Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Banjo luminary Tony Trischka says, “Mile Twelve is carrying the bluegrass tradition forward with creativity and integrity.” Since its formation in the fall of 2014, Mile Twelve has quickly been on the rise. They released their debut six-track self-titled EP, and performed extensively throughout the U.S., Ireland and Canada, including several major festivals: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, FreshGrass Festival, Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival and Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. A track from their debut EP was featured on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s “Hand Picked with Del McCoury,” while another track was featured on Spotify’s “Fresh Bluegrass” 2015 playlist. That same year, they were selected as formal showcase artists at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance.
Band members include Evan Murphy on guitar, David Benedict on mandolin, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes on fiddle, Nate Sabat on bass and BB Bowness on banjo. Their energy and youthful flair is sure to make for a great night in music on the Rialto stage.
Tickets ($15) area available at gnwca.org (click on “upcoming events”), at the Rialto Theater, or at Fiddleheads on 110 Main St., in Colebrook. For more information on this and other upcoming GNWCA concerts, visit www.gnwca.org or call (603) 237-9302 or (603) 246-8998.
Ethan Setiawan is a Boston-based mandolin player who’s won such accolades as the National Mandolin Championship, the RockyGrass Mandolin Championship, and a full-ride scholarship to Berklee College of Music. His path has wended its way through traditional bluegrass to Bach partitas to free jazz, and his debut full-length album is made up of original tunes drawing from all these wells.
Along with Ethan Setiawan, band members include Noah Harrington, Sam Leslie, and Julian Pinelli. United by their roots in bluegrass, they draw on myriad influences to produce Appalachian melodies tempered with chromaticism and groove. The quartet combines the sweeping lines of Julian Pinelli’s violin with the snap and groove of mandolinist Ethan Setiawan. Sam Leslie adds imitable guitar, all supported by Noah Harrington on bass. These four talented musicians met in Boston’s thriving roots music scene. The quartet’s hope is to create music with an electric edge to its acousticality.
Sparrow Blue are Katy Boc and Todd Nickerson. They met in 2014 and began writing songs together after discovering a mutual love for American roots music. At the time they were each playing in different bands, but it wasn’t long until they began performing together as a duo.
Crowes Pasture is the Boston-based acoustic duo of Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin. They draw from old-time, folk and bluegrass traditions, including such artists as Gillian Welch/David Rawlings and Ian & Sylvia.
Admission: $10; Students $5
Enjoy live music by local artists during our outdoor concert series, bound to keep you singing all summer long. Shows are 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the Club House Lawn.
The members of the Barnyard Incident have been playing since they were children. Collectively they’ve been in bands from folk to Irish to Rock n’ Roll. Get ready for some Bluegrass, some Country, some Alternative Country, some Long Tall Tales, but all good to listen to.
More info: www.thebarnyardincident.com
The Rockin’ the Park concert series creates a fun, festival-like event to bring people of all ages together in Centennial Park in Lancaster as a celebration of local music, local food and community. Food is available for purchase; rain location will be the Lancaster Town Hall.
The schedule includes:
July 13 – The Barnyard Incident, with food by Bruno’s Amazing Wood-Fired Pizza
July 20 – Woody Pines, with food by Caja Madera
July 27 – The Trichomes, with food by Farm to Fire
August 3 – Pam McCann, with food by Alburrito’s Mexican Restaurant
The Barnyard Incident
Featuring the versatile vocal range of Deb Sullivan as well as solid rhythm and polished harmonies, the Bethlehem-based 4-piece acoustic band which arose from the ashes of the original “Incident,” wraps its eclectic selection of tunes around the talents of seasoned musical veterans of a wide variety of styles.
Deb on lead vocals and percussion, Perry Williams thumping the upright bass, Barry Moore picking his array of dobro, mandolin, and guitar as well as blowing some harp, James Sullivan playing fiddle and guitar, and everyone singing. Expect music from alt country to Bluegrass to Celtic to blues, covering the likes of the Be Good Tanyas, the Steel Drivers, Bonnie Raitt, and Doc Watson, along with band originals.
Come and join the Poore Family Foundation Historic Farm Museum in an Outdoor Concert on Saturday, August 12. Poore Farm Music Festival 2017 is a day long musical event: Traditional Folk, Bluegrass to Progressive Rock & More. Fire Dancers too!
Held at The Poore Family Homestead Amphitheater – Watch for signs on Route 145. Admission is by donation (suggested $10 per adult), accompanied children under 12 are FREE.
Regular Museum Hours: June to September. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or as posted). Please watch for signs. Directions: 7 miles north of Colebrook, NH on Route 145 in Stewartstown.
Sponsored by The Poore Family Foundation for North Country Conservancy. Funding is provided in part by The Tillotson North Country Foundation, The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and the New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation.
The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts presents Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing at the Monadnock Congregational Church in Colebrook.
Enjoy a night of top-flight bluegrass by one of the region’s favorites. Bob Amos and his crew roll over from Vermont to show why they have become one of the biggest draws every year during St. Johnsbury’s First Night.
Bob Amos first became an internationally recognized and acclaimed bluegrass musician and songwriter as the leade of the popular award-winning band Front Range. From 1990-2003, Front Range recorded seven CDs, and received top reviews and heavy airplay on bluegrass radio programs throughout the world. Over many years Amos has been universally praised for his musical arrangements and origina bluegrass material.
The group features Bob on banjo, guitar and vocals, his daughter Sarah Amos on vocals, Freeman Corey on fiddle, Gary Darling on mandolin and vocals, Steve Wright on guitar and vocals, and bassist Chris Cruger.
The band puts on an entertaining high-energy show, with stellar harmonies, rock solid instrumentation, top-shelf original material, plus great new interpretations of some bluegrass classics.