Bluegrass quartet Mile Twelve will make their Sundilla debut on Thursday, July 7; showtime at the AUUF is 7:30. Admission will be $15 at the door, and $12 advance tickets are available at Spicer’s Music, Blooming Colors, and online at www.sundillamusic.com.
Sundilla seems to have a knack for finding young people who are taking traditional music and putting their own fresh spin on it to create a sound that is at once new and exciting, yet traditional and respectful. Mile Twelve is the latest of those bands, following the trail blazed by the likes of Act of Congress, Harpeth Rising and Runa.
Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Based in Boston, Massachusetts and fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances throughout bluegrass and folk circles, Evan Murphy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat and BB Bowness create 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 rise. They released their debut EP, performed extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada, including several major festivals, including the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Ossipee Valley Music Festival, Joe Val Bluegrass Festival and Baygrass Bluegrass Festival. A track from their debut EP was featured on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s “Hand Picked with Del McCoury”, another track was featured on Spotify’s “Fresh Bluegrass” 2015 playlist and they were selected as formal showcase artists at the 2015 North East Folk Alliance.
Collectively, the four members of Mile Twelve have amassed an impressive list of credentials. Scholarships, awards both national and international, and a list of performers they have shared the stage with that includes the likes of Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, The Kronos Quarter, the New York Pops, Darol Anger, Peter Rowan, The Milk Carton Kids, and Anais Mitchell, to name a few.
April and May found Mile Twelve on a three-week tour of Ireland; since returning, they have already played in eight different states, with even more to come. It’s not hard to understand why; this is an in-demand band, one that is sure to be high on the “I saw them before they were famous” list before long.
Prepare to be amazed by Mile Twelve, and come see them at Sundilla on Thursday, July 7. Showtime at the AUUF is 7:30. Admission is just $15 at the door, and $12 advance tickets are available at Spicer’s Music, Blooming Colors, and online at www.sundillamusic.com. We’ll have free coffee, tea, water and food available, and as always the audience is invited to bring whatever food or beverage they prefer. For more information, go to www.sundillamusic.com.