Crouse Visiting Artist Series
Friday, July 30th at 8pm – Hall Auditorium
Female-fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio, The Accidentals, (Sav Buist, Katie Larson,and Michael Dause) kicked off 2018 with the release of their debut album, Odyssey, with Sony Masterworks. They followed the album release with two-hundred days of touring nationally, seventeen festivals, sync placement with Turner Classic Movies,FOX sports, and a RAM Trucks BANDvan #tourtough commercial.
The Accidentals followed the Odyssey release with a self-titled LIVE album and toured the UK; all while scoring an indie film, teaching workshops across the country, playing with symphonies, and recording their soon to be released, Vessel album,with bucket-list producers, John Congleton and Tucker Martine.
In the absence of touring this last year, Sav and Katie started co-writing with some of their songwriting heroes over zoom, (Beth Neilsen Chapman, Dar Williams, Kim Richey, Gretchen Peters, Maia Sharp, Mary Gauthier, etc.) and decided to record the just released, Time Out EP in their makeshift attic studio.
Billboard says, “The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops.”
Pop Matters says, “You can’t define them by comparison to any one band,” comparing them to a mash-up of influences including, “Beatles, Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Led Zeppelin, Ani DiFranco, Neko Case, Brandi Carlisle, and more.”
NPR says, “Some of the most compelling writers of our time… they display equal interest in the focused musical forms of indie rock and pop and the expansive potential of orchestral arrangements, jam band open-endedness, and impressionistic singer-songwriter expression.”