The Accidentals (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) kicked off the year as major label artists, having released their debut album, Odyssey, with Sony Masterworks. The band, which followed the release with a 200-day national tour, creates a setlist specifically for its audience.
Ian Ridenhour writes smart, piano-driven alternative rock music with pop sensibilities and a dark streak. As well as playing festivals across the southeast and headlining listening rooms in western North Carolina, Ridenhour has shared the stage with BJ Leiderman, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and Third Eye Blind, among others. Ribcage, his latest EP, was released in January 2018.