The Accidentals with Twisted Pine & The Bergamot

CEG Presents

The Accidentals with Twisted Pine & The Bergamot

Twisted Pine, The Bergamot

Wed · August 15, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

The Accidentals
The Accidentals
The Accidentals are an American musical band, formed in Traverse City, Michigan, United States in 2012, by Savannah Buist and Katie Larson. Currently the band includes the founders and musician Michael Dause, added in 2014. The group features an eclectic blend of indie folk, pop, jazz, bluegrass, rock, classical and other genres, utilizing a wide variety of instruments that reflect the group's orchestral roots and electronic influences.
The band released two full length albums and an EP between 2012 and 2016. In March 2015, they performed at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, which featured some 2,200 acts, and were named as one of the top breakout groups by Billboard staff.
Twisted Pine
Twisted Pine
Full of energy and surprise, wit and subtlety, Twisted Pine has quickly become one of the most acclaimed young string bands in the Northeast. Audiences across the US and UK have been drawn to their forthright songwriting, lush harmonies, musical daring, and “charismatic appeal,” to quote Grammy-winner Alison Brown.

In its early days, Twisted Pine hewed pretty close to its bluegrass origins, but over time the quartet has developed a unique, infectious style without limits. Moving beyond the standard verse-chorus-solo structure of traditional string bands, Twisted Pine is a multilayered ensemble that brings the enveloping sound and pop hooks of indie music to an acoustic instrumental setting.

Guitarist Rachel Sumner and fiddler Kathleen Parks share the vocal mic, forming a combination as charming as it is gutsy. Whether switching off leads or blending and bending their voices into unexpected harmonies, these front-women are a commanding presence. On her instrument, Parks is an insatiable risk-taker, seeking out exciting new improvisational territories. Mandolinist Dan Bui is a master of melody and drive, celebrated widely for his dexterous, tasteful picking. And bassist Chris Sartori holds down the low end and a lot more, introducing creative, jazz-inflected cadences that never overwhelm the beat.

But while it’s easy to celebrate each of the band members individually, Twisted Pine isn’t just a collection of talented musicians. It’s a unit that grooves together. Intricate arrangements of swelling, syncopated rhythm and precise instrumental interplay generate something big and vital: a thick landscape of sound built on an organic acoustic foundation. It’s a fitting context for original songs written with equal parts passion and intelligence, adding up to music that lies at the intersection of heartrending and heart-racing.

You’ll find Twisted Pine on stages large and small, entertaining festivals of thousands and intimate rooms alike. Winners of the 2014 Freshgrass band competition and finalists at the 2015 Rockygrass contest, Twisted Pine has played major events from Greyfox to Green River to Glasgow’s Celtic Connections and beyond. “Their live show is already legendary for the band’s unbridled spirit and contagious energy,” says Jim Olsen, president of the innovative folk label Signature Sounds (Lake Street Dive, Crooked Still, Joy Kills Sorrow). It’s no wonder the International Bluegrass Music Association nominated Twisted Pine for its 2015 Momentum Award, which recognizes exceptional up-and-coming acts.

Twisted Pine released its debut album at Green River Festival, July 14, 2017, and will be touring across the United States throughout 2018. Check out Twisted Pine on tour and see why Olsen calls it “the most exciting new roots band to emerge from the New England scene in quite some time.”
The Bergamot
The Bergamot
"The hottest emerging music talent" (People Magazine) The Bergamot are an American indie-duo breaking out as the new face of folk.



Originally from South Bend, Indiana currently based out of Brooklyn, New York. Founding members and songwriters of The Bergamot are husband and wife Nathaniel Hoff and Jillian Speece. The Bergamot's uplifting songs are powered by unbreakable harmonies with seamless songwriting of both the joys and heartaches of life.



There sound is similar to artists like the Of Monsters and Men, Feist and Ryan Adams. In 2016 they toured 200 dates to all 50 states on The Unity Collective.



They have been featured on ABC, HGTV and NBC. Paste Magazine describes hearing The Bergamot as, "Hard Hitting and Catchy as Hell. U.K.'s Daily Mirror wrote, "Dreamy Pop New York Duo The Bergamot are about to turn the Indie scene on its head with the release of there new single [PDR].
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.theboweryelectric.com/