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Vivian Leva and The Onlies
August 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$12 – $15
Doors 7:00 / Show 8:00 PM
Please note: the location of this show has been changed! This will be a Village Concert Series house concert at the home of Polly King and Van Holton in the Village of Palmyra, a 25 minute drive from Pantops. Once you purchase your ticket, we will email you the exact address and driving directions. Optional: please come at 7 with a dish to share, and bring your drink of choice.
Vivian Leva, of Lexington, Virginia grew up playing and performing with her parents, Carol Elizabeth Jones and James Leva, learning traditional songs from their sources and honing her rhythmic guitar style. This past June, Vivian recorded her debut album Time is Everything in close collaboration with Calcagno during an inspired session at Studio 808A in the small town of Floyd, VA. She released this album of original music on March 2nd, 2018 on Free Dirt Records. In May 2018, Rolling Stone Magazine listed Vivian Leva as one of it’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know”.
The Onlies play original and traditional fiddle-driven music, with Celtic, old-time American, and Canadian roots. Members Leo Shannon, Riley Calcagno, and Samantha Braman are Garfield High sophomores who’ve literally played together since they were two years old. Singing and playing fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and piano, they have developed a strong fan base throughout the Pacific Northwest, performing concerts, square and contra dances, and pub gigs from Port Townsend to Palo Alto, CA. Since 2011 they have been thrilled to have Ruth Mabel Boytz, a fantastic string bass player, joining them for dances and other projects.
Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno are tapping into the deepest parts of American music, taking old songs that have seldom been heard and presenting them next to their own timeless and visceral originals. When they are not performing as duo, they’re often found sitting knee to knee, playing under the canopy of trees at fiddle festivals across the country, such as the gathering where they met in June of 2016. Across any campground, or concert venue, the echos of their vibrant and magnetic harmonies ring out.