The Acorn is a Canadian indie folk band from Ottawa, Ontario, formed in 2003. Anchored by vivid songwriting and eclectic instrumentation, The Acorn produce an original brand of experimental, popular folk music that effortlessly marries modern and traditional forms. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Outaouais region, and with his principle projects all on hiatus, Rolf Klausener started writing under the moniker The Acorn in the summer of 2002.
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The Acorn is a Canadian indie folk band from Ottawa, Ontario, formed in 2003. Their songs have charted on Canadian campus charts and have been in rotation on CBC Radio 3 and The Verge.
Rolf Klausener is the principal songwriter, as well as vocalist and guitarist. The other members are drummer Jeffrey Malecki, guitarist/visual artist Howie Tsui, bassist Jeff Debutte, and Montreal keyboardist/vixen Keiko Devaux. Devaux joined the band in 2006, and redheaded multi-instrumentalist/hype man Shaun Weadick joined in 2007.
In North America, they are now signed to Paper Bag Records, but also have releases from Kelp Records. They are signed to Bella Union in the UK and Europe.
The songs on the album Glory Hope Mountain describe the life of Klausener's Honduras-born mother, Gloria Esperanza Montoya.
They played the Hillside Festival in Guelph in 2008 and supported Elbow on their UK tour in March 2009.