Friday & Saturday
“Mile Twelve is carrying the bluegrass tradition
forward with creativity and integrity.”
— Tony Trischka
An exciting new voice in contemporary bluegrass, Mile Twelve consists of graduates from the Berklee College of Music, the New Zealand School of Music and the Theater and Music Department of Boston University. These award-winning musicians have taken their infectious groove and intricate melodies to Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, France, Canada and around the US. Combining their ardent love of traditional bluegrass music with influences from folk, jazz and old-time, the band’s original songs are a timely continuation of the bluegrass string band tradition.
2015 ushered Mile Twelve onto the IBMA Youth Showcase Stage and the Manhattan Theater stage as Formal Showcase Artists at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Convention.
Settle Down Blues:
Lead singer Evan Murphy has developed a distinctive vocal style rooted in bluegrass. He writes original songs for the band and anchors the rhythm section with his deft guitar playing. Evan has studied bluegrass guitar and voice with Michael Daves, of Chris Thile fame.
On fiddle, Virginia-born Bronwyn Keith-Hynes has performed with Tony Trischka, Peter Rowan, Michael Daves, Darol Anger, and The Milk Carton Kids. She also won the 2014 Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle Championship in Winfield, KS. BB Bowness, a native New Zealander, won the coveted Uncle Dave Macon banjo contest in Murfreesboro, TN. With tasteful jazz sensibilities, she brings her driving, yet intricate, banjo style into the mix.
Jack o’ Diamonds:
Gifted bassist and vocalist Nate Sabat is one of the ensemble’s primary songwriters. Nate has performed and studied with headliners such as The New York Pops, Kronos Quartet, Eugene Friesen, Bruce Molsky, and at the prestigious Savannah Acoustic Music Seminar. In 2015, he was a featured speaker at the International Society of Bassists Convention.
Mile Twelve has been busy writing a body of original material, which they plan to record this coming fall.