Lots of learning going on these days for The Onlies, and not nearly enough sleep. That's life as a high schooler. Come February, they'll be some gigs, a dance or two, and tutoring at Wintergrass. Stay tuned for news of those things, a CD release party and a few out of town gigs. For now, though... zzzzzzzzzzzzz
Less than a month ago, we auditioned for a program called More Music at the Moore (sponsored by STG). This program is for young musicians (ages 14-21) to train and progress with the help of successful local musical mentors. At the end of the process, the young musicians will perform on stage at the Moore for an audience of almost 1,000. Most of the people who auditioned were singer-songwriters or pop music players...not as folkish or fiddleish. However, despite that, we got a callback! We performed again on the Moore in front of the judges (one song and one Irish tune--they liked the Irish one best!), and recently received the news that we made it! It will give us an opportunity to collaborate with other amazing young musicians from around the Northwest, and hopefully create some awesome sonicular explosions. We are super excited and feel massively honored to be selected! The performance will be sometime in March, and we will give you more information about it later. Here is a video documenting last year's event.
We are playing a concert with the Gloria Darling's at the Hale's Palladium Sunday folk circle series on November 25th. You might even get to see another "epic feast of awesome!" The Hales
As of this writing it seems like summer will never come to Seattle. But it will come. It must!
The Onlies are excited for their summer, which will include festivals, camps, busking, CD recording, dances, gigs, and hopefully some spontaneous outbreaks of great music on the porch. Keep up with their doings here and on their Facebook page.
Our friends at A Terrible Beauty Irish Pub in West Seattle are competing in the Best of Western Washington contest under the Best Irish Pub category (and a couple of other categories as well). Voting continues until October 10th.
The Onlies will be be playing there on November 10th, so wouldn't it be great to have them win that category with Onlies fans' help?
A brief snooze after an exciting and fun week
The Onlies are now back in Seattle, after a whirlwind of a great time at Valley of the Moon, and a sublime siesta on the beautiful campus of San Jose State University.
The kids learned lots of tunes that they will start incorporating into upcoming sets. First up: busking at the Redmond Saturday Market from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 10, and a performance later that day at the Northgate Festival, 3 p.m. Catch them if you can!
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!
The Onlies, along with Tom and Johnny, are riding the rails down to the Santa Cruz mountains to attend the Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle School.
24 hours down, and 24 hours back up, Burlington Northern willing!
Once they are back in September, there will be plenty of chance to see and hear them. Check out the Gigs link at the top of this page, but some highlights include two concerts in Northgate, and a CD release show at Phinney Neighborhood Center.
NW Folklife online sked rocks!
Having waited for years (a fifth of our lives, actually), we are absolutely droollingly in loooooooooooove with Northwest Folklife's new online schedule. With it, you can organize your whole weekend and create your own schedule. You can save the schedule online, share it with others, download it to your smartphone, even download anroid and iphone apps, heck -- if you're feeling old-timey enough, you can even print it out. Whodathunk? (Well, actually, we did three years ago, but we weren't as smart as the people as Sched, whom NWFolkLife is using and who got their start at SXSW.)
If you do, though, make sure to include -- pardonnez le pun -- The Only Event of the Weekend, if not the summer.
The Onlies! RIP Beach 3.
We changed our name, after much deliberation, and many an evening's brainstorm. We are now 'the Onlies,' so don't freak out when you see that Beach 3 has disappeared.