Female –fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio, The Accidentals, (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) have taken the scene by storm since the release of their debut album, Odyssey, with Sony Masterworks in 2018. Since then, their discography has grown to include a live record, singles, and will soon include their upcoming work, Vessel. They have continued to follow their passion for music in a multitude of exciting and diverse ways.
The band tours internationally, averaging over 270 virtual and in person shows per year. Between shows, they can be found at local schools and universities, hosting master classes and workshops for students of all ages.
Sav and Katie, both Interlochen Arts Academy graduates, bring a unique perspective as multi-instrumentalists. Michael, a seasoned drum line captain, choir aficionado, and former Belmont University student, brings an ability to connect with students on any level.
As former orchestra and band nerds, the band recognizes the profound impact that professional artists coming into their school had on them from a young age. These experiences helped shape their career path and inspire them to connect their love of music with education and performance. So much so, that they launched a nonprofit in 2020 called Play It Forward, Again and Again, that connects underprivileged youth with music lessons, scholarships, and instruments.
In 2020, The Accidentals released a collaboration with the world renown Contemporary Youth Orchestra and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for their original song, Requiem for a Lark. The piece is scored for 70+ pieces and can be listened to here. Several of The Accidentals hits, such as "Michigan and Again" have been scored for full orchestras and are available for purchase.
Sav and Katie are considered the premier Nashville string team, composing, arranging, and playing string tracks for bands like BTS, Keller Williams, Flint Eastwood, etc.
Their side project, "The Keller Williams Accident" showcases their improv skills as Keller's backing band.
The Accidentals music can be found on many popular playlists, Turner Classic Movies,FOX sports, a RAM Trucks BANDvan #tourtough commercial, the indie film "Almost Home" and more. Stay tuned for the anticipated release of their 2020 album by getting connected on social media.
“The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops”.
"...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 Zepplin, ,Ani Defranko, Niko Case, Brandi Carlile, etc."
"...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.”