Here are 6 reasons you should consider checking out the Boston-based bluegrass band Mile Twelve on Thursday, April 27th at The Roasting Room in Bluffton:
1. Well, just give Mile Twelve a listen:
2. Darol Anger likes the band: “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.”
3. The Roasting Room Lounge & Listening Room has established a reputation as one of the best sounding venues in the Savannah area.
4. Tony Trischka likes them too: “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.”
5. The kids can do justice to Bill Monroe:
6. Four of the five members are alumni of the Savannah Music Festival’s Acoustic Music Seminar. The AMS finale “Striingband Spectacular” is consistently one of the most entertaining shows of the 17-day event — I raved about the annual showcase in my recent SMF wrap-up post.