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Local band The Folka Dots to perform two shows this weekend

Published February 23, 2012 11:34 am

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Many people who went to see the Coen brothers' 2000 film were charmed by George Clooney's pomade as he played Dapper Dan.But something else enchanted many other people, including Bountiful resident Marie Bradshaw. At the movies, she found her future musical path.The inherent simplicity and authenticity of bluegrass music attracted her, leading her to the spotlight as one of three singers in The Folka Dots, a Utah acoustic band that infuses traditional bluegrass with a fresh, youthful take. It's Americana 2.0."I was never really aware of this genre," Bradshaw said. "I was hungry for something. We live in an era with manufactured ensembles and Auto-Tune."Now, the quintet is introducing audiences to a genre that's about the most alternative an alt-country band can be."I think sometimes it's the first exposure people have to this music," she said. "I think it is refreshing for them."

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The Folka DotsWhen » Friday, Feb. 24, at 9 p.m.Where » Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake CityTickets » $6 at doorWith » The Trappers, The Devil Whale, Spell Talk

Also » Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.Where » First Christian Reformed Church, 900 S. 801 East, Salt Lake CityTickets » $10 suggested donation