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Mile Twelve (Bluegrass, USA) at the Whanganui Musicians Club
Sat Oct 14th 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
On Saturday Oct 14th, come and hear Bluegrass Band, Mile Twelve from Boston, USA at The Whanganui Musicians Club during their first tour of New Zealand. Mile Twelve has performed throughout Ireland, Canada and the United States wowing audiences with their super hot picking and tight trio harmonies. Nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s momentum award, Banjo luminary Tony Trischka says, “Mile Twelve is carrying the bluegrass tradition forward with creativity and integrity.” The show is somewhat of a homecoming for banjo player Catherine “BB” Bowness, who is originally from Turakina Beach.
WHERE: The Whanganui Musicians Club, 65 Drews Ave, Whanganui
WHEN: Saturday October 14th, 2017
DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pm
GENRE: bluegrass / acoustic
AGES: all ages
TICKETS: $20 door
“In recent years, Boston’s Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory have added extra fire to that city’s already churning cauldron of traditional string players. Out of this spicy soup jumps Mile Twelve, a group of five accomplished bluegrass musicians who write, sing, and play like the wind. Serious players who have serious fun, Mile Twelve is a group to watch in the coming decade.”
– Tim O’Brien
“Mile Twelve’s instrumental skills reflect natural abilities enhanced by serious study of bluegrass tradition and a fearless desire to create fresh pathways. 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.”
– Tony Trischka