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Miles Over Mountains w/ Lou Shields
Doors 8:30pm
Show starts at 9pm
$5 ticket
 

milesovermountains

Miles Over Mountains is a progressive bluegrass band based in McHenry, IL. Their live shows are high energy, centered around an arsenal of original material and refreshing variety of cover songs served up in their own unique style.
"A four-piece act consisting of guitar, banjo, mandolin, and upright bass MoM provides the listener with a paradoxical calming, yet exciting experience. The band somehow has the power to ease one’s worries while also forcing the crowd into a frenzy of dance." -LiveForLiveMusic.com
Touring through their third year as a band, Miles Over Mountains continues to turn heads across the nation as their momentum, fanbase and touring schedule continue to grow. Since their inception in early 2014, they've performed hundreds of shows at bars, clubs and music festivals with no signs of slowing down. Besides playing every state in the Midwest, the band has been true to it's name touring through the mountain regions of Colorado, Arkansas and Tennessee to name a few.

The 2014, '15 and '16 festival seasons have seen M.O.M. performing at dozens of Midwestern music festivals, including multiple appearances at Shoe Fest (Manteno, IL), Frankfort Bluegrass Fest (Frankfort, IL), and co-hosting the Summer Stomp Music Festival in their hometown of McHenry, IL.
M.O.M. has been the opening act for such groups as Town Mountain, Hot Buttered Rum, Ben Miller Band, Danny Barnes Henhouse Prowlers, Cornmeal, The Big Wu, and many other longtime staples of the music scene.

Collectively with decades of stage experience under their belts, M.O.M. strives to provide the audience with a fun and freeing experience at each show with unique sets every time. The band released their debut album "Five Star Heart Breaker" on March 20, 2015, and have been on the road constantly in support of this record. The band is currently at work on their second full length album due out in early 2017.

 

lou shields

 http://www.loushieldsart.com/

Lou Shields is an Artist, Musician, Skateboarder, Rambler and Teacher who has been living and working in the Chicago area his entire life but the road is truly his home. He has recently relocated his home base to a remote cabin in the Driftless Region of Southwestern Wisconsin. He travels extensively, exploring America’s urban and rural character and draws on these life experiences when making his work.

His original music is rooted in pre and post war 20th century America with a 21st century perspective. He has a deep appreciation for Delta Blues, Country Blues, Folk, early Country and beyond. Shields continues that tradition with respect in the 21st century and may best be described as Americana/American Roots Music.

Lou is a solo performing artist; he sings, plays National Guitar, Banjo and harmonica. He sits on top of a stage riser built from reclaimed materials and can reproduce that front porch sound anywhere he goes. Lou uses a bass stomp on his left foot and a broken skateboard with bottle caps nailed to it on his right foot.

Between the years 2007-2013 Shields released two full-length and 11 EPs recorded live, styled after the field recordings taken by various collectors in the 20th century. In late 2014 Shields released a full album based on a selection of these songs titled “Cold Water Collection”. In January of 2015 he released another live studio album titled “American Relic”. In the summer of that same year he released a vinyl only album called “Deep River”.