Evan Murphy of Mile Twelve in concert with Anthony Ratti at Milton Art Center TONIGHT
Evan Murphy was born in Hyde Park and raised in Milton. He was exposed early to great songwriters like Bruce Springsteen and James Taylor, whose music filled long car rides on family trips. While attending Boston College, Evan learned guitar and banjo, and dove deep into traditional folk and bluegrass music. The raw acoustic power of this music transfixed him, and led him to form his own bluegrass group Mile Twelve in late 2014. Mile Twelve has traveled the world and received recognition from the International Bluegrass Music Association in the form of several awards.
In 2018 Evan was selected for the IBMA’s songwriter showcase and was nominated for a Momentum Award as Vocalist of the Year. In addition to serving as one of the primary songwriters for Mile Twelve, Evan has been cultivating a catalog of his own original music that wrestles with questions he does not have answers to. Evan is a millennial, raised by Irish-Catholic baby boomers, who has watched the city of Boston, and his own faith, undergo seismic shifts throughout his lifetime. He watches the changing landscape of his city, his church, and the country whose fabric they are woven into.
Just added to the show: Evan Murphy will be joined on stage by Zach Hickman on bass, a local legend who has toured with Josh Ritter since the early days. On electric guitar will be Roslindale phenom Andrew Stearns.
Anthony Ratti opens the show at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
For more information:
Please go to Milton Art Center’s website: https://www.miltonartcenter.org/music/evan-murphy-of-mile-twelve-in-concert-with-anthony-ratti