The Onlies at Riverdog

Riverdog Retreat, Gore Orphanage Road, Wakeman, OH

Sami Braman, Riley Calcagno, and Leo Shannon started as a trio at age 7 in Seattle and it eventually morphed into The Onlies. Vivian Leva joined the group four years ago and the richness of their sound became even more polished. Now, just barely past twenty-one The Onlies are a seasoned and tight band focusing upon old-time string music and absorbing influences from The Carter Family to Townes Van Zandt to Bob Dylan. (Riverdog regulars will recognize Riley and Vivian from their previous appearances here. They have received critical acclaim recently as a duo and will return in September to perform new original music.) Riley has long wanted to bring the band he co-founded fifteen years ago to Riverdog and now it is going to happen.