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Two Tiny Buskers At Northwest Folklife Festival

Eli and Oliver Abrahamson at home in 2012.
KUOW Photo/Marcie Sillman
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Eli and Oliver Abrahamson at home in 2012. The Abrahamson boys and their family got their start busking at the Northwest Folklife Festival as the Smalltime String Band.

Memorial Day weekend in the Seattle area means barbecues, camping trips and the annual Northwest Folklife Festival.

This four-day festival of folk traditions convenes again Friday, May 22, at the Seattle Center. Attendees can experience everything from do-it-yourself drum circles to square dancing to a bevy of string bands.

Three years ago, we introduced audiences to the Oliver and Eli Abrahamson, two boys who got their musical start busking at Folklife. At the time, they and their parents performed together as the Smalltime String Band.

To usher in this year's Folklife Festival, KUOW's Marcie Sillman revisited that 2012 feature story.