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Uncle Bonsai

Contemporary Folk Pop Trio


Contemporary Folk Pop Trio

Seattle super-harmonizers Uncle Bonsai are the Tim Burtons of folk music - dark and hilarious, but with moments of great insight and beauty. Singers Patrice O'Neill, Arni Adler and Andrew Ratshin (also the trio's guitarist and primary songwriter) present an often dizzying vocal relay of intricate harmony.

UncleBonsai, © 2012 by Mario Camillo


Uncle Bonsai performs funny original songs whose exquisite musical detail and subtle needling wit attain a level of craft not often seen in pop.
– Stephen Holden (The New York Times)

Uncle Bonsai are pitch-perfect in their delivery of often complex harmonic arrangements. These are nicely edgy, sour-sweet songs, written for grown-ups.
– Michael Upchurch (Seattle Times)

The group has achieved an almost cult status…their music ranges from irreverent to ironic, from satirical to sad.
– Carlos Andres Pedraza (Associated Press)



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