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The Accidentals sign with Sony Masterworks / Traverse City Record Eagle

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As popular as Michigan's The Accidentals have become over the past two years - selling out venues across the region - their stardom potential is about to ramp up considerably on a national and international scale. The young, much-buzzed-about Traverse City band has signed a contract with New York's Sony Music Masterworks, a highly regarded label that features renowned and eclectic artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Sonny Rollins, Tall Heights, Bill Frisell, Branford Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, The Bad Plus, Yanni, Jackie Evancho, Robert Randolph and Joshua Bell.

Earning widespread national media praise as a breakout "act to watch," the multi-instrumental duo of Savannah Buist and Katie Larson, with touring and studio drummer Michael Dause, will release its Sony Music Masterworks debut album this spring. The indie-folk band recorded the full-length album with engineer and co-producer Jason Lehning (Mat Kearney, Guster, George Jones, Alison Krauss) at North Carolina's Echo Mountain Recording, with additional tracking at Nashville's House of Blues Studios and Addiction Sound Studios. The album boasts guest appearances by The Decemberists' Jenny Conlee, Jack White bassist Dominic John Davis, "one-man jam-band" guitarist Keller Williams and percussive guitar virtuoso Kaki King. Buist described label representatives and Sony Masterworks senior vice president Chuck Mitchell as "a family that gets us and our music, and wants to support that authentically."

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