Multi-instrumentalists Katie Larson and Savannah Buist are creating quite a name for themselves among music lovers of all genres. ” Z93 FM DJ Matt Mansfield writes: “Combine musicality, originality and melodic beauty with a welcome and unexpected bite to clever lyrics and youv’e 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, and Savannah (16) was a violinist and orchestra concertmaster. 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 vocalists for mothers, their influences bounced among classical, jazz, bluegrass, country, alt-rock, and the obscure. They are “explorers and admirers” of indie music greats like Andrew Bird, St. Vincent, Sufjan Stephens, Arcade Fire, The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, The Black Keys, Sara 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 playing guitar, bass, glockenspiel, mandolin, banjo, piano, organ, accordian, and kazoo, you can’t miss the edgy violin and cello that define this duo. The Accidentals opened for some of their favorite artists, Andrew Bird, Sixto Rodriguez (Sugarman), Aunt Martha, Rosco Bandana, and Lauren Mann. Michigan folk songstress Abigail Stauffer opens.