Hailing from Tallahassee, Florida, the 5-piece Americana band’s music is heavily influenced by the history and natural beauty of the North Florida woods and waterways.
Once Great Estate was formed in 2018 when singer/songwriter/guitarist Tracy Horenbein enlisted the help of four fellow multi-instrumentalists to form a band of Southern misfits. Bassist Jeffrey Chagnon, guitarist/mandolin player F. Matthew Burns, fiddle player/guitarist Christopher Ash, and drummer Steve Burke joined soon after. Although two of the members ended up being a Wyoming transplant and a New Yorker, the members varied and vast musical backgrounds melted together like butter on grits.
They have released one EP and 5 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".
Tracy also creates solo ambient music under the name Tracy Chow. Her music has been featured on numerous meditation and chill compilations, television, documentaries, and film. Her song "Pining" was featured on the Future Folk compilation that was released in 2021. The compilation was ranked #5 on the Guardian magazine's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2021.
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.
Tracy also creates solo ambient music under the name Tracy Chow. Her music has been featured on numerous meditation and chill compilations, TV, documentaries, and film. Her song "Pining" was featured on the Future Folk compilation in 2021. The album was ranked #5 on the Guardian magazine's Top 10 Folk Releases of 2021. Tracy's ambient songs have soared to 50,000 plays on Spotify.