Mile Twelve, a string band, will perform at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater at 8 p.m Sunday. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets for the main floor and balcony are $25 and tickets for the orchestra pit are $35 on the venue’s website.
The band originated from Boston, but according to their website, each of the five members came from a different area. Evan Murphy, guitar player, originated from Milton, Massachusetts. Catherine Bowness, banjo player, was born in Marton, New Zealand. Nate Sabat, bass player, is from New York. Ella Jordan, fiddle player, grew up in central Texas. Korey Brodsky is from Connecticut.
Each member brings influences from their different areas, which has resulted in contemporary and relevant music, according to the theater’s website.
According to Buskirk-Chumley Theater’s website, the title of the band’s newest album, “City on a Hill”, alludes to the historical phrase of the imagery of Boston, where the band was originally formed. Murphy said the band recorded the album as authentically as possible. To him, this included using no metronome and no filler material.
The band’s website said their most recent album’s theme is people facing and overcoming challenges.
Mile Twelve has toured in North America, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. They’ve won a IBMA Momentum Award in the band category from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2017 and the IBMA’s New Artists of the Year award in 2020.
The Buskirk-Chumley Theater requires COVID-19 vaccination proof or a negative COVID-19 test to enter.