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Summer Concerts at Cowee School – Mile Twelve

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$7.50 – $15.00

Although their sound is rooted in traditional bluegrass, Mile Twelve surveys a broader landscape on their newest album, City on a Hill. All five band members bring their own influences and observations into the music, resulting in a project that feels contemporary, thoughtfully crafted, and relevant.

“Original bluegrass music, written and played by young people, is very much alive,” says band member Evan Murphy. “I hope people take away that songwriting and arranging really matter. It’s about the material and playing it in a way that feels honest. This album isn’t political in the sense that we’re beating people over the head with anything, we just tried to tell stories that feel authentic.”

The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals). All are credited as songwriters because everyone in the band helped shape the material throughout the writing and arranging process. Murphy and Sabat initiated most of the lyrical ideas for City on a Hill while Benedict wrote the instrumental track, “Rialto.”

The band takes their name from the mile marker that sits at Boston’s southern border on route 93, the city’s main artery. It’s a road sign they’ve passed countless times while heading out on tour. Through an active social media audience and radio support from terrestrial stations and Sirius XM, the band has found receptive audiences across the globe, touring all over North America as well as Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

 

 

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Date:
September 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$7.50 – $15.00
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Website:
https://www.coweeschool.org/miletwelve

Organizer

Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center
Phone:
828-369-4080
Email:
info@coweeschool.org
Website:
https://www.coweeschool.org

Venue

Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center
51 Cowee School Drive
Franklin, NC 28734 United States
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Website:
http://www.coweeschool.org/

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