Mile Twelve goes to Rocky Island

Mile Twelve is celebrating 2020 with a new take on an old standard.

The Boston-based quintet has done a mild reworking of Rocky Island, a mountain classic recorded by Ralph Stanley in 1974, and released it as a single. And they have produced a live version of the song as a promotional video. The band rewrote some of the lyrics, tagged it with one of their favorite traditional fiddle tunes, and make a powerful claim to their status as one of the more interesting young urban groups in our music.

They shot the video recently at Fox Bar & Cocktail Lounge in Nashville TN.

Mile Twelve fans can find the single available now at all the popular streaming and download sites.

Ho, honey, ho.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.