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  • About Uncle Bonsai

    “Uncle Bonsai, a folk-pop trio from Seattle, performs funny original songs whose exquisite musical detail and subtle needling wit attain a level of craft not often seen in pop.” - The New York Times

    The Seattle trio Uncle Bonsai performs original, contemporary folk/pop music. shellsWith their soaring and intricate 3-part vocal harmonies and biting humor, accompanied by only an acoustic guitar, Arni Adler, Patrice O'Neill, and Andrew Ratshin deliver poignantly unflinching portrayals of life, love, and a guy named Doug. The trio's influences range from the Beatles to Stephen Sondheim. Some say Zappa cross-bred with Peter, Paul and Mary. Loudon Image 01Wainwright III, the Roches. Three tightly tiered and adhered voices, acoustic guitar. That's it. Nearly naked folk-pop for everyone.

    Their latest CD, "The Grim Parade," features both live and studio recordings of songs that focus on the passing of time, the passing of genes, and the passing of pets -- the truth of everything seemingly buried somewhere under the family tree.

    Yellow Tail Press is proud to be releasing the group's first bedtime book for grownups:Uncle Bonsai's: The Monster in the Closet/Go To Sleep - Available everywhere May, 2013.

    For information about recordings, books, and upcoming shows, visit Uncle Bonsai.

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