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Snow Shoe 2019: Old Shoe & Ben Miller Band

Snow Shoe 2019: Old Shoe & Ben Miller Band

Allie Kral

Thu, February 21, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Castle Theatre

Bloomington, IL

$15

Ticket Prices listed do NOT include additional Ticket Fees added at online checkout & box office

Old Shoe
Old Shoe
Old Shoe is a five-piece Roots Rock n' Roll band based out of Chicago, Illinois. Made up of talented songwriters from across the country, hailing from as far away as Alaska, the band's compositions paint a diverse landscape of American life.

The band's new album Family is not merely another notch in the belt for Old Shoe, but is more so a poignant culmination of their growth and progress since the last release in 2011. WXRT 93.1FM Chicago radio host, Richard Milne, calls it "...a big time album." In just a little over two years, Old Shoe solidified their strong lineup with keyboardist/mandolinist/vocalist Joe Day and drummer Greg Fundis, rounded the Midwest festival circuit at high-profile events like Summer Camp and Wakarusa, opened for Grammy-award winning Bruce Hornsby, and even produced 4 consecutive installments of their own festival, Shoe Fest.

The all-original 13-track release showcases the band’s diverse influences, ranging from bluegrass to prog-rock to jazz, with it all settling into a familiar comfort zone akin to one’s favorite “old shoe.” The album reaches new heights from previous releases with a star-studded guest roster featuring musicians from the Henhouse Prowlers, The Low Down Brass Band, and Chicago’s production of The Jungle Book.
Ben Miller Band
Ben Miller Band
The Ben Miller Band is an American band that was formed in 2005 in Joplin, Missouri. The band's lineup currently consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Ben Miller, bassist (playing a homemade one-string washtub bass), drummer, and back-up vocalist, Scott Leeper, lead/back-up vocalist, violinist/cellist, guitarist, and electric-cactus player, Rachel Ammons, and guitarist/bassist/percussionist, Bob Lewis. [1][2] The Ben Miller Band combines elements of folk, blues, bluegrass, and country into their music. Originally, The Ben Miller Band's sound had been self-described by the band as "Ozark Stomp" but in reference to their label, is now referred to as "Mudstomp"
Allie Kral
Allie Kral
Allie Kral is the former fiddle player for Cornmeal. She played internationally with Cornmeal from 2003 to 2013. She has also shared the stage with musical acts such as Moe., Tea Leaf Green, Railroad Earth, Warren Haynes, Big Head Todd, Great American Taxi, Hot Buttered Rum, Trampled By Turtles, Green Mountain Grass, New Monsoon, Leftover Salmon, among many others! She has recorded with Cornmeal, Moe., Al and the Transamericans, Trevor Garrod, The Aaron Williams Band, Green Mountain Grass, Bridget Lyons, and many others!
Venue Information:
The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
http://www.thecastletheatre.com/