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Fogartyville in Sarasota, Florida presents Mile Twelve, An Innovative Voice in Contemporary Bluegrass

Fogartyville in Sarasota, Florida presents Mile Twelve, An Innovative Voice in Contemporary Bluegrass

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, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, BB 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.”

Mile Twelve will perform at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Sunday, January 27, 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of show. Advance tickets are available online at www.wslr.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

It is a commitment to avoid what is easy and predictable that fuels Mile Twelve’s continued march forward. The winners of IBMA’s 2017 Momentum award are now nominated for 2018 Emerging Artist of the year, and they show no signs of slowing. Their debut full-length album Onwards, produced by Stephen Mougin, was met with critical acclaim and earned the band time at the top of the bluegrass charts as well as an IBMA nomination for 2018 Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year. John Lawless of Bluegrass Today says,

 

 

“The Boston-based group has been making noise in bluegrass with their virtuosic approach to the music, clever songwriting and arrangements, a nose-to-the-grindstone attitude, and a youthful energy that appeals to all age groups. All of that shows on their new release, Onwards.”

They headed into the studio at the end of 2018 to record their sophomore project with Nashville-based Ben Surratt at the board and guitar virtuoso Bryan Sutton producing. Paul Schiminger, President of The IBMA says, “What I and so many others love about Mile Twelve is their musicianship, material, and energy. Their sound is fresh and innovative, yet rooted in a solid foundation of bluegrass. They move easily among traditional bluegrass classics, terrific original material, and interpretations of pop music classics, while knocking you over with their strong instrumentals and harmonies.” Tim O’Brien calls them “a group to watch in the coming decade.”

WSLR/Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 894-6469
www.wslr.org

Photo from Mike Drudge 

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