Mile Twelve brings edgy bluegrass to Brandon
Mile Twelve, a fresh, hard-driving young bluegrass band, will perform at Brandon Music this Saturday night. This emerging quintet beautifully walks the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, Evan Murphy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, B.B. Bowness and David Benedict 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.”
The band was awarded the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Award for newcomer band for their significant contribution to bluegrass music. They are not just accomplished musicians (they have all had impressive educations and careers already). Mile Twelve formed in 2014, released their debut 6-track self titled EP, and since then has performed extensively throughout the U.S., Ireland and Canada. Tracks from the EP were featured on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s “Hand Picked with Del McCoury” and Spotify’s “Fresh Bluegrass” playlist.
The group was also selected as formal showcase artists at the North East Folk Alliance, have opened for Tim O’Brien in Nashville, and won the Podunk Bluegrass Festival Band Contest. Their debut full-length album, recorded in Nashville with producer Stephen Mougin at the helm, was just released last fall.
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance in Brandon are $20 with a pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us for reservations or more information.
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