02.01.2019 von Ulrike

Acoustic Revolution

Friends of Folk im Schlosshof in Bonfeld may remember Acoustic Revolution from Augsburg: The band played at the last Schlosshof Festival in 2012. Acoustic Revolution stands for a reduction to musically essentials – and this is no contradiction to the energy that the trio spreads on stage. The name refers to the purely acoustic instrumentation (double bass, western guitar, mandolin, banjo)as well as the slightly different way of preparing popular songs based on this cast.

No genre limits

The fourth album of Acoustic Revolution is called “Finally Folk”. For the first time, the band does not use drums or digital effects, but presents the songs just as they are played live on stage. The title may also be a cynical answer to the eternal question of the genre-drawer. Meanwhile, the trio has created a new genre called “Folkpopbluegrasscountryclassicrock”, Summarize what the band does. Pop meets vibrant bluegrass and country, blended with folk and the power of classic rock to create a sound between pub, country club and rocker pub.

In 2003, the Hamburg-born musician and composer Germar Thiele and his musical colleagues Tom Logan and Dennis Hornung played in the cover rock band Undercover, but the desire for their own songs grew stronger, so the created the album “Living in a Dream”. In 2010, the producers of the Berlin-based hitmaker Valicon, including Bernd Wendlandt and Ingo Politz (Silbermond, Silly, Faun), discovered the band’s potential and recorded “Ramble & Roam” with them.

Best folkrock band, best single

The album and single “The Abyss of Greed” received consistently positive critics and was airplay on many radio stations. In 2011 Acoustic Revolution won the German Rock and Pop Award in the categories “Best Folk Rock Band”, “Best Folk Rock Song” and “Best Single”. The Band dedicated released with their own labelthe album “Haunted by Numbers”.


With “Finally Folk”, Acoustic Revolution are once again demonstrating their talent to deliver variety without losing awareness of their own style. This is also unmistakable in “The Irish Sky” – an instrumental, in which the instruments shine in perfect harmony. But the remaining ten songs also convince with deliberate arrangements, through which individual banjo, mandolin or double bass can be given more space. Songs like “Stop the bleeding”, “A song of ice and fire” (based on the series “Game of Thrones”) or “Vicky’s Song” convince with emotion, while the single release “Lets drink on the long times past” is a real sing-along hymn to the nostalgia.

  • Band
  • Tom Logan – Vocals, Guitar
  • Germar Thiele – Vocals, Guitar, Mandoline, Banjo, Dobro
  • Dennis Hornung – Vocals, Double Bass
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