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Mile Twelve w/ Ethan Hawkins (of Corner House)

Please note: This show has been rescheduled from February 3, 2022. All tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.

Mile Twelve is a progressive string band from Boston, Massachusetts. Winners of the 2020 IBMA New Artist of the Year award, they have been making waves in the acoustic music community with their seamless blend of expertly-crafted songs, creative arrangements, and virtuosic execution.

The band takes their name from the mile marker that sits at Boston’s southern border on Route 93, a road sign they’ve passed countless times while heading out on tour. They’ve found receptive audiences across the globe, touring throughout North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Their latest full-length album City on a Hill, produced by guitar legend Bryan Sutton and nominated for 2019 IBMA Album of the Year, is centered on the theme of people facing and overcoming challenge. Many of its songs are set in urban landscapes, a significant departure from the often-rural lens of acoustic music. Sutton observes, “I’m a fan of bands who strive for a balance of being musically unique and individualized, while at the same time working to include time-honored traditions found in this music. This blend is not an easy thing to accomplish. Mile Twelve does this with well-honed and refreshingly honest songwriting, along with powerful playing, singing, and performing. Not only did I have the privilege of producing this album, but I also got a chance to know the band better. I’m impressed with how much they bring out the best in each other.”

More recently, the band has released an EP of covers titled Roll the Tapes All Night Long. They draw from a wide array of influences — from Ralph Stanley to Los Lobos, from Darell Scott to Tattletale Saints — demonstrating the surprisingly flexible nature of their instrumentation at every turn. The project also features a who’s-who list of special guests: Billy Strings, Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers), Brittany Haas (Hawktail) and Bruce Molsky. Folk Alley says “Roll the Tapes All Night Long showcases Mile Twelve’s restless creativity, their ability to inhabit a song and turn it inside out to make it their own, even as they preserve the spirit of the original.”

After a busy summer of touring including stops at RockyGrass, IBMA Bluegrass Live! and Milwaukee Irish Fest, the band is gearing up to record its next full-length project in early 2022.

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Sought for his stark guitar work and songwriting, Ethan Hawkins has shuffled about the Appalachian Stringband and Bluegrass community for the better part of a decade. In the fall of 2015, Hawkins made the decision to chase an education and career in acoustic music by attending the Berklee College of Music. In Boston, he made quick companions and colleagues of bands and national touring acts such as the Page Turners (Jake Howard and Carolyn Kendrick), Bruce Molsky, Joe K. Walsh, Jake Blount, and Twisted Pine while forming projects with Corner House and Mudskippers where he has filled a roll in song-writing and arrangement.

Currently the young flat-picker is pursuing the release of his debut solo record with an amalgamation of “who’s who” in new acoustic musicians comprising of Maddie Whitler (The Lonely Heartstring Band), Brittany Karlson (Goodbye Girls), Julian Pinelli (Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native), Jake Blount (Tui), Kathleen Parks (Twisted Pine) and Brad Bensko (BeardedCatProduction). The album is still in it’s post-production phase is set to release in the summer-early fall of 2022.

$20 adv. - $25 day of | 7pm doors - 8pm show

OLS Covid-19 Protocols:

We are very excited to be hosting live music shows again in our listening room. OLS is committed to providing a safe environment for all who work, listen, or perform live music in our venue. Because our venue is so small, we will require all staff, volunteers, performers, and patrons to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 when they attend OLS events AND to wear masks indoors unless they are actively drinking, eating, or performing.

Proof of vaccine must come directly from the health care provider that performed the vaccination and can be a photo or physical copy of the vaccination card or record with an accompanying photo ID. Full vaccination means that the date of the performance you are attending is:

*at least 14 days after your second dose of an FDA or WHO authorized two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or

*at least 14 days after your single dose of an FDA or WHO authorized single dose COVID vaccine.

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