Dead Tree Duo is an acoustic band consisting of cello, guitar, vocal harmonies, and foot percussion. Influenced by rock, jazz, folk, and classical music, the band strives to create energetic and unique acoustic music that is moving and exciting to listen to. Hailing from Austin TX, the duo features A.J Seidner on guitar, vocals, and foot percussion, and Mark Ford on cello and vocals.
Both classically trained musicians, Mark and A.J are quite comfortable preparing a repertoire featuring their own unique spin on classical, folk, jazz, country, pop, R&B, rock, and even electronic music songs.
Dead Tree Duo has been performing original material in the Austin area and elsewhere since February of 2012. Notable performances include San Antonio's Trinity University, New Orleans House of Blues, New York City's Rockwood Music Hall, and many well respected venues in the Austin area.
Featured on KUTX's Austin Music Minute, Laurie Gallardo states: "From a technical standpoint, the basic formula is deceptively simple. Guitarist A.J Seidner and cellist Mark Ford are the Dead Tree Duo, utilizing strings, vocals, and perhaps a porchboard or a stomping beat. Not much more. But all it takes is a moment of listening to discover an enormous, beautifully-crafted combination of influences like classical music, jazz, and Appalachian that makes their music - their live performances - so mesmerizing. Theirs is a sound that would be quite at home in the mountains, with a driven energy that runs from unsettling soft and quiet to a surge of climatic emotion."
Featured in the 2014 SXSW edition of The Deli Magazine: "Dead Tree Duo is an acoustic folk rock band comprised of Mark Ford and AJ Seidner. The power of passion and poetry comes through when these guys play, taking listeners on an unforgettable journey."
Dead Tree Duo is able to provide their own professional sound and lighting equipment which can engage audiences up to 400 people.
Do you need an engaging and eclectic acoustic act for your event? Look no further then Dead Tree Duo. Their work ethic, creativity, and attention to detail will bring an array of sights and sounds that is guaranteed to be both moving and unforgettable.