Young Boston Bluegrass Band Mile Twelve Plays Oberlin’s Riverdog Barn

Thu 9/19 @ 7:30PM

Bluegrass quintet Mile Twelve doesn’t have a lot of Appalachian roots. It was formed in Boston in 2014, with members from Massachusetts, New York City and New Zealand, though fiddler Bronwyn Keith-Hynes is from Charlottesville, Virginia (she now lives in Nashville). Its name refers to a location south of Boston. And the members met at jam sessions and house parties around Boston and Cambridge.

The young band cites influences such as the Del McCoury, Alison Krauss & Union Station, and the Punch Brothers, a mix of traditional bluegrass, country/bluegrass and progressive blues. That’s sort of where Mile Twelve is situated too, with a sound firmly grounded in bluegrass traditions but brings in contemporary sounds and lyrical themes including a veteran with PTSD and the injustice of the justice system.

Mile Twelve will bring the new songs to Oberlin’s Riverdog Barn on their record release tour.

Tickets are $17; $5 for students and children. Lorenzo’s pizza will again be onsite, but concertgoers are welcome to bring their own food and drink.

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