. 

ACOUSTIX has produced five CD projects since 1991 and appeared on another 21 audio and video releases. Their latest disc, “O Worship The King” continues their tradition of exploring different musical genres. Two of their releases, “Cool Yule” and “Jazz, Jazz, Jazz,” have garnered a combined three nominations for a CARA (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award) in three different categories. Cuts from their first two discs “Stars & Stripes” and “The New Science of Sound” have been included in American Airlines “in-flight” audio programming. 

Todd Wilson, Jason January, Rick Middaugh, and Joel T. Rutherford share a combined 100+ years of stage and studio vocal experience. Their emphasis on ENTERTAINMENT has helped create a loyal group of fans. Some of these folks have been known to fly or drive 1000+ miles to see ACOUSTIX perform “live.” In 2000, the quartet received an A cappella Community Award for Favorite Barbershop Group from the Contemporary A cappella Society of America.

 

RELEASES


ALL THE BEST, VOLUME I

TRACKLIST

Tonight
That’s An Irish Lullaby
(I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over
An Irish Blessing
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Bye Bye Blackbird/Blackbird
The Star Spangled Banner
God Bless America
This Is The Moment
Moon River
You Are So Beautiful
O Canada

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ALL THE BEST, VOLUME II

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Day By Day
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Unforgettable
Simon & Garfunkel Montage
Cool Yule
You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
The First Noel
O Worship the King
You’ll Never Walk Alone
Fear Not My Child
The Impossible Dream

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O WORSHIP THE KING

Songs of inspiration and faith from one of America's most favorite quartets, ACOUSTIX!  'O Worship The King' is filled with rich blended gospel and motivational songs that will warm your heart with praise and wonderment.

TRACKLIST

O Worship The King
My Lord & I
You'll Never Walk Alone
Fear Not, My Child
I'll Fly Away Medley
Hymns of the Cross Medley
Breathe On Me, Breath Of God
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
My Tribute
What Wondrous Love Is This/O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
The Lord's Prayer
The Star-Spangled Banner/O Canada/Ode To Joy

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COOL YULE

ACOUSTIX blend their voices in celebration of the fun and spirit of Christmas. Swinging big band rhythms of the title track and a capella vocals with holiday favorites give you a Christmas experience you may find yourself enjoying all year 'round.

TRACKLIST

Cool Yule
Silver Bells
You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
The Christmas Song
Kay Thompson's Jingle Bells
Happy Holidays/Holiday Season Medley
The First Noel
Pine Cones And Holly Berries/It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Medley
Little Saint Nick
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Mary Had A Baby
Auld Lang Syne

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JAZZ JAZZ JAZZ

ACOUSTIX charts new territory with their creative mix of acapella and accompanied jazz that is sure to captivate.  Joel Rutherford brings his talented voice and arrangements to this unique quartet blend.  A wonderous adventure into the genre of JAZZ!

TRACKLIST

A Shine On Your Shoes/Steppin’ Out With My Baby
Answer Me, My Love
Straighten Up And Fly Right
Unforgettable
Route 66
Day By Day
Poinciana
Graduation Day/It’s A Blue World
Jazz, Jazz, Jazz
All The Way
The Nearness of You
Orange-Colored Sky
The Simon & Garfunkel Montage
 (Scarborough Fair/The Sound of Silence/Mrs. Robinson/59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)/Bridge Over Troubled Water)

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STARS AND STRIPES

"Unfurl the banner and raise it to the sky!" opens this tingling a capella presentation of the Sousa classic and an invigorating collection of patriotic hits. Features double finales of  "This Is The Moment" and  "So Many Voices Sing America's Song".

TRACKLIST

The Stars and Stripes Forever
The-Star Spangled Banner
God Bless The USA
A Song Like Daddy Used To Play
Blackbird Medley
Unchained Melody
And So To Sleep Again
If There's Anybody Here From Out of Town
God Bless America
This Is The Moment
So Many Voices Sing America's Song

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THE NEW SCIENCE OF SOUND

The ACOUSTIX debut recording following their magical championship which they won with their very first attempt.  Todd, Rick, Jeff and Jason share their success with a collection of Barbershop hits culminating in the mystical "(I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over".

TRACKLIST

When It Comes To Lovin' The Girls/They're All Sweeties Medley
So Long Mother
World War I Medley
River Of No Return (1962 excerpt)
River Of No Return
I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
That's An Irish Lullaby
Tonight
If I Loved You
After Today
An Irish Blessing
(I’m Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over 

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