Sami Braman, Leo Shannon, Riley Calcagno, and Vivian Leva will head out on the road as a unit to play some old-time and country music for the people of Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee!

5/23 Charlottesville, VA: Front Porch Tuesday Tunes at James Monroe's Mansion:
5/24 Lexington, VA: House Concert
5/25 Greensboro, NC House Concert: 
5/26 Knoxville, TN: Boyd's Jig & Reel
5/27 (AM) Knoxville, TN: WDVX Blue Plate Special
5/27 (PM) Asheville, NC: The Cork and Keg
5/28 Winston-Salem, NC: Across The Blue Ridge w/ Paul Brown at Muddy Creek Music Hall

Famous folk trios that include one female and two males? The Onlies and...
Famous folk trios that include one female and two males? The Onlies and...

We're just in one of those life phases that some might call post-high school. Sami and Riley are in their first year of college (Whitman, Oberlin), and Leo's living the high-life of a traveler and North Carolingian till he settles down next fall at Warren Wilson College.

In the meantime, we find ways to keep playing music. We teach (look for us at Big Sur Fiddle Camp), play, and even plan gigs -- we'll keep you posted on our Appalachian tour, coming in May! And if you need us to play Glastonbury, it's simple:!

Open House Line Up smallerThe band is fairly busy with homework and college applications this fall, but we're excited  to be part of the Dusty Strings 30th Annual (!) Open House on Saturday, December 12th. It's an all day event, starting at 11am with our friend Sunga Rose, and ending with us at 8pm. Lots of thoroughly wonderful artists, cider, musical supplies, and instruments to pluck and bow. It's free!

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The Onlies are about to embark on a very teeny-tiny tour down the west coast (by teeny-tiny I mean two stops....) and will be playing CD releases in Olympia and Portland!



The Oly show will be this Saturday, 8/22 at 7PM and the event is here:

The Portland show will be this Sunday, 8/23 at 5PM and the event is here:

Wahoo and thanks northern west coasters! See you there!


bachand021[2]In what is likely to be our last Seattle show for months, we have a sweet concert this week that has us sharing a bill with the dazzling B.C. brother/sister guitar/fiddle duo, Qristina and Quinn Bachand. The concert will be at Seattle's most audience- and musician-friendly venue - the Royal Room in Columbia City, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16.

We can't recommend Q&Q enough - they've got amazing chops in a variety of styles, including Celtic, Classical, and Gypsy Jazz. They sing too! It should be an electrifying show start to finish.

Keep up with the details on the event's Facebook page.


Pete Seeger would have turned 96 this week. We owe so much to him and all of his predecessors as folk musicians. We are also excited to announce that we will be taking part in a Pete Seeger Hootenanny at Town Hall Seattle next Saturday, May 9th. (It will just be Riley and Sami as the Onlies Duo because Leo will be at Essentially Ellington in NYC with the Garfield High Jazz Band (!)) So excited to honor Pete and also raise some money for the local organization, Earthcorps.
Find out more and buy tickets:

outpost_186_590_300_s_c1_smart_scaleWe're checking out colleges in the northeast this week, and thought it would be fun to play a set for our east coast friends and relatives. We'll be playing at a cozy little place in Cambridge, MA, a stone's throw from so much history and erudition. It's called Outpost 186, 186 1/2 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139. We may well be joined by some Boston based folk luminaries, so if you are nearby, come on down. Music starts at around 8pm.

It's a relatively small place, so reservations recommended.

Long Before LightWe're getting super excited to share "Long Before Light" with you! Seattlelites (and a few of you wackos coming from out of state!) can get the CD before the rest of the world at our CD release party, 8 p.m. April 4 at Town Hall Seattle. (Advance tix are $10/$5 student; get them here. Day of are $5 more.) It's gonna be a beautiful night. Consider this:

Atlas Stringband, arguably Seattle's premier purveyor of old-time music, gets things rolling just after doors open at 7. They'll be playing in the Town Hall Café, where you can nosh on snacks and beverages (including beer and wine) while chatting and rubbing elbows with the nicest people in the world (or fans, duh!).

Then, at 8 p.m., Kristin Andreassen takes to the Town Hall stage, performing songs from her latest CD, "Gondolier." Kristin, with whom we've spent countless hours jamming into the night, is the folk world's latest darling, criss-crossing as she is the country at the beck and call of folk stages and radio stations. You will love love love her.

Finally, it's release time. We'll play a good amount from our new album, and even toss in a few new things we're working on. Our producer Tristan Clarridge (Crooked Still/Bee Eaters) will join us on a few numbers, as will our favorite bassist in the whole wide world, RuthMabel Boytz.

If you can't make it, we'll be glum and blue, but there's light at the end of that dark tunnel: The CD will be available on iTunes and CD Baby on April 8. It'll brighten your day, and then some!