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A new CD, currently in progress (in Index, Wash!)

By Tom Braman As Sami’s father, I asked The Onlies if I could write a little something on their Web site regarding activities over the last two weeks, and they said yes. What follows is an attempt to convey what … Continue reading

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Modern folk meets new jazz, Aug. 8 in Seattle!

Hold onto your seats, folks, because there’s a new wind blowing through town: It’s a heady Northwest mix of folk and jazz coming when The Onlies join The Westerlies for the latter’s Seattle CD release party., 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Seattle’s Royal … Continue reading

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This girl’s on fire!

Yes, once again, Sami’s bow catches fire during an Onlies’ practice session. It’s such a common occurrence these days, nobody in the photo seems to care. Fortunately, the band has hired a firefighter to stand by for all practice sessions … Continue reading

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NW Folklife: THE folkstravaganza of the year!

Come join us from 1:40 to 2:15 p.m. Saturday May 24 at the Fisher Green Stage, as we participate again at Northwest Folklife, the great-grandpappy of all Northwest folk events. This year, we’ll debut a few new songs and tunes, and play … Continue reading

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KID FRIENDLY: Folklife for families, 2 p.m. Sunday April 27 in Redmond

In a benefit for Northwest Folklife, join us, John Ackerman, and Sunshine Music Together instructors for a family-oriented sing-along and concert from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, in Redmond. We’ll be playing our own tunes from 2:50 to … Continue reading

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Feb. 15: Battle of the bands? Well yes, and no…

Imagine an under-21 band competition (unimaginable!), where your favorite teenage folk trio is pitted against an incredibly great rapper/musician – Kingston’s Nabii KO$MO, an absolutely crazed garage-rock band out of Bellevue – Thee Samedi, and an amazingly ethereal electronica artist, Manatee Commune (a.k.a. Bellingham’s … Continue reading

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A few notes in support of Northwest Folklife…

Tomorrow, along with a slew o’ stellar Seattle musos, we will brandish our fiddles, geetars, and such and play more than a few notes at the Winter Fireside Party, a hells-a-fire fundraiser for Northwest Folklife starting at 2 p.m. at … Continue reading

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The Onlies Present: Bluegrass ‘supergroup,’ Wed. Jan. 8

The Onlies want the world to hear five acoustic-string geniuses, and to that end have invited them all to perform a house concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 in Madrona, at the fabulicious home of Gretl Galgon. Tashina Clarridge … Continue reading

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KBCS names “Setting Out to Sea” one of year’s 10 best CDs!

A huge shout out to KBCS and all the air time they’ve given us over the last year, and woohoo are we on cloud nine having “Setting Out to Sea” named as one of the year’s 10 best CDs. That … Continue reading

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KEXP interviews EMP on Sound Off!

KEXP’s Troy Nelson did a FABOO interview today with the EMP’s “Anita” (no last name mentioned), covering Sound Off! 2014 in which we’ll be participating. Definitely give the interview a listen — it includes tunes by several of the bands … Continue reading

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