The Acre Brothers

Dirty and Pretty. Classic and New. Rock and Roll.

The Acre Brothers bring dirt and grit and mix it with beauty and noise to create a unique rock sound. 

The Band:

Lead singer Ben Cole grew up in Nashville, IN, but now lives in Cincinnati, OH. He graduated from Butler University with a degree in music where he studied voice and got his first taste as a front man. Ben has sung with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and the Nashville Symphony in Tennessee. With the Acre Brothers, he has returned to his Rock and Blues roots. Ben is a powerful, versatile, soulful singer. 

Lead guitarist and principal songwriter Nathan Dillon attended Indiana University and Brooklyn Conservatory, studying guitar. He continues to perform in numerous styles and is happy to be playing (loudly) with The Acre Brothers. He is Director of the music education company Everybody Rocks, with classes in Chicagoland and southern Indiana. Learn more at 

Mardi Raun lives in Bloomington, IN. He has played numerous forms of music. He is a multi-instrumentalist focusing on the bass in The Acre Brothers.

Kristin Olson is a drummer, percussionist, and educator in the Bloomington area. She is a recent recipient of a Masters degree in music from the IU Jacobs School of Music, focusing on Afro-Cuban and Brazilian percussion as well as drum set. She performs and records a spectrum of genres with various groups.