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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


Our new song "Past the Fog"... 


Us with Beatboxer CDQ on "Decisions" ...


Us playing on a group collaboration with musical director Meshell Ndegeocello!


The Finale with everyone!


Riley with a solo on Otieno Terry's song "Sweet Summer Lady" 


Sami playing fiddle and harmony vocals on Emily Randolph's song "A Little Rebel"



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

Palladium is a huge circus like room that would be fun to make it feel full. 🙂

Here is the Facebook invite. 

Here is the Gloria Darlings' website.

Here is the website of the Hales Palladium.



We are playing the Port Townsend Square Dance at the sweet old grange hall over on the (insert geographical land type here) with Tony Mates calling on the 17th of November. Should be a charming, old fashioned night. Details here:

And then on the night before Thanksgiving we are playing the Lake City Contra dance at the Lake City Community Center with Short Circuit and Michael Karcher and Tony Mates calling. So come out and brun your calories before the big meal... Details here:

This might be how you feel after dancing to some rockin tunes. Come on out!


Its happening people! You were scared of this moment when the Onlies would sharpen some more tools from "the toolbox." Well, your fears have finally been confirmed. Because the Onlies are singing now! We are still working on more repertoire but we promise that the songs will be leaning on the original side of the spectrum. That's right, the Onlies are writing songs!

Maybe we can sing into this one someday!

The Onlies: What does it mean?

With our name change will come many questions: why, what does it mean and isn't it a little bit too Indie Rockish. Well, we changed our name because we decided it was time to do this. It had been forever (or so it seems) of having a name that we thought up in a wine bar when we were little. However deep you may think it was, Beach 3 had no meaning. The Onlies is a reference to our only childness (we are all only children)

What does it mean

 In the future, we may change it to the the Onlies stringband or something else. If you have any suggestions about how we could make sound more awesome or stingbandish, just leave a comment in the comment box. Leave your name so we can say it on stage and give you the cred that you deserve. We would love to hear from you!

(oh and about the random wolf picture, it's my favorite so I had to share it with all of you!)