Williamsburg, MI 49690
Celebrate the season of love, kindness, forgiveness, and rebirth. The Show “All The Gifts” will be at the intimate Music House Museum and feature a lineup of mind blowing artists at Music at the Museum. Sav and Katie (The Accidentals) will host a night of friendship and collaboration featuring E Minor, Emilee and Kate (The Crane Wives), Jake Allen (Cookies), Penny and Rachel (Oh Brother, Big Sister), Mary Sue Wilkinson (Drive South), Charlie Millard, and Stephie James. If you need a little soul filling spirit this season, don’t miss this show.
The Accidentals are area phenoms that are on the cusp of national fame. One of Billboard Magazine’s top seven breakout bands of SXSW 2015, Winner of Summerfest, Milwaukee’s Emerging Artist Series – 2015, WYCE Album of the Year 2015, MyNorth Magazine’s Red Hot Best Michigan Band for the third year in a row, THIS is the band to watch. The Accidentals are a young genre-bending trio that have been dominating the festival scene all summer.
Best described by Yahoo Voices as “stunning, an unforgettable experience watching these two girls play a sea of instruments (twelve to be exact), moving effortlessly from one to the other, while entertaining the masses with their wit, haunting harmonies, and catchy melodies, they are truly unforgettable.”
Songs from their current album, Bittersweet, have been placed in commercials, indie films, and scored out for several orchestras. They are currently recording with Marshall Crenshaw and Stewart Lerman.
Multi-instrumentalists Katie Larson and Sav Buist are creating quite a name for themselves among music lovers of all genres. Described as “a duo giving an edge to folk with unique instrumentation,” Z93 FM DJ, Matt Mansfield writes: “Combine musicality, originality and melodic beauty with a welcome and unexpected bite to clever lyrics and you’ve got Accidentals music. Songwriters, look no farther to find a new pairing to be jealous of, especially with such a bright future ahead of them.”
They met in 2011 at their public high school. Katie (15) was a freshman cello player, “playing up” in the Philharmonic Orchestra and Savannah (16) was Concert Master, violinist. They volunteered for a class assignment that threw them together for their first rehearsal and The Accidentals were born.
Growing up in musical families with professional pianists for fathers and vocalist for mothers, their influences bounced between classical, jazz, bluegrass, country, alt-rock, and the obscure. Their collective playlist you won’t find on mainstream radio. They are “explorers and admirers” of indie music greats like Andrew Bird, St. Vincent, Sufjan Stephens, Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Keys, Sarah Jaffe (and the Beatles). Their original tunes reflect their exposure to a wide variety of instruments while staying true to their orchestral roots. In addition to the tight harmonies, guitar, bass, glockenspiel, mandolin, banjo, piano, organ, accordion, and kazoo…you can’t miss the edgy violin and cello that defines this duo.
In 2012 these two ladies auditioned for and snagged a coveted spot in the first ever singer-songwriter major at the renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts High School – around the time they released their first self-produced album, Tangled Red and Blue. In early reviews of Tangled Red and Blue, Kristi Kates, of the The Northern Express; was the first to say what everyone was thinking, “It’s difficult to believe that music this accomplished is being crafted by two talents who are still in high school – but that’s The Accidentals’ story.”
In two short years (2011-2013) they would write and record two albums, play as guest artists on several others, score three films, and land song placements in several commercials, documentaries, independent films, and music compilations while playing over five hundred live shows and maintaining a 3.9 + GPA.