Spring/Summer Mile Twelve Update

I've been on the road with Mile Twelve a bunch this spring, having a great time getting to see some new places. In February and early March we played a lot up and down the East Coast and then during the second half of March we flew to Japan for one of the most exciting tours we've ever done. We were met with such a warm response from the Japanese bluegrass community and just had a total blast getting to connect with the music scene over there.  Highlights included visiting Kyoto during the cherry blossoms, super fresh sushi, hearing great local bluegrass bands at Rocky Top bluegrass bar and a night of karaoke in Tokyo.

In April we did our first tour of Colorado and New Mexico for 10 days and ended the tour playing at the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, which was a great time.  Charm City Bluegrass Festival in Baltimore was also an April highlight.  We're currently in the middle of our first West Coast tour (lot of firsts this year). We started up in Washington and Oregon and now we're heading south to finish up the tour in the Bay Area. 

Looking ahead to this summer, we've got some fun festivals coming up including Strawberry Park, New Bedford Folk Festival, ROMP, Ossipee Valley Music Fest, Grey Fox, Watermelon Park, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Outer Banks Bluegrass Fest, Amelia Bluegrass Fest and more.. check out our website for a complete summer tour schedule: http://www.miletwelvebluegrass.com

 

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Bluegrass Fiddle Workshop at Club Passim 2/25

I'm really looking forward to teaching a special bluegrass fiddle workshop at the Club Passim School of Music in Cambridge, MA on February 25th from 2-4pm.  This hand-on workshop will cover a variety of bluegrass songs and instrumentals, as we explore the fiddle’s role in bluegrass. Perfect for violinists and fiddlers new to the bluegrass style, this class will also cover backup techniques and when to use them, improvising, shifting between positions, playing in tune, vibrato and bowing concepts. We will learn several scales, arpeggios and double stops, and discuss different ways of producing chord sounds on the fiddle. There is something for every level of student in this class! Please bring a recording device. For more information and to register visit:  https://www.passim.org/school-of-music/classes-workshops/winter-workshop-weekend-bluegrass-fiddle/

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Mile Twelve Japan Tour 2018

Big news!  Mile Twelve will be going on our first tour of Japan in late March of 2018! This tour has been in the works for  a while now and I'm so happy that it has finally come together. Here's the itinerary:

3/28 Tokyo - BLUE MOOD

3/29 Sendai - STARDUST

3/30 Osaka - ANOTHER DREAM

3/31 Kyoto - HONKY TONK

4/1 Tokyo - ROCKY TOP

Keep up with our travels on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/miletwelve/ we'll be sure to share lots of photos and videos from the trip!

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