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While the most apparent feature may be their age (the duo are still in their teens), The Accidentals’ songwriting is polished, mature, and far beyond their years. Known for their electric shows where they switch between twelve instruments, these two folk-pop prodigies have collected ringing endorsements from the likes of Marshall Crenshaw and Andrew Bird. Their two full-lengths, one recorded during their time in high school, have been met with critical acclaim.
The Accidentals’ Savannah Buist and Katie Larson met at an orchestra class in their Traverse City high school, bonding over their eclectic music tastes and their musical families. While Buist and Larson expertise in violin and cello, respectively, the multi-instrumentalists began to song-write together with guitar, banjo and piano. Known for their finely-crafted songs as much as their on-stage charisma, The Accidentals don’t only play around with different instruments, but delve broadly into different genres, from traditional folk to gypsy jazz to indie-rock. Having graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Northwestern Michigan and with years of touring under their belt, The Accidentals are true professionals. Their 2014 addition of multi-instrumentalist and percussionist Michael Dause has further filled out their sound, taking their shows to even greater heights. If this is just the beginning, there is no telling how far they will go.
See The Accidentals live at the Local First Street Party on Saturday, June 6. Find out more here.