The Onlies – NOTE Music Camp students!

Feb 17, 2022 | Announcements, FDF bands

Every few days we will feature a different band that will be playing on the Main Stage or in the California Showcase this year.  We have a great lineup in 2022, so keep checking in.

NOTE Music Camp students: We are blessed to be hosting the powerhouse Old-time band the Onlies as our Old-time instructors this year at the CBA’s Summer Music Camp. Having grown up together as a working band, recorded 4 albums, toured and taught internationally, their music is pure excitement. If you are thinking of coming to Camp, your time would be well spent attending a morning intensive class taught by one of the Onlies. Sami Braman teaches fiddle, Riley Calcagno teaches Old-time band, Vivian Leva teaches Old-time guitar, and Leo Shannon teaches Old-time banjo. If you are a Bluegrass or other genre of player, and have been tempted by the sounds of Old-time, this might just be the year to see what it’s all about!

The Onlies is Sami Braman, Riley Calcagno, Vivian Leva, and Leo Shannon. Their new release (THE ONLIES) is their fourth full-length record, though it will be their first one as a quartet since joining with Leva in 2017. The band, all still in their early twenties, won first place at the Clifftop Appalachian Stringband Festival in 2017, has toured the US extensively, and has performed and collaborated with Bruce Molsky, Elvis Costello, Tatiana Hargreaves, Foghorn Stringband, The Bee Eaters, John Herrmann & Meredith McIntosh, and Darol Anger, among others. The record is produced by Caleb Klauder (Foghorn Stringband, Caleb Klauder Country Band), and features Nokosee Fields (Western Centuries, Steam Machine) on bass. It is a committed engagement with the histories and futures of old time fiddle music.

The Onlies will be playing on the Main Stage.