August 31st is the date of the final Sonic Lunch concert of 2023, and we are delighted to have The Accidentals return as our headlining artist that afternoon!
I still vividly remember the trio’s first Sonic Lunch performance back in 2016, when they delivered a mind-bendingly diverse, ultra-high energy set, incorporating elements of rock, folk, hip-hop, classical, pop, bluegrass and more. An instant hit in Ann Arbor, they’ve returned to Sonic Lunch several times since then, and always put on an engaging show each and every time.
Multi-instrumentalists Sav Buist and Katie Larson formed The Accidentals eleven years ago when they were attending the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts, with drummer Michael Dause joining up a couple years later. Recording and touring at a rapid pace, the Traverse City trio’s most recent releases (Vessel, Reimagined and Time Out 1 & 2) came out within a period of just twelve months.
Earning raves from the likes of Rolling Stone, NPR, and Billboard, the Traverse City Trio has shared stages with everyone from Brandi Carlile to Joan Baez to Rusted Root to The Decemberists.
Yes, I know we’ll be heading into the busy Labor Day weekend right after the final Sonic Lunch of this year, but please do yourself a favor and make time for the Accidentals --- they truly are one of the most thrilling live bands in the known universe!
Opening the show at 11:30 a.m. will be Patty PerShayla & The Mayhaps, the hard-rocking power trio featuring Patty on bass and vocals, Lucas Powell on guitar and Chris Thomas on drums.
Based these days in Nashville, PerShayla hails from West Michigan, where music has been an essential part of her life from an early age. Her trio’s new EP is entitled Perpetual Motion Machine, which aptly sums up the driving, kinetic brand of rock and roll she specializes in these days. Her extensive musical resume includes time spent as a touring member of The Accidentals in 2021, playing bass, guitar, ukulele, and mandolin.
John Sinkevics of Local Spins calls Patty PerShayla “a force of nature, like a hurricane that sweeps through & leaves all the dishes standing.” She may be diminutive in size (five-foot-two), but she has a towering stage presence and delivers the high-decibel goods with a smile. --- Martin Bandyke, host of Fine Tuning on ann arbor’s 107one.
--- Martin Bandyke, host of Fine Tuning on ann arbor’s 107one.