The Mile Markers

The Mile Markers

 Denver, Colorado, USA
BandFolkBluegrass

Authentic high alitidude American roots music played with an honest and strong voice. Get ready for a foot stomping good time!

Biography

Deeply rooted in old time, folk and traditional American music, the Mile Markers started as a dynamic, high-energy duo from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2001 by Julie Stratton (guitar/vocals) and Bevin Foley (fiddle/vocals), their original songs, and unique arrangements of old time standards offer a new twist on the traditional folk sound. Throughout 2009 The Mile Markers saw many changes! We joined forces with Sal Clark on vocals, Kalin Capra on bass, Nathaniel Haas on snare and washboard, Ryan Foley on bass, and our good friend Adam Pause on Banjo for the recording of our first release "Take To The Road" (expected release date: Winter 2010). In late summer Sal Clark and Nathaniel Haas were asked to join the band as full time members and accepted the invitation! Ryan Foley also took on the challenge and joins as our bass player! Now the Mile Markers can be seen in their original form as a high energy duet with haunting lyrical strength, Or as a rollicking five piece that will not only get you on the dance floor with its foot stomping energy, but will pull at your heartstrings with their beautifully arranged ballads and vocal harmonies. Authentic American roots music played with an honest and strong voice. Catch 'em where you can!

Lyrics

How You Make It

Written By: Julie Stratton

The day that I flew across the ocean
Storm clouds were building in the west
And I knew right then that I was
Just and tired and scared as everybody else

You only think of one thing when your leaving
Where you're going will be better than where you've been
It don't take long for all those things you meant to leave behind
They all catch up with you again

I drink sweet tea in the summer sunshine
When my heart can never break
The long, long winter come just like all them heavy lessons
I learned to drink my whiskey straight

There's one days end another's beginning
There's a whole lot a darkness in between
You do the best you can a hammer and your own two hands
How you make it is how it's gonna be
How you make it is how it's gonna be

Revival

Written By: Julie Stratton

I've been working hard, working hard, I've got trouble all on my mind
I've been working hard, working hard, I've got trouble right on my side
It's a fear so black and hollow it's bound to swallow up my life

Preacher man, oh preacher man I need some saving bad
Said now preacher man, oh preacher man I need some saving bad
Tell me better days are coming, they'll be the best I ever had

I'm going down to the revival, down to the revival
Stay there all night long, down at the revival
I'm going down to the revival, down to the revival
sing until my heart is strong, down at the revival

He said now I can't tell you nothing you don't already know
Now I can't tell you nothing you don't already know
We're all in this together and we're all in this alone

There is winning and there is loosing and sometimes they are the same thing
There is winning and there is loosing and sometimes they are the same thing
But you get up in the morning and do the best you can

I'm going down to the revival, down to the revival
Stay there all night long, down at the revival
I'm going down to the revival, down to the revival
Sing until my heart is strong, down at the revival

As you travel through this world you're bound to learn a thing or two
As you travel through this world you're bound to learn a thing or two
The devil is only made of fear and faith is the only thing that'll get you through

When I feel the spirit deep inside I throw back my head and I cry
When I feel the spirit deep inside I throw back my head and I cry
What makes you weak will make you strong when you learn to hold it right

I'm going down to the revival, down to the revival
Stay there all night long, down at the revival
I'm going down to the revival, down to the revival
Sing until my heart is strong, down at the revival

Discography

Currently working on our first LP "Take To The Road". Due to be released in 2010.

Set List

Our typical set is about half and half original songs and traditional music. We play two 45 minute to one hour sets. The original songs that we play include A Little Rain, Come Up Short, Dance Around, How You Make It, I'm Leaving Tonight, My Baby's Poor, Revival, Stockholm Harbor, Take to The Road, The Texas Song, Yes My Love. The Covers/Standards that we play include Angelina Baker, Ballad of Hollis Brown, Burry Me Under The Weeping Willow, Over the Waterfall, Soldiers Joy, Whiskey Before Breakfast, I Had a Good Mother and Father, I'll Fly Away, I Suppose, Jackson, Old Joe Clark, Orphan Girl, Skillet Good and Greasy, Storms on the Ocean, The Cuckoo, The Lowlands, Way Down Town, and Will the Circle Be Unbroken.