CONCERT OVERLOAD: Live performance #860 – The Accidentals at McCabe’s Guitar Store (February 1, 2019)


This was my first time to see the Accidentals in live performance and one factor is for certain: it will not be my final.

Friday night time at McCabe’s, Savannah Buist, Katie Larson and Michael Dause, collectively often called The Accidentals, placed on a present that, in most respects, far exceeded my most optimistic expectations. These guys know find out how to put their musical abilities to good use, as they mix disparate genres, like rock, people, jazz, pop and classical, into an infectious combine that sounded profoundly fashionable to those ears. I used to be additionally very impressed with the pace with which Savannah and Katie switched from one stringed instrument to a different. Their use of the electrical cello and electrical violin, every sporting slimmed-down our bodies, was notably charming. 

The Accidentals at McCabe’s

A number of the youthful acts I’ve seen in recent times placed on performances that I discovered to be excessively torpid, however that was undoubtedly not the case Friday night time. The trio’s present was exceptionally well-paced, with simply the correct quantity of spoken phrase and loads of dynamic moments – one might simply really feel the power increase towards the wonderful crescendo that ended their set. Sometimes hanging rock & roll stances, Sav and Katie had been exceptionally good and so was Michael, whose highly effective drumming was an equal contributor to the success of the night. 

Savannah Buist enjoying her electrical violin at McCabe’s
The Accidentals at McCabe’s
The Accidentals having some enjoyable at McCabe’s

I suppose that a lot of the songs performed by the Accidentals had been self-penned and there wasn’t a single dud amongst them. I acknowledged just one cowl, Dave Brubeck’s “Take 5”, then – for the night’s encore – the trio lined-up on the fringe of the stage to ship what I believe was their solely different cowl track, “Shining In The Distance”, from the repertoire of Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys.

The night’s encore

So, do I’ve something damaging to say in regards to the live performance? Sure, I do. The present simply wasn’t lengthy sufficient. Certainly, clocking in at solely
seventy-five minutes, theirs was one of many shortest headlining
units I’ve ever caught at McCabe’s. Nonetheless, no complaints, because the trio held nothing again. Little question, if the band ever comes again to McCabe’s, I shall be there.

Katie Larson enjoying her electrical cello at McCabe’s
Savannah Buist at McCabe’s
Michael Dause at McCabe’s

The set listing

The stage
Katie & Savannah on the merch desk, after the live performance



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