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Lansdowne Folk Club presents an evening with Uncle Bonsai, a folk-pop trio from Seattle on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Held at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA, doors open at 7:00 PM and show begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $17 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $20 without an advance reservation. Unhappily, no dinner or dessert will be available for this concert.

Uncle Bonsai – Photo by Maria Camillo

Imagine what might happen if Tim Burton hijacked the Andrews Sisters en route to a Stephen Sondheim festival with The Beatles and Tom Lehrer in the sidecar; you’d get Seattle super-harmonizers Uncle Bonsai. With just three voices and an acoustic guitar, Uncle Bonsai presents an often dizzying vocal array of intricate harmony. Their songs, dark and hilarious at times, just as often delight with moments of great insight and beauty. The trio aligns itself with the underachiever, the dejected, the outsider, the black sheep. Densely-packed lyrics fly by in a whirr at times, and take a skewed stance on topics such as first-world problems, the creation of the universe, the afterlife, and, of course, holidays with the family.

Uncle Bonsai’s acoustic folk-pop songs are almost one-act plays or short stories, resisting strict pop, folk, or singer-songwriter categories. Their songs 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. Now in its 36th year, Uncle Bonsai continues to perform and record new material. Check them out at www.unclebonsai.com

The upcoming 2018 spring schedule also includes David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach on May 10 and Mike Agranoff and The Lords of Liechtenstein on June 7.

*There is one ADA designated parking spot in the area behind the building, but we can set aside additional handicapped parking if you notify us in advance by email. Also, there is a wheelchair lift available near that parking area; please let us know in the email if you require the lift as well. Lfolkclub@gmail.com

Founded in 1993, the Lansdowne Folk Club is a 501(c) (3) all volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting folk, acoustic and blues music. Friend the club on Facebook Lansdowne Folk Club.