2023 Festival Performer

The Onlies

The Onlies are a young group of old friends who perform together in a stringband. They grew up playing fiddles, guitars, and banjos in their hometowns of Seattle, WA and Lexington, VA. The Onlies is Sami Braman (fiddle, vocals), Riley Calcagno (banjo, vocals), Vivian Leva (guitar, vocals), and Leo Shannon (fiddle, vocals). The band won first place at the Clifftop Appalachian Stringband Festival in 2017, and has toured the US extensively. With all the members in their 20s, these wickedly proficient players bring a power, potency, and a cool factor to the oldest incarnation of country music. Old-time music is interwoven in the very fiber of these players, music that moves you on a very elemental level in a way the modern music of today just can’t accomplish.

• FRI - 8:20-9:10 - Main Stage
• SAT - 12:00-12:50 - Main Stage
• SAT - 6:30-8:00 - Marty Wernette Dance Stage
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