The Accidentals are making their first appearance at Music on Main this summer. Known for high-energy live tunes and unique crowd connection, The Accidentals were named among Yahoo Music’s “Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017,” and are comprised of long-time friends Savannah Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause. Catch them this Thursday, August 8 in Victor City Park.
Originally from Traverse City, Michigan, The Accidentals formed in 2012 when the young musicians Katie, a sophomore cellist, and Savannah, a junior violinist, were paired for a high school orchestra event.
The gifted musicians became fast friends and, before long, bandmates. Having both grown up in musical families with professional pianists for fathers and vocalists for mothers, their shared influences bounced between classical, jazz, bluegrass, country, alt-rock, and the obscure. Dubbing themselves after the musical notes that fall outside of a key signature, The Accidentals recorded and released a pair of independent albums in 2012 and 2013, the latter funded by a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign. Their original songs revealed a band with wide-ranging influences but always true to their orchestral roots.
Their latest album, ODYSSEY, features collaborations with friends and fans like acoustic guitar maestro Kaki King, bassist—and fellow Michigander—Dominic John Davis (Jack White, Beck), Carbon Leaf guitarist Carter Gravatt, Keller Williams, and The Decemberists’ Jenny Conlee. The new album showcases their spirit, creativity, and musicianship, a style they bring to the studio and the stage.
Kicking off the night, don’t miss Aaron Davis & The Mystery Machine featuring WyoAmericana tunes led by Aaron and his stirringly talented band drummer Jason Baggett, bassist and vocalist David Bundy, and pianist, organist, vocalist Mike Patton.