The Miners

The Miners

The Miners are an original alt country band based in Philadelphia, PA (yes, there are alt country bands in Philly). Originally formed in 2007 out of the ashes of Keith Marlowe and Andy Shahan’s late 80’s Philly-based band Tornado 5, The Miners are known for their country-infused, guitar and pedal steel guitar laden, alt country originals influenced by the likes of Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, Whiskeytown, the Jayhawks, Gram Parsons, and Buck Owens. Co-founded by Keith Marlowe, the current line-up of Marlowe (lead vocals, guitar), Shahan (drums, vocals), and David Thornburgh (pedal steel and lap steel guitars) has been together since 2009. Sean Benge replaced Scott Donnini on bass in late 2012.

The Miners debut release, Miner’s Rebellion, a six-song EP, was released in November 2012 to critical acclaim and notable airplay. The Miners received a featured write-up on alt country/Americana’s most prominent website, No Depression, and were featured on Bill Frater’s legendary podcast, Freight Train Boogie. The release has drawn (and continues to draw) praise from alt country/Americana blogs both in the U.S. and overseas being noted for it’s excellent song writing and straight-up pedal-steel infused alt country sound while drawing comparisons to the likes of Gram Parsons, Green on Red, the Jayhawks and others. Miners’ Rebellion is currently receiving airplay on alt country/Americana radio programs in the U.S. and overseas including Chapel Hill, NC’s Wrecking Ball Radio (title track hit #1 on their weekly playlist in March 2013), Verona, VA’s Radio Free Americana (EP reached #11 on their weekly top-200) in February 2013), Indianapolis, IN’s Redbud Radio show and the Songriver show out of the Netherlands.

Miners’ Rebellion’s six tracks are all original songs penned by Marlowe and recorded entirely on 8-track ½” reel-to-reel tape over three years at Match-up Zone Studio (aka Marlowe’s basement). The tracks were then digitally mixed and mastered at Philly’s legendary MilkBoy The Studio. Miners’ Rebellion is self-released and is available in both CD (through Bandcamp, directly from the band and at select independent record stores) and digital formats through various digital distributors such as iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, CD Baby and numerous others.

After The Rodeo

After the Rodeo is an innovative and imaginative new Americana act that is a harbinger of their genre. Featuring some of Vermont's busiest and most sought after musicians; After the Rodeo is an amalgamation of talent that blends seamless, melodic musicianship along with supple three part harmonies that transcends beyond the typical musical landscape. Taking their combined interested in a variety of genres, After the Rodeo brilliantly infuses meandering jazz, traditional blues and bluegrass along with the reminiscent charm of cowboy folk. Not only is this trio creatively breaking ground musically, they also have a shared gift individually and as a group, for songwriting. Crafting each song with attention to detail and literary precision; their original compositions both instrumental and lyrical, evoke timeless images that tend to linger in the imagination long After the Rodeo is through.

After the Rodeo is D Davis on guitar (Red Hot Juba, Whiskey Bullet), Matt Schrag on mandolin and guitar (Big Spike, Whiskey Bullet) and Pat Melvin on bass (Zach duPont Band, PossumHaw, Whiskey Bullet). They have individually toured across the US and Europe and recorded with the likes of Byron House, Bryan Sutton, Stuart Duncan, Tim O'Brien, Brent Truitt, Kelly Ravin and Erin McDermott just to name a few.

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The Miners with The Bill Hangley Band, After The Rodeo

Saturday, October 19 · 8:30 PM at MilkBoy Philly