LETTERS OF ACCEPTANCE is a group based in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky. It began many years ago as a series of unfinished recordings and occasional collaborations between Clinton Harlin Newman and John Harlan Norris. Upon both recently returning to their native Kentucky after several years away, the project picked up where it left off. Recording soon commenced in Clint's Louisville attic and they began to play a small number of acoustic duo shows in the summer of 2017. Now, having added Tim Welch on drums and Scott Whiddon on bass, LOA is releasing an ongoing series of recordings and playing full band shows beginning in fall 2018.