Music: GuitarTownCT presents Mile Twelve Thurs., Feb. 6, at 7:30 PM

GuitarTownCT Concerts present the Boston-based bluegrass group Mile Twelve at Best Video Performance Space on Thursday, Feb. 6. The show starts at 7:30. Advance tickets are $30 and are still available at TicketLeap. (Their two previous shows at Best Video sold out.)

This young Boston bluegrass band has been rising fast in the acoustic music world. Winners of multiple IBMA bluegrass awards, their sound is rooted in traditional bluegrass. Their new album, City on a Hill, was produced by Nashville guitar whiz and noted producer Bryan Sutton. It was written and arranged by the all the band members, resulting in a project that feels contemporary, thoughtfully crafted, and relevant.

Tim O’Brien said, “Serious players who have serious fun, Mile Twelve is a group to watch in the coming decade.” Banjo legend Tony Trischka noted, “Mile Twelve’s instrumental skills reflect natural abilities enhanced by serious study of bluegrass tradition and a fearless desire to create fresh pathways.”

They beautifully walk the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, Evan Murphy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, BB Bowness and David Benedict write captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces from diverse influences.

The quintet is comprised of Evan Murphy (guitar), David Benedict (mandolin), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Nate Sabat (bass), and BB Bowness (banjo).

Since their formation in the fall of 2014, Mile Twelve has quickly been on the rise. They released their debut 6-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 North East Folk Alliance. The summer of 2016 held more milestones for this young group: opening for Tim O’Brien at the Station Inn in Nashville, winning the Podunk Bluegrass Festival Band Contest and being nominated for a Momentum Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association and adding a fifth band member: mandolin player David Benedict.

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