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.