About Sav Buist

I play the violin, viola, bass, upright bass, guitar, mandolin and sing with a band called The Accidentals. We are signed to Sony Masterworks and have toured extensively for the last seven years.

My bandmate Katie plays the cello and together we write and arrange for orchestras and symphonies, commercial sync, and movie scores. We have written songs for three indie films, scored two documentaries and written instrumentals for several podcasts.

We often record strings for other artists and back up solo artists on tour. Recently we partnered up with Keller Williams to become the KW Accident. We have recorded strings dozens of artists including BTS and Keller.

We love to write collaboratively and tour a singer/songwriter show called TIME OUT. The last TIME OUT run was with Beth Nielsen Chapman and May Erlewine and we are currently on a TIME OUT tour with Megan Slankard and Stephie James.

We teach songwriting, alternative strings, and improv masterclasses and workshops. We have worked students at Moab Folk Fest, Sisters Folk Fest, Arizona State University, Michigan State University, Ferris State University, etc.

We have recently moved to Nashville to spend more time writing and doing session work.

Sav's Skills

  • Co-Writer
  • Producer
  • Studio Musician
  • Touring Musician

Sav's Genres

  • Alternative Rock
  • Blues
  • Classical
  • Country
  • Electronic
  • Experimental
  • Folk
  • Funk
  • Indie Rock
  • Pop
  • Standards
  • World