26 April 2016

Mile Twelve in full voice

Mile Twelve with the Mayor of Cork and John (extreme right)

Thanks again to John Nyhan for this update on the tour by the fine young bluegrass band Mile Twelve from Boston:

Mile Twelve are going extremely well. The audiences are loving them. If anyone out there thinks all bluegrass sounds the same, they should go hear Mile Twelve, if at all possible.

And if anyone has a chance to go to the Mountain Roots Weekend in Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, this coming weekend, not alone will they hear the wonderful Mile Twelve but also some other great bands.

Last night in the Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, Mile Twelve gave a super show. Great vocals, great picking with amazing arrangements. Playing some real classics, but what was great was their own songs were wonderful. I can say, not one thing they played I didn't like. Their stage presence, song introductions, showed how really committed they are to putting on a top-class all-around show.

Once again I can say that the future of bluegrass is safe if Mile Twelve are anything to go by.

Update: The second instalment of the band's own account of the tour, with photos and their own tribute to John, can be read on Bluegrass Today. The photo above comes from Mile Twelve's Facebook.

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