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Female-fronted trio ‘The Accidentals’ live and breathe music

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published August 11, 2021

Straight out of Traverse City, The Accidentals are a female-fronted “folk-influenced pop-rock” trio who live and breathe music. The group draws influences from indie folk, pop, bluegrass, rock, and classical music, eclectically blending them all together to produce a unique and enjoyable listening experience. 

With three full-length albums, an EP, and two live albums under their belt, they have plenty of material from which to choose when creating a live set. Rarely do they disappoint while engaging their audiences with energetic and dynamic performances.

The band began touring shortly after releasing their debut album in 2012, rarely stopping since. They’ve played more than 200 shows a year at festivals like Electric Forest, Rocky Mountain Folk Fest, Summerfest, and SXSW, as well as smaller venues like the Baker Street Centre in Fort Wayne, where you can see them play on Aug. 21. 

The Accidentals are active in promoting music education for kids, having film credits for scoring the 2014 indie documentary One Simple Question and writing the song “Marrow” for the award-winning movie Almost Home, released in 2016. 

Now getting back on the road, the band is supporting their second live album, simply titled Live. When they stop in Fort Wayne, there’s no doubt they will show us why NPR once claimed that The Accidentals “are some of the most compelling songwriters of our time.”


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