The Accidentals and Sawyer Fredericks Kick Off Voices Café’s 11th Season
October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT$25
On Sunday, October 24 at 7:30pm, Voices Café, a renowned live music venue in Fairfield County, will kick off its 11th season with a dynamic double bill of The Accidentals and Sawyer Fredericks. This performance, part of their 25 city tour, will be live and streamed from The Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport CT. Doors open at 7:00.
The Accidentals just released their long awaited “Vessel” album on October 1, and Sawyer Fredericks is touring his 2020 fourth album, “Flowers For You”. The Accidentals joined Sawyer on strings on the “Flowers For You” album. They are thrilled to be together for this powerful night of music at Voices Café.
Tickets are available at: https://voicescafe.org/
The Accidentals are a female-fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio, headlined by Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause. Texas Lifestyle Magazine called them “the band to see”, and “defiant, young, powerful and undaunted.”
NPR calls them “Some of the most compelling writers of our time…”
Their debut album “Odyssey”, was followed by national touring, festivals, sync placement with Turner Classic Movies, FOX sports, and a RAM Trucks BANDvan #tourtough commercial throughout 2018.
In 2020, Sav and Katie started cowriting with some of their songwriting heroes over zoom, (Beth Neilsen Chapman, Dar Williams, Kim Richey, Gretchen Peters, Maia Sharp, Mary Gauthier etc) and recorded the recently released, “Time Out EP” in their makeshift attic studio. The Accidentals also cover female artists who inspire them with their podcast, “Bucket Seat Chronicles” and a weekly YouTube series, “#playyourparagon”.
“The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops” says Billboard.
Americana singer-songwriter, Sawyer Fredericks, hails from his family farm in central New York State. By age 13 Sawyer was playing at local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End. Sawyer won over reality TV audiences on NBC’s The Voice, taking top honors in winning season 8 with deep, soulful vocals, original lyrics and melodies, and unique arrangements of classic songs.
Following that whirlwind, Sawyer released his major label debut, “A Good Storm”, an impressive blend of soulful folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or co-written by Sawyer.
His “Hide Your Ghost” album, a 2018 independent release, brought more creative freedom, and was fully written and produced by Sawyer. This album stays true to his honest, elegantly stripped-down style of free-range folk, incorporating elements of blues, roots rock, and jazz with live instrumental arrangements throughout.
Sawyer’s 4th album, “Flowers For You”, released in 2020, includes two songs winning top awards from the 18th annual Independent Music Awards, “Born” won the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category and “Amen” won the Vox Pop award in the Social Action Song category.
David Vita, Director of Social Justice at the Unitarian Church said, “We at Voices Café couldn’t imagine a better way to kick off our 11th season than bringing these two bands to Westport in one dynamite show”.
Voices Café is committed to social justice and contributes a portion of its proceeds to a variety of community organizations.
The October 24th’s performance proceeds will benefit KEYS Music, whose mission is dedicated to providing free music lessons and performance opportunities to under-resourced students in the Bridgeport area. Started in 2004 in one Bridgeport school KEYS Music is now in 25 schools serving 600 students.
Advance ticket purchase is only through Voices Café’s website: https://voicescafe.org/
VIP tickets are available, with VIP privileges of early entry, pre-show, preferred seating and special merchandise for $100 per person. General admission is $25 per person, and Livestream tickets are also available. General admission doors open at 7:00pm, show time is at 7:30pm.
NOTE: Voices Café requires that all participants, including patrons, performers and volunteers, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for our October 24th show. Patrons will be asked to show proof of vaccination and masks will be required at all times while in the building. This show will be auditorium seating (no tables) and there will be no food or drinks permitted.
Voices Café’s 2021 upcoming performances include Alisa Amador on the evening of December 4th. Stay tuned for a strong 2022 line-up of live and streamed performances!