CONCERT PREVIEW: Mile Twelve, South Holland Centre, Spalding, Friday, March 22, 8pm
The musical love affair between Spalding and Americana/bluegrass music is set to continue when Mile Twelve come to town in two weeks’ time.
Based in Boston, USA, the five-piece band made up of four Americans and New Zealand-born banjo player Catherine “BB” Bowness are set to follow a growing list of bands from the genre who have played at South Holland Centre.
Within the last four years, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Front Country, The Railsplitters, Hillfolk Noir, The Stray Birds, 3hattrio, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, The Slocan Ramblers and Woody Pines have all cemented their names in the consciousness of Spalding audiences with their own, unique takes on the emerging North American music scene in South Holland.
Now Mile Twelve are to “Walk to the Well”, according to Nashville singer-songwriter Ashley Cleveland, and play South Holland Centre on Friday, March 22, at 8pm.
Alongside Catherine, the rest of Mile Twelve are guitarist and singer Evan Murphy, David Benedict (mandolin), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle) and double bass player Nate Sabat.
Evan said: "Original bluegrass music, written and played by young people, is very much alive and I hope people will take away with them the fact that songwriting and arranging really matter.
"It's about the material and playing it in a way that feels honest.
"What makes this band so collaborative is that everyone can do something at a really high level.
"We all inspire each other, recognising that everyone has different strengths, and that's balanced by the fact that we're all challenging each other as well."
Tickets for Mile Twelve, priced £14, £13 for concessions and £7.50 for under-26s, are available from the Box Office on 01775 764777.