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The Accidentals Sign to Sony - New Album Hits This Spring

Sony Music Masterworks has proudly announced the signing of alternative folk-rock band and Takamine artists, The Accidentals. Named one of Yahoo Music's Top 10 Bands to watch in 2017, the genre-melding indie group will release their major label debut this spring and tour in support. The multi-instrumental duo led by Sav Buist and Katie Larson, with touring and studio drummer Michael Dause, have generated significant media and fan buzz with their kaleidoscopic, high-energy blend of top-notch song-craft and dazzling performance style. Since 2012, The Accidentals have toured ceaselessly from coast to coast, sharing stages with Martin Sexton, Brandi Carlile, Andrew Bird, Rusted Root, The Wailers, Carbon Leaf, Keller Williams, Joan Baez, and others.

While a typical Accidentals set may feature Sav on bass, ukulele, electric guitar or violin – the next song may well employ Katie on bass, uke, electric guitar or viola. Still, the instrument that most often serves as primary ingredient is a Takamine acoustic-electric guitar, in their case, either Sav's P5DC-WB or Katie's P6NC. Said Savannah, a lifelong Tak player about her relatively new whiskey-brown dreadnaught cutaway; "This guitar hardly ever leaves my hands. It just makes me FEEL fuller. I've already written a ton of songs on it"

The forthcoming album was recorded with engineer and co-producer Jason Lehning (Mat Kearney, Guster, George Jones, Alison Krauss, Aubrie Sellers) with guest appearances by The Decemberists’ Jenny Conlee; Jack White's bassist Dominic John Davis; singer-songwriter Keller Williams; and percussive guitar virtuoso Kaki King. Check out the calmer side of The Accidentals with their video for Michigan and Again.