The award-winning Sundilla Acoustic Concert Series is proud and thrilled to bring Act Of Congress back to Auburn on Friday, July 19, and this time they’re taking it outside, at Pebble Hill! Showtime is 7:30, and admission is $25 at the door; a limited number of advance tickets are available for just $20 and can be purchased at Spicer’s Music, World Cup Coffee, and online at www.sundillamusic.com. Free coffee, tea, water and food will be available; the audience is welcome to bring their own favorite food or beverage but NO GLASS PLEASE! (Bringing a comfortable folding chair is also recommended, though chairs will be available.)
It’s always a packed-to-the-rafters show with Act of Congress, so it’s good to give them the opportunity to display their talents to even more people, without the confines of walls. If you haven’t been to one of our Pebble Hill concerts yet, you’re in for a treat; it is located at 101 S. Debardeleben.
No one this young should have a resume this impressive. How impressive? Well, consider this: they have completed FIVE tours as U.S. Cultural Ambassadors, led by the U.S. State Department. They have now played in Thailand, Oman, Palau, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Philippines, Timor Leste, Bali, Liberia, and Jordan, and they had to beat out the best of the best to land those coveted gigs. They played for the Liberian President on that country’s Independence Day. Not bad for some kids from Birmingham who have been together for a little more than a decade.
So what makes them so universally popular? Talent, of course, and the organic sound that combines hook laden melodies, compelling songwriting, and intelligent acoustic instrumentation that's rapidly gathering attention throughout the country. Act Of Congress' sound is grounded, approachable and technically masterful.
Act Of Congress' sound is grounded, approachable and technically masterful. In two short years, the band had been recognized by the likes of Paste Online, SXSW, Disney, Woodsongs, NACA, APCA (voted a finalist in the APCA 2010 Best Band competition) and Billboard (chosen from over 2000 submissions to compete and ultimately win the 2008 Disc Makers IMWS Award.) AOC has also worked with Live Nation, opening VIP areas for artists such as John Mayer, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, and Brooks and Dunn.