Date(s) - 03/04/2018
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“Fresh, hard-driving bluegrass”
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Tickets: Pricing to come
at C’ville Coffee, 1301 Harris Street Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, Evan Murphy, Nate Sabat, BB Bowness, David Benedict, and Charlottesville native Bronwyn Keith-Hynes write captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces from diverse influences. Banjo luminary Tony Trischka says, “Mile Twelve is carrying the bluegrass tradition forward with creativity and integrity.”
Since their formation in the fall of 2014, Mile Twelve has quickly been on the rise. They’ve performed extensively throughout the U.S., Ireland and Canada, including sets at major festivals such as Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, FreshGrass Festival, Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival, and Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. Their music is in rotation on the Bluegrass Junction Sirius XM channel, and their rendition of the Stanley Brothers classic “Our Last Goodbye” was featured on a Spotify “Fresh Bluegrass” playlist. The band has opened for Tim O’Brien at The Station Inn, has been nominated for the 2017 Momentum Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association, and will be heading out on a month long tour of New Zealand and Australia in the fall of 2017. The band is set to release their debut full-length record “Onwards”, (Oct. 27, 2017) produced by Stephen Mougin.
“Mile Twelve has Bluegrass’ best interests at heart. Really good songs that mean something, picking that makes you grin and twitch, plenty of scalp-zinging moments… what more could you ask for America’s best drivin’ music? I’d be fine sending this to aliens.” – Darol Anger
“Mile Twelve’s instrumental skills reflect natural abilities enhanced by serious study of bluegrass tradition and a fearless desire to create fresh pathways. From the opening number of their new EP, it’s plain that their vocal skills are equal to their picking prowess. Their trio blend is as tight as it gets. Their duo and solo singing is equally praiseworthy. The arrangements often surprise with subtle twists and turns… delicious false endings, dropped beats, arco bass and fiddle duets, and on and on. Mile Twelve is carrying the tradition forward with creativity and integrity.” –Tony Trischka