“Quirky” is the word that is frequently used by critics and radio folks to describe “that Martian-Acres sound.”
At the center of Martian Acres is the songwriting and performing duo, Bob Story and Dennis Wanebo. Over the past ten years, Bob and Dennis have written and produced three Martian Acres albums, "Middle of the NIght", "Waltz to War" and now "III". Along the way, Bob and Dennis have received: several John Lennon International Songwriting Awards; first place winner (acoustic category) in the national OurStage competition; strong reviews; placement of Martian Acres songs in film as well as countless radio playlists, from France to Australia . . . and all points in between.
The common thread among all of their music, is this: there is no common thread. Their song list runs seamlessly from blues to country to rock to gospel, and all points in between.
Martian Acres is quirky, after all. And, as we all know, "Quirk knows no Niche."
In one year, for example (2007), Martian Acres managed to place a song among that year’s top ten at a Parisian blues station, and then, with another of their tunes—a particularly hard-hitting song, by the name of “War”—to fully irritate the White House at the time. It might have been Dick Cheney who said, "who are those niche-less guys?"
Let’s get personal here. If you are not acquainted with “that MA quirk,” then we have a simple question for you.
Where have you been?
And, while we’re at it, we hope that your answer to our follow-up question of “where are you going?” will land you at our musical doorstep.