Duo – Savanna Buist and Katie Larson give an edge to folk with a unique instrumental twist. The Accidentals have been creating quite a name for themselves throughout the Grand Traverse area, among music lovers of all genres.
Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Savannah ‘Seavé’ Buist’s, love for music began on a tour bus surrounded by musicians when she was three-months-old. Mesmerized by anything with strings, there was never a question of “would she play,” but “what” would she play? And now – the only questions I “what doesn’t she play?” As locals know her, Seavé writes most of her songs on acoustic guitar and ukulele and “colors” them with her fiddle or viola; sometimes adding a little attitude with her bass guitar and vintage Gretsch electric guitar. It all comes together in a melodic, lyrical, harmonic way that will haunt you long after the show is over.
Coming from a long line of musical geniuses, Katie Larson roots from the Interlochen Arts Academy, where Katie currently attends are where her father graduated as a well-known pianist. Katie began playing the cello at a young age and soon discovered a love of all things instrumental. She taught herself to play jazz guitar and became a regular in the pit of musicals all over Traverse City. Katie’s love of funky instruments – electric cello, kazoo, melodica, accordion, electric guitar, and ukulele – has led her to write songs that are unique and catchy. Her lyrics are often profound with a sneaky sense of humor.
Seavé and Katie met in 2011 while attending their public high school. Seavé, a junior and Concert Master Violinist, and Katie, a freshman cello player in the Philharmonic Orchestra, volunteered for a class assignment, which threw them together – and The Accidentals were born.
Music you won’t find readily on mainstream radio, their collective loves - from rock to classical and jazz to bluegrass have a funky way of haunting your soul. They are explorers and admirers of indie music; and admire the greats like Andrew Bird, St. Vincent, Sufjah Stevens, Arcade Fire, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Black Keys, and Sara Jaffe.
A year later after meeting, they auditioned for and snagged a coveted spot in the first ever singer-songwriter major at Interlochen Center for the Arts Academy. Around the same time they released their first self-produced album, Tangled Red and Blue.
“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.” – Kristi Kates, Northern Michigan Magazine
From 2011-2013, Seavé and Katie wrote and recorded two albums, played on seven other albums, scored three films, and landed song placements in several independent films, commercials, documentaries, and music compilations, while playing over 500 lives shows, and maintaining a 3.9 + GPA.
The Accidentals won Traverse Magazine’s “Red Hot Best” of Northern Michigan Music and reviews of their song, “The Silence” – which can be heard in the Traverse City Film Festival compilation CD.
To read more about these two young women, please visit their website at: http://www.reverbnation.com/moreaccidentals
Come out and hear their sassy sweetness this Wednesday, June 4th at Little Bohemia, 540 W. Front St., in Traverse City at 6:30 pm.