"music influenced by the history and natural beauty of the North Florida woods and waterways."
Once Great Estate was formed in 2017 when singer/songwriter/guitarist Tracy Horenbein enlisted the help of four fellow multi-instrumentalists to form a band of Southern misfits. Although the members came from various musical backgrounds, their shared influences blended together like butter on grits. Their love for traditional roots music, along with a modern affinity for experimentation, resulted in what they lovingly refer to as a "redneck Radiohead".
Together they have released one album, an EP, numerous singles, and perform regularly around the southeast. Their releases have received critical acclaim, with one writer describing the band's Americana sound as "cinematic Southern rock".
Normally an electrified 5-piece, they occasionally perform quieter acoustic shows in more intimate listing rooms. Amped up or traditional, the heartfelt, thoughtful songwriting and musicianship come through in each performance.
The band is currently finishing up their second full-length album, "Goodbye Cody Scarp". The album is a commentary on their home state of Florida, and the changes that have transformed a place they grew up loving.