Acoustic Trauma is a trio whose concept and goal is to defy the common stereotype that has tagged acoustic rock as being laid back or tame. In the 1990's, many popular bands have toned down their acts, characterizing themselves as being unplugged. Acoustic Trauma, with the use of some effects (electric distortion NOT being one of them), has proven that acoustic instruments are not limited to stool or sit down performances. Their strength lies in their instrumentation as it consists of finger- blistering acoustic guitar solos, strong drumbeats, intense violin playing, and many inventive bass leads.
The term acoustic trauma, refers to a medical diagnosis that is associated with hearing loss due to the continued exposure to loud sounds. The name was chosen, for it serves as a definitive pun, both identifying the band by definition as well as their goal in attempting to traumatize the acoustic world. Metroland, an Albany alternative publication, calls Acoustic Trauma a challenging and intriguing new band. They have also ranked Spirits and Reward of the Angel's Pride among the top ten local CDs in the Capital Region at the time of their release dates. Metroland has also named Acoustic Trauma Best Prog (Progressive) Band two years in a row in their Best of issues (1999 and 2000).
The trio have expanded their performance radius regionally, spanning from New York City and the Capital Region to Woodstock and Kingston, NY as well as hitting parts of Vermont and now exploring New Jersey. The band's experience includes many charity events as well as radio airplay on 102.7FM (WEQX), 103.5FM (The EDGE), 88.3FM (WVCR), WDST Radio Woodstock, and many others.