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Across the Blue Ridge w/Paul Brown featuring "The Onlies"
Sun, May 28, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
All ages show (12 & under $5) $12 Advance/$15 Door
The Onlies play original and traditional fiddle-driven music, with Celtic, old-time American, and Canadian roots. Members Leo Shannon, Riley Calcagno, and Samantha Braman are Garfield High sophomores who’ve literally played together since they were two years old. Singing and playing fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and piano, they have developed a strong fan base throughout the Pacific Northwest, performing concerts, square and contra dances, and pub gigs from Port Townsend to Palo Alto, CA. Since 2011 they have been thrilled to have RuthMabel Boytz, a fantastic string bass player, joining them for dances and other projects.
"There is something really special going on in music on the West Coast. It’s a wonderful and highly evolved fiddle community of young people, growing up fast, playing some of the most beautiful rootsy acoustic music ever heard. The level of ensemble playing and the ‘family’ feeling of the players are unprecedented. From Northern California up through the Pacific Northwest, musical magic is in the air. You can hear it on this recording." -Darol Anger
"Three of the best and brightest young folk and Celtic musicians in Seattle teamed up to make The Onlies. I know these kids well and they’ve got that wonderful, boundless enthusiasm of youth, and it shows on their second album, Setting Out To Sea. They’ve matured considerably since their 2011 album (which was great too), and they’ve expanded the sound of the group to feature multiple fiddle arrangements (all three are excellent fiddlers), some original songs and tunes, and a growing confidence in what was before just a way to have fun with friends." - Devon Leger
"Original and traditional Irish fiddle and string-based music from a highly talented trio of Garfield High freshmen. Samantha Braman, Riley Calcagno, and Leo Shannon keep you hanging on every note as they put their banjos, fiddles, guitars, mandolins, and even piano to toe-tapping good use, combining elements of Cajun zydeco, Celtic country dance, and other American folk traditions." - Seattle Weekly