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Few Miles South

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2017
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"Few Miles South – ‘On Down the Road’"

Few Miles South’s “On Down the Road” does the traditional country music fan’s heart good. Heck, they’re unashamed fans of Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton, the two near-saviors of contemporary country music. But good taste alone won’t win fans; the music must also be good, and Few Miles South has the goods.

The song begins with a perfect steel guitar intro played by Bob “Boo” Bernstein (who’s played with Tanya Tucker, Emmylou Harris and Dwight Yoakam), before jumping into a chugging electric guitar rhythm. The song is a road song, sung by Tori Lund. Lund and Blake English comprise this duo, which was formed in 2014 to write and shop songs to artists. The single comes from the EP Might Could.

This is not so much a happy song about the road life, so much as it is a necessity. Even though this couple works hard at its craft, it still admits to trouble with paying the bills. “My roots are pulling me on down the road,” Lund sings, which suggests the musician road life just may be genetic.

Few Miles South – ‘On Down the Road’
by Skope • June 27, 2018

Few Miles South’s “On Down the Road” does the traditional country music fan’s heart good. Heck, they’re unashamed fans of Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton, the two near-saviors of contemporary country music. But good taste alone won’t win fans; the music must also be good, and Few Miles South has the goods.

The song begins with a perfect steel guitar intro played by Bob “Boo” Bernstein (who’s played with Tanya Tucker, Emmylou Harris and Dwight Yoakam), before jumping into a chugging electric guitar rhythm. The song is a road song, sung by Tori Lund. Lund and Blake English comprise this duo, which was formed in 2014 to write and shop songs to artists. The single comes from the EP Might Could.

This is not so much a happy song about the road life, so much as it is a necessity. Even though this couple works hard at its craft, it still admits to trouble with paying the bills. “My roots are pulling me on down the road,” Lund sings, which suggests the musician road life just may be genetic.

It’s odd how these two artists meld so well together. Lund is a classically trained singer and piano teacher, while English is a multi-instrumentalist and producer. Somehow, though, they bonded over a shared love for country music. They met in Los Angeles, while playing in a church, but grew tired of city living. They gave up their jobs and headed South, where they had more room for their dogs and a more appropriate atmosphere to celebrate their musical roots.

“On Down the Road” may be a new song, but its instrumentation and performance links it to traditional country music that goes way back. Whereas so much contemporary country music seems to have caught the pop and rock musical freeway, Few Miles South sticks with tried and true country backroads, which gives it a wonderful roots-y sound.

Let’s hope Few Miles South remains with its chosen style. Chances are good fans of Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton fans will recognize the roots Few Miles South explore, and happily follow them down the road.

http://fewmilessouth.com/

-Dan MacIntosh - Skope Magazine


"Few Miles South, ‘Might Could’"

Right away when I Hit Play on this new EP, I was thinking to myself that Few Miles South is bringing back that classic, country sound and honky-tonk atmosphere and way of life. What a refreshing taste going away from the constant Pop County realm that is heavily saturating Today’s country music market. This is a debut release from Few Miles South but you wouldn’t know it from listening because the band sounds like a well-seasoned production that’s been churning out Hits/singles for years! ‘Might Could’ is a major testament to FMS and their abilities as artists/musicians to put together recordings that are so polished and perfectly executed.

Few Miles South is comprised of two core members, Blake English & Tori Lund, with plenty of talented accompaniment on the five songs. On the opening number and title track, “Might Could”, one will hear pure country roots and just an overall good-times vibe. Tori’s vocals really pop out to go along with a beat and rhythm that shakes, rattles and rolls. Tori convincingly expresses that “This ain’t my first rodeo” on “Might Could” and I will not argue with that one bit! Track 2, “Jojo”, cruises along where the pleasant sound is hitting your face like a cool breeze. Next up, the listener will land on “Walking To The Moon” where Tori Lund’s inviting voice draws you in to go along with a relaxing melody. Track 4, “On Down The Road”, travels at a swift pace where FMS is bringin’ it on home. I recently watched the movie “Urban Cowboy” again and thought this style of song would have been a perfect addition to the rowdy, Honky-Tonk scene. Maybe if there’s a sequel, Few Miles South can grab the mechanical bull by the horns and march “On Down The Road” with authority. The EP ends on a high note with “What’s Yours Is Mine” where harmonious vocalizations are hitting me from all directions as FMS delivers a powerful performance.

With Tori’s commanding tone & presence as a singer and Blake’s fiery & steady guitar playing, Few Miles South is no joke and distinct precision at its finest. It’s worth noting that Blake English and Tori Lund wrote, produced and recorded the entire EP together showcasing their full potential and capabilities as musical engineers. If you’re ready to saddle up and enjoy the Golden Age of Country again, then grab the reins and ride along with Few Miles South and their trusty EP sidekick ‘Might Could’. And who knows, maybe Blake and Tori Could even head a Few Miles South, find Bud & Sissy and play at the memorable Gilley’s in Texas paying homage to and playing into the theme of “Urban Cowboy”. That just Might be an idea, a barn burner and one hell of a time; YEE-HAW!

http://fewmilessouth.com/

By Jimmy Rae (jrae2@att.net) - Skope Magazine


"Album Press Release"

Few Miles South Solidify Southern Roots with Brand New Album
Backwoods southern grit and authentic country soul come together when Tori Lund and Blake English put pen to paper. The duo, better known as Few Miles South (FMS) present a sound that blends a multitude of genres on their sophomore studio project californ i aint. With unique storytelling, skillful instrumentation and just the right amount of twang, FMS is reviving country music’s glory days.
Written, recorded and produced from the comfort of their Georgia home californ i aint, now available on iTunes, Spotify and all digital retailers, features 11 brand new tracks including the lead single Purple Skies.
“We’re excited to finally put out this chunk of tunes and continue
refining our sound from the first album,” says English. “The response at shows has been really encouraging. We’re especially thankful for the support of true country music fans who are
looking for more than what’s on the radio.”
The release of the full-length album marks the beginning of another packed touring schedule for the band. With dates currently booked through November, the pair looks forward to sharing their brand new music all the way from Georgia to California and back.
Visit Few Miles South at their website for tour dates and follow along with the band on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Few Miles South: Tori Lund of Los Angeles and Blake English of South Georgia met playing at a church in L.A. where they bonded over a shared love of country music. Each with musical backgrounds — Lund a classically trained vocalist and musician, English a musician, producer and engineer — they began to write together, eventually realizing the songs they once hoped to shop would be best suited for themselves. Their new dreams took them across the nation deep into the woods of Georgia where they planted roots and got to work. Their debut single, On Down the Road was released to rave reviews and charted in the Top 40. The success resulted in the February 2018 release of their debut five-track EP, Might Could. It catapulted the band to new audiences and towns as they began a coast to coast tour, performing nearly every night for hundreds of shows. While this lifestyle is not for the faint of heart, FMS has embraced it. You can find them, dogs included, packed into their van soaking up every second of their never-ending road trip.
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For more information or to request an interview with Few Miles South, contact Erin Coad of Brickshore Media at Erin@BrickshoreMedia.com, 615-840-9187. - Brickshore Media


Discography

2018 EP - Might Could
2019 LP - Californ I Aint

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Few Miles South is a female fronted country and roots group created by
South GA raised, Blake English, and Los Angeles native, Tori Lund. The
two met in 2014 while playing in an L.A. church. Tori, a classically
trained singer and piano teacher, and Blake, a multi-instrumentalist and
producer, connected over a shared love of country music. They began to
write and record songs with intentions to shop them to other artists,
but a couple years bonding with their catalog compelled them to wrangle
up some local musicians and form a band. Eager to pursue music and ditch
the city, Tori and Blake quit their jobs and hit the road.
 
FMS offers a refreshing take on the traditional
genre while “stick[ing] with tried and true country backroads” (Skope
Magazine). They strive to share honest stories with influences ranging
from Hank Williams to Emmylou Harris to The Band. Their first single and
music video, “On Down the Road,” charted overseas and was awarded “Best
International Music Video” in 2017 by HOTDISC Country Music Awards. In
2018, they released a 5 track EP, Might Could, which features
renowned pedal steel guitarist Bob “Boo” Bernstein (Tanya Tucker,
Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakum). Just a year later they followed up with a
full length album, Californ I Aint. FMS does all their
writing, recording and production in house, often from the deep woods of
Georgia. As avid travelers, they tour regularly and can be found
logging miles in a van or camping out with their dogs.

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