The Accidentals

The Accidentals

Nantahala

Thu Apr 18

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 Advance / $12 Day of the show

This event is all ages

The Accidentals
The Accidentals
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.

They released their latest single, "Heavy Flag," produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana Del Ray, The Decemberists) in October, and they aren’t slowing down going into 2019. They are currently scoring an indie film, touring, teaching workshops across the country, and releasing new music.

PopMatters says you can’t define them by comparison to any one band, comparing them to a mash up of influences including, “The Beatles, Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Led Zeppelin, Ani Difranco, Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, etc." NPR says “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,” adding, “they might be the most compelling songwriters of our time."
Nantahala
Nantahala
Nantahala is an indie folk band from the North Carolina Piedmont whose harmony-rich music draws from mountain roots, soul and modern country with influences ranging from Dolly Parton to Tom Waits. Fans will recognize the songwriting of Mary Johnson Rockers, who with various configurations has three full-length albums and one EP under her belt and is noted for "songs that are catchy, well written and eclectic...nearly irresistible." (Chris Parker, Indyweek). With vocalist and collaborator Miriam Chicurel-Bayard, who met Mary on the Nantahala River 20 years ago, bassist FJ Ventre (Jon Shain, Wyatt Easterling), percussionist Robert Cantrell (Hobex, Katharine Whalen) and lead guitarist Eric Haugen (Fake Swedish, The Outboards), Nantahala features some of the area's best talent and delivers an intimate but powerful set that will move listeners to lean in for more.

Remedy (2014) is the latest release by Mary Johnson Rockers and the Spark-- the former iteration of MJR's band that includes most of the current members- and offers the same lyrical strength and sophisticated harmonies that they are noted for, with a cast of notable contributors including collaborating songwriter and guitarist Jim Kremidas, James Wallace (Phil Cook and the Guitar Heels, the Dead Tongues, Jeanne Jolly) and Matt Douglas. It was recorded at Good Luck Studios in Chapel Hill, produced by James Wallace and mixed by Chris Stamey.

Nantahala is currently working on a record due Fall 2019.