Mile Twelve to perform in Hart Nov. 17

November 8, 2023

Mile Twelve to perform in Hart Nov. 17

HART — The Hart Community Performing Arts Series will present Mile Twelve in concert Friday, Nov. 17, in the Hart Public Schools Auditorium.

The auditorium is located in the Hart Middle School at 308 W. Johnson St. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are available at the door or online at hartseries.org.

Mile Twelve is a modern string band based in Boston. You will hear the warmth and innovation that earned the band IBMA’s 2019 Album of the Year nomination and 2020 New Artist of the Year Award, and that’s gained them an international reputation as one of the most dynamic groups in contemporary acoustic music. The group has two new members: fiddler and vocalist Ella Jordan and mandolinist Korey Brodsky. They add a new dimension to the band, and demonstrate their ability to lock in with founding members Evan Murphy, guitar, vocals; Catherine Bowness, banjo; and Nate Sabat, bass, vocals.
 
This is a band looking forward —  simultaneously shoring up its bluegrass foundations in the transfixing acapella opening of “If Only,” for example, while also pushing its musical boundaries and driving into new territory. You will detect flavors of jazz (“Red Grapes on the Vine”), acoustic pop (“Take Me As I Am”) and trance music (“Light of Angels”). Heard as a whole, the recent album, Close Enough to Hear, displays the vast potential of acoustic string band music in the hands of capable players.
 
“I’m more proud of this album than anything else I’ve done to date,” said bassist Nate Sabat. “Listening back, I feel an undeniable urgency in the music. A fresh sound rushing out, wanting to be heard. The songwriting, arrangements, execution and aesthetic are all bullseye, and I couldn’t be more excited to share this music with our fans.”
 
For further information, visit the series website at hartseries.org.

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