The Accidentals with Jake Allen

The Accidentals with Jake Allen

Jake Allen

Thu · November 16, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

$13.00 - $18.00

The Accidentals
The Accidentals
Billboard’s Breakout Band at SXSW 2015, Huffington Post’s Sweet Sixteen of 2016, and Yahoo Music’s Top Ten Bands to Watch 2017..

Described by John Sinkevics of Local Spins as “genre-melding indie-folk,” The Accidentals (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) exhibit “a musical and lyrical sophistication that outstrips most mainstream bands.”

From 2012-2014, The Accidentals recorded three original albums, were guest artists on fifteen others, scored two films, and landed song placements in commercials, documentaries, and music compilations while playing over seven hundred live shows. THEN they graduated high school.

After graduation from world-renowned Interlochen Arts Academy, The Accidentals added multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter, Michael Dause, as their touring/studio drummer and opened for musical greats that include Andrew Bird, Sixto Rodriguez (Sugar Man), Brandi Carlile, Dar Williams, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ben Sollee, Rusted Root, The Wailers, Keller Williams, Arlo Guthrie, Martin Sexton, and Joan Baez.

In 2015, they scored original pieces for a 72-piece orchestra, an opera-dance project with Son Lux, and a smaller 30-piece string ensemble, while touring the US extensively.

In June of 2016, they released a brand new, self-produced EP called Parking Lot, of which the single, “Michigan and Again,” went viral.

They’ve kicked off 2017 as major label artists, having signed a record deal with Sony Masterworks to release a full-length album in August.

Yahoo called it first – this is the band to watch.

Visit their website at, or become a member of their FamGrove to be a part of the journey.

“Stunning, an unforgettable experience watching these two girls play a sea of instruments (twelve to be exact), moving effortlessly from one to the other, while entertaining the masses with their wit, haunting harmonies, and catchy melodies, they are truly unforgettable.” – Grand Rapids Press

“In performance, they can rock. Their live act is frequently electric. The stage patter and presence is polished but real. They switch instruments before the song they have finished sinks in. A 45 minute set passes like a train. They already have more good originals than most hit acts, and their tastefully eccentric list of covers, well… covers the gamut. They pack performing space with a multi-generational mix any act would beg for.” – Jim Linderman, Grammy Award Winning Blogger and Author

“Musicality, originality, and melodic beauty combine with a welcome, and unexpected, bite to clever lyrics. Such talent, wit, and enthusiasm are hard to find anywhere. A duo giving an edge to folk with unique instrumentation is as close as I can come to describing them. A must hear! Songwriters need look no further to find a new pairing to be jealous of, especially with such a bright future ahead of them.” – Matt Mansfield, Z93 Radio

15 New Frontier Artists To Play AmericanaFest 2017
The Accidentals Featured on Huffington Post
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Jake Allen
Jake Allen
Jake Allen, a 24 year old ethereal rock/fingerstyle guitar musician, originally hails from Northern Michigan. Since creating his first progressive keyboard compositions at age five, in his father's home studio, the evolution of Jake's sound has been many years in the making. By age eight Allen’s natural progression drew him to learning drums, bass guitar and finally at age twelve, acoustic and electric guitar. Just before fourteen, Jake Allen started creating his first full length album “Heart Consumer and the Artist” in which he performed and recorded in the studio every instrument himself. Pulling from years of experience working in his father’s studio, Jake was also able to mix and master this album on his own. This would be the formula for the next two albums in Allen’s career; “SleEP” (2009) and his most recent and critically acclaimed LP “Etherica”.

In 2008 Allen’s after being exposed to players like Andy McKee (whom he later shared the stage with) and Michael Hedges, Jake began crafting his own breed of acoustic guitar wizardry. On top of his two handed percussive tapping style, he added live looping to create a more in depth stage performance. This new solo approach gave Jake a powerful show that he then took on the road in 2009. Since then he has continued touring the country both solo and with his full band, gaining the recognition of some of the music industry’s most respected musicians, producers and musical instrument companies. Within the last year Allen has been recruited by Gretsch Guitars, Takamine, and Dean Markley Strings to promote their products through performances and videos.

Jake Allen’s newest record “Etherica” has become a milestone in what is promised to be a long and prosperous career. “Etherica” blends Jake’s acoustic fingerstyle with rock, jazz and progressive elements reinvigorating a classic sound for a new generation. The album also inspired Allen to pull together a team of top tier musicians to create “The Hollow Sound of Melody” (2013), a DVD of a live full band performance of “Etherica” in its entirety. Not content to rest on his laurels, Jake Allen has continued to evolve and has now begun writing his much anticipated fourth album.
Venue Information:
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St
Greenfield, MA, 01301