Friends of Bob live music co-op
February 2017

Sunday, March 5
7:00 p.m. (doors 6:15)

Sony Music Masterworks recording artists

T H E   A C C I D E N T A L S

www.moreaccidentals.com

www.friends-of-bob.org

Carnahan Hall
2200 Elmwood Avenue, Suite A6,
Lafayette, IN 47904.

Tickets on sale this Friday!

$10 advance/$12 (day of show)
at Von's Records,  JL Records, Carnahan Hall, and McGuire Music

Advance tickets by mail are $11. Send your check to:
Friends of Bob, PO Box 59, Battle Ground, IN 47920 Please provide your name, address, phone #, and e-mail address.

“Known for their high-energy live show and a willingness to connect with fans through personal tunes.”      Huffington Post

“In 2015 alone, they played over 230 shows at some of the most prestigious venues and largest festivals in the US. THIS is the band to watch!”  Austin Chronicle

On Sunday, March 5th we will present an outstanding young trio: The Accidentals. Yahoo Voices describes the band as “one of the most ground-breaking musical experiences one might just have in a lifetime.” They were recently signed to SONY MASTERWORKS and are presently in the studio with Marshall Crenshaw recording their next album. Basically they are a folk-rock band that uses classical instruments. Two of the three members were classically trained at the Interlochen Arts Academy. If you were fortunate to be among the modest crowd that saw them last spring at Carnahan Hall, you’ll know how captivating they are. This spring let’s give them the crowd they absolutely deserve. Here’s a video by The Accidentals: http://friends-of-bob.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=34821590663e1bc327b3e77fd&id=6d3cc0dfd8&e=31abf7014e

“Stunning! An unforgettable experience watching these two girls play a sea of instruments (twelve to be exact), moving effortlessly from one to the other, while entertaining the masses with their wit, haunting harmonies, and catchy melodies, they are truly unforgettable.” Grand Rapids Press

The Accidentals – Bittersweet   reviewed in UK Magazine

The Accidentals are a Traverse City, Michigan group who play a captivating brand of accessible, heart-on-their-sleeve alt. folk. Melody and hooks are ever-present and they sing their songs with a quirky charm. They originally got together in late 2011; they hit it off musically almost immediately and released their acclaimed debut “Tangled Red and Blue” in 2012. “Bittersweet” is its successor and they’ve effortlessly avoided any suggestion of the dreaded “sophomore album slump” with a collection that gets under the skin and makes itself very comfortable.

Their youthful enthusiasm is utterly infectious, and they sound like they’re enjoying themselves throughout the album’s 15 tracks. They both play a variety of gizmos, from traditional folk and songwriting instruments like guitar and piano, to more exotic devices such as glockenspiel, kazoo and musical saw - together with a selection of serious strings, including violin and cello. The diversity of instrumentation adds several layers and much warmth to the recordings, and the songs flourish in their lush surroundings.

Recorded in Indianapolis and Nashville, their professionalism has helped realize the band’s ambitious artistic vision, and delivered a wealth of standout material. They begin with “The Silence.” An upbeat arrangement propels the song onwards and upwards, and the lyrical flow is intriguing and absorbing – and so complex as to draw comparison to Joanna Newsom in full poetic flight. Then there’s the title track, which arrives fully formed with a shuffling rhythm and rich harmonies, and enthralls a little more with each listen, and “Bulletproof Glass” brings out their equally compelling acoustic-indie inclinations.

Fifteen-track album Bittersweet was recorded with award winning producers in Nashville and Indiana in March 2013.  According to UK Magazine, Leicester Bangs: “The lyrical flow is intriguing and absorbing – and so complex as to draw comparison to Joanna Newsom in full poetic flight.” DW Magazine, UK adds; “heady folk and sweet melodies embellish an accomplished set of songs - Larson and Buist have found their trademark sound but they’re not going to let it get in the way of a little diversity.”

Late in 2013, the Accidentals composed an original score for an independent film called "One Simple Question" that was released in November, 2014, at the Blue Ocean Film Festival,  and their songs "The Silence," "City of Cardboard," and "Miso Soup" were selected for use in a second indie film, called "Please Wait To Be Seated" that was released in March, 2014.

Reviews of their song “The Silence” landed them a featured artist spot on  ReverbNation’s home page and put their new album in rotation on CBS Radio.  It also garnered the attention of songwriting legend, Marshall Crenshaw, and Grammy-award-winning engineer and producer Stewart Lerman.  The band signed a four-album contract with ILO (Lerman and Crenshaw's Production Company).

Friends of Bob: excellent music in smallish venues at affordable prices. It’s a new year! Did you renew your Friends of Bob dues yet? Please consider it. Our dues provide a financial safety for when our shows don’t quite make ends meet. Our dues were set at $10 when we began FoB in 1994. If you can give more, please consider it. Donations in excess of $10 are tax deductible since Friends of Bob is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization.

The following admirable persons recently sent in their dues:
Steve Bruhn
Barb Brown
David Thompson & Nancy Hathaway
Gail Beck
Dan Lybrook & Lisa Pantea
LuAnn Lamie
John Lacy
Karen Meyers
Amy Clough & Bill Knapp
Richard Fudge & Meredith Richmond
Rick Thomas
George & Linda McCabe
Tom Herr
Bruce & Jennifer Craig
Tom Eismin
Susan Calvert & Al Gerth
Larry & Joann Wilcrout
Kevin & Donna Wininger

Please Do the Dues!!! Your donations are crucial!!!
Membership dues are by the calendar year—2017 dues are due!

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