The Accidentals brings its unique blend of folk, jazz, bluegrass, classical and alternative music to the the Kentwood Summer Entertainment series, wrapping up the summer program Thursday, Aug. 11. The West Michigan group performs at 7 p.m. in the lawn area behind Kentwood City Hall, 4900 Breton SE. The concert is free.
The Kentwood Summer Entertainment Series is re-broadcasted on WKTV’s Channel 25 at 12:30 and 7 p.m. Saturdays.
Billboard’s Breakout Band at SXSW 2015; Winner of the Emerging Artist Series, US Cellular Stage at Summerfest WI, 2015; Winner of WYCE’s Album of the Year 2015; Best New Artist 2015; Art Prize, St. Cecilia Listeners Choice winner for the song The Silence 2015, Red Hot Best Band MyNorth Magazine three years in a row, you can understand why Jonathan Frahm at Yahoo Voices described the group as, “one of the most ground-breaking musical experiences one might just have in a lifetime.”
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 more than seven hundred live shows.
The Accidentals added multi-instrumentalist-singer-songwriter Michael Dause as their touring/studio drummer and opened for musical greats such as; Andrew Bird, Sixto Rodriguez (Sugar Man), Brandi Carlile, Dar Williams, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ben Solee, Rusted Root, The Wailers, Keller Williams, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, and more.
In 2015 they scored original pieces for a 72-piece orchestra, an opera-dance project with Son Lux (Glassnote Records), and a smaller 30-piece string ensemble while touring the US extensively.
The Accidentals have played more than 230 shows at some of the most prestigious venues and largest festivals in the US, including The Fillmore, The Vogue Theater, Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Summerfest, Electric Forest, Summer Camp Festival, and toured the country nonstop with three West Coast tours, two East Coast Tours, and a southern stretch to Headline the BMI showcase at SXSW 2016. Named one of the top 10 bands to see at SXSW by Vinyl Magazine, this band is not slowing down.