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May052017

July 7th - Milagro Saints

Milagro Saints, a roots rock band from North carolina, released their new album “STRANGER TIMES” 6/7/ 2016 kicked off by the hard driving harmonica blues rock “SHADOW MAN” as the advance ’single’  The new album has a strong sense of protest and is somewhat angry in response to our current political and environmental climate changes. Lead singer/songwriter/guitarist SD Ineson’s major influence is Dylan - so it seems appropriate for the band to engage the reality of the times a’changin’. 

These issues turned into the initial writing for the album and musically came out of SD Ineson experimenting with blues guitar ‘open’ tunings-which also led to the relentless riffs propelling Shadow Man, Rail Rider and Further Along added to that was guitarist Roberto Morales discovering a 1951 Magnatone lap steel guitar and mashing the hell out of it for his solos.The majority of the album was recorded very spontaneously and live with the whole band playing together in the same room and several of the lead vocals are first takes.

"Stranger Times" is played by: SD Ineson lead vox/guitar, Jick wins-Low  trombonist, fiddler, guitarist, mandolinist, b. vocals Lee Kirby, amplified harmonica, pumping accordion, bluesy piano and raucous hammond. Mr Steve Samosky on glissando Bass, and the exotic Roberto Morales bending his electric fender guitar and slapping his 1951 Magnatone Lap Steel . Tall Guy Steve Bowen is slamming the drums. Joyce Bowden and Karen Delahunty contribute vocals.

Previous albums by the Saints are  "Tupelo" (2016) which picked up significant Americana radio play for its lead single "American Radio" and "Mighty Road Songs" (2013) an EP of Woody Guthrie songs recorded in roots/rock Americana versions to celebrate The Saints playing the WoodyFest in Okemah OK that year. The EP charted at AMA top 50.

 

opening act:

Tim Mercer

Tim Mercer is a singer/songwriter out of Portland, ME. He spent 12 years in Brooklyn, NY fronting the rock band, Daphne. During his time in New York, Tim won the K-Rock Battle of the Bands, and was the runner up in the HBO Rock The Stones Contest, as well as the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. He was also a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Contest out of 16,000 entries.  

His songs have been in movies including Ted, Ted 2, All Saints Day and Unreal, as well the hit Fox TV show Family Guy.

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