5TH Annual Breast Cancer Benefit to raise money for Living Beyond Breast Cancer
at World Cafe Live
In addition to The Miners, Travel Lanes
and Flies in the Kitchen will also be performing for this great cause.
The Miners are an original alt country band based in Philadelphia, PA. Originally formed in 2007, The Miners are known for their country-infused, alt country originals influenced by the likes of Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown, Gram Parsons, and Merle Haggard. Co-founded by Keith Marlowe (lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar), the current line-up also includes Gregg Hiestand (bass), Vaughn Shinkus (drums, backing vocals) and a rotating cast of local pedal steel, lap steel and electric guitar players.
The Miners debut six-song EP, Miner’s Rebellion, was released in November 2012 to critical acclaim and notable airplay including a featured write-up on No Depression, inclusion (2X) on Bill Frater’s legendary podcast, Freight Train Boogie, and praise from alt country/Americana blogs both in the U.S. and overseas (UK & Netherlands) where it was named a Top-10 release for 2013 by Adobe & Teardrops, was chosen as the #1 Debut Release of 2013 by the blog Popa’s Tunes, and a Best of 2013 by UK radio show Standing in the Shadows of Lev. The Miners will begin working on their follow up full length album in November 2018.
The Miners live shows feature their originals plus a few tasty classic/alt country covers. The Miners purposely limit their live shows to a half dozen or so per year at a variety of Philadelphia’s top venues including World Café Live and MilkBoy Center City. For the past four years, The Miners host a sold-out benefit at World Café Live (upstairs) raising money for breast cancer charities.
WXPN's Bruce Warren says, "… for three minute pop songs, there isn't a better songwriter around than Frank Brown."
Former Buzz Zeemer/Flight of Mavis frontman Frank Brown leads local favorites Travel Lanes. With their latest release Let's Begin to Start Again winning critical praise as well as being included in the Inquirer's Best of 2015 local releases, the band has put together a great set of tunes spanning Brown's career. Longtime stalwarts John Bicer and Mitch Cojocariu, will be joined by Jim Fogarty and Albert Kleinschmidt for this once in a night time event. Hope to see you there.
FLIES IN THE KITCHEN
Flies in the Kitchen (“The Flies”) are a Philadelphia-based band creating original compositions in the vein of songcraft luminaries such as Big Star, J.J. Cale, David Bowie, and Warren Zevon. Known for fusing rich, three-part vocal harmonies with sonorous string arrangements (dobro, pedal steel, mandolin and other guitars), the 6-piece ensemble has been performing in the Philly music scene since 2014.