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The New Acoustic Collective

The New Acoustic Collective features many of the top up-and-coming jazz, bluegrass, and classical musicians in the Bay Area, combining a variety of strings to bring a modern and unique sound to the New Acoustic Music canon. The collective includes band leader and composer Jason Keiser (guitar), Rodrigo Ruiz (arco/pizz. double bass), and Nathaniel Grohmann (cello).

The New Acoustic Collective has released 2 albums previously including "Buckwild" released December 27th, 2020, and "Art of Acoustics" featuring special guest; Wyatt Rice on September 20th, 2021.

After their "Art of Acoustics" album release, The NAC traveled on tour to North Carolina, where they performed as Official Showcase Artists in the International Bluegrass Music Associations World of Bluegrass, as Official Showcase Artists performing in the Bluegrass Ramble. Just after the release of their 2nd record; The NAC performed 2 Official Showcases at both The Pour House Music Hall in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina and in the Raleigh Convention Center featuring special guest mandolinist Thomas Cassell. This was The NAC's debut of their modern New Acoustic, SpaceGrass, and Acoustic Jazz music for everyone at IBMA!

Since returning back from IBMA in October of 2021, The NAC has been busy writing and preparing new material after band personnel turn over took place, the band took a new musical direction with stride! From then until March of 2022, The NAC prepared a new set of music which was recorded at the beginning of March of 2022 and this new music will be released as their 3rd record "Amor En Ritmo". "Amor en Ritmo" features many prolific special guest musicians including professional double bassist, Member of The David Grisman Quintet; Jim Kerwin, professional mandolinist, Band Leader of Circus No. 9 & National Mandolin Champion; Thomas Cassell, professional vocalist, arranger, and producer; Melissa Garay, and Acoustic Disc Recording Artist, colleague of David Grisman and Mike Marshall; Mike Mullins!

The new sounds and styles expected to be heard on "Amor en Ritmo" fuse the styles of New Acoustic, The Dawg music of David Grisman, Jazz, latin jazz/salsa, flamenco, bolero, bossa, and many other latin music rhythms fused with world music!

To stay up to date with current music by The NAC; please visit their Spotify Page where their new single "Black Orpheus" was released on Friday, May 6th and visit their linktree for more info, shows, etc at https://linktr.ee/newacousticcollective.

Wyatt Rice of the Tony Rice Unit mentions, "I couldn’t be more proud of how Jason and Company are carrying on the torch of New Acoustic, Dawg, and SpaceGrass music.”

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Press for "Black Orpheus" Single Release 5/6/22:

“It sounds very good, fresh style and great playing of Jason and his band!!!

Enrique Coria Professional Guitarist Former Guitarist & Member; David Grisman Quintet https://acousticdisc.com/enrique-coria/

An exquisite blend of Bolero, salsa, and flamenco complemented by outstanding musical performances on guitar, vocals, and trumpet. Jason and The New Acoustic Collective have really captured multiple styles of Latin music all rolled into one song!”

Jeff Lewis Professional Jazz Trumpet Player Adjunct Faculty, Jazz Trumpet and Director of Latin Jazz Ensemble, San Jose State University

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Amor en Ritmo

Self Produced


Art of Acoustics

Self Produced



Self Produced


Black Orpheus

From: Amor en Ritmo
By The New Acoustic Collective


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