The Accidentals are introverts and not ashamed to say so.
Maybe it goes back to their beginnings in Traverse City, Michigan, where Katie Larson played cello and Savannah Buist played violin in their high school orchestra.
Or maybe it’s related to how they find the creative energy to write their material privately, though they derive an unmistakable sense of satisfaction when they take that work public and connect with live audiences.
The trio, completed by drummer Michael Dause, tours frequently, which has given the musicians a chance to hone their live shows.
For their Music on Main show tonight, The Accidentals will play a lot of material from the self-titled live album they released in April. It’s a mixture of original songs and covers from bands like the Pixies and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
At smaller listening rooms the group cultivates a more intimate environment by leaning in to the storytelling. At larger festivals and rock clubs the The Accidentals create a more danceable energy by playing more electric guitar-based songs.
This show will be a hybrid of the two.
“We’ll be doing a little bit of storytelling, catching people up on our road stories, but also bringing a lot of energy,” Larson said.
And the Accidentals’ tour stories abound.
Read more about them in this week's Scene section.