The Accidentals, May Erlewine, Sawyer Fredericks, and Joshua Davis
|Mon, March 30, 2020 @ 3:00pm
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3:00: The Accidentals
Texas Lifestyle Magazine chose The Accidentals as the “band to see” at Austin City Limits, SXSW, calling them defiant, young – powerful, and undaunted.” This Female-fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause), kicked off 2018 with the release of their debut album, Odyssey, with Sony Masterworks. Pop Matters says, “you can’t define the Accidentals by comparison to any one band”, comparing them to a mash-up of influences including, “Decemberists, Avett Brothers, Beatles, and Brandi Carlile. NPR calls them “some of the most compelling songwriters of our time”.
3:30: May Erlewine:
One of the Midwest’s most prolific and passionate songwriters, Erlewine has a gift for writing songs of substance that feel both fresh and soulfully familiar. Her ability to emotionally engage with an audience has earned her a dedicated following far beyond her Michigan roots. She shows us her heartbreak, but she also shows us her empowered and emboldened spirit. In her quest to find her most authentic self, Erlewine gifts each listener with a powerful, emotional experience that immediately connects us. She is a true artist, an anthem, and another example of why we need to listen to women. We need to hear these stories. When she starts to sing, there’s no way around it: The time is now.
4:00: Sawyer Fredericks
With his deep, beyond-his-years original lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances, Sawyer seemed an unlikely match for reality tv, but having been scouted by casting directors at 15, he quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC's The Voice.a self-described “free-range folk”, incorporating elements of blues, roots rock, and jazz with live instrumental arrangements throughout. In writing about his top ten Americana albums of 2018 in No Depression and AXS Magazine, Chris Griffy recommends Hide Your Ghost as “a
bluesy folk-rocker with a no-frills production that relies on Fredericks' raw voice to carry the emotional weight.”
4:30: Joshua Davis
Speaking or singing, the voice of Joshua Davis is a disarming instrument: weathered and warm, as capable of conjuring confessional intimacy on a global stage as it is of making a small room, well off the beaten path, resonate with startling urgency and power. Couple it with an earnest poetic sensibility, a boundless work ethic, and an uncanny gift for connecting with audiences spanning generations, and it’s no wonder that Davis is now poised at the brink of the sort of widespread recognition that typically passes right over such a humble troubadour.