West coast come on out! We will be playing in a town near you in June -- more detailed schedule in the text below. We are excited to wrap up our tour with a week of teaching at Big Sur Fiddle Camp, and we'll also be leading the teen band lab at Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend WA the following week. Details on our LIVE page. Hope to see you down the road!
tour dates: June 14: Olympia WA (house concert) June 15: Seattle WA (Royal Room) June 16: Portland OR (Rose City Book Pub) June 17: Summit OR (Summit Community Center) June 18: Eugene OR (Viking Braggot) June 19: Milo OR (house concert) June 20: Alameda CA (house concert) June 22: Santa Paula CA (Deep End Sessions) June 29: Big Sur CA (Big Sur Fiddle Camp concert)
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: info@theOnlies.com!
The 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!
It had to happen, someday: Without sibs of their own, Leo and Sami came to blows at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes... Or are they just rehearsing contra-dance steps for their July 23rd gig at Lake City?
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.