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, The Miners are known for their country-infused, guitar and pedal steel guitar laden, alt country originals influenced by the likes of Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown, the Jayhawks, Gram Parsons, and Buck Owens. Co-founded by Keith Marlowe in 2007, the current line-up consists of Keith Marlowe (lead vocals, guitar), David Thornburgh (pedal steel guitar), Gregg Hiestand (bass) and Vaughn Shinkus (drums, backing vocals).

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 No Depression and were featured twice on Bill Frater’s legendary podcast, Freight Train Boogie. Miners’ Rebellion has drawn praise from alt country/Americana blogs both in the U.S. and overseas where it was named a Top-10 release for 2013 by Adobe & Teardrops, was chosen as the #1 Debut Release of 2013 by the blog Popa’s Tunes, and a Best of 2013 by UK radio show Standing in the Shadows of Lev.

Miners’ Rebellion has received airplay on alt country/Americana radio programs in the U.S. and overseas including Wrecking Ball Radio (Chapel Hill, NC; #1 on weekly playlist in March 2013), Radio Free Americana (Verona, VA; #11 on their weekly top-200 artists in February 2013), Redbud Radio Show (Indianapolis, IN), Roots, Rock Review (Z88.9 NJ), The Kitchen Party (WPMG Portland, ME), American Roots and Standing in the Shadows of Lev in the UK, and the Songriver Show and Radio Girl Show out of the Netherlands. Miners’ Rebellion also receives Philadelphia airplay on WXPN on Helen Leicht’s XPN Local Show.

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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