Los Angeles-based Miner will play their first headling show on May 4 at the Bootleg Bar in Silverlake. The band is also set to perform at the Joshua Tree Music Festival in May and the High Sierra Music Festival in July and will be featured on the CW show “Hart of Dixie” April 16. The upcoming shows follow the success of Miner’s self-released single “Hey Love.” The track is quickly garnering praise from blogs including Popstache who rave, “Let this song about love fill your ears and heart, while stomping your feet to its irresistible rhythm,” and Earmilk, who declare that Miner “radiates a sense of warmth and sincerity as they convey their sun-soaked, love-filled messages.”
Miner is a Los Angeles/Silverlake folk-rock group formed in 2012 from the creative nervous breakdown of songwriter Justin Miner. After taking an extended break from music to travel through the Central and South American jungles and the California redwoods, Justin returned to Los Angeles rejuvenated. He built a small studio in his bedroom and recruited his wife Kate Miner and brother Jeremy Miner to help him record “Hey Love,” the band’s first song. Miner uploaded the track to SoundCloud and within a few days it reached number two on the Hype Machine single charts.
In addition to Justin (vocals and guitar), Kate (vocals, mandolin, ukulele and harmonica) and Jeremy (banjo and lead guitar), the current Miner linup has expanded to include Justin’s cousin Amanda Koosed (keys) and longtime friends Justin Krook (bass) and Dave Schechtman (drums and percussion). Miner has recorded a six-song EP that is currently only available at their live shows. You can download “Hey Love” at the band’s website here: http://www.thisisminer.com/.
MINER TOUR DATES
May 4 Los Angeles, CA The Bootleg Bar
May 18 Joshua Tree, CA Joshua Tree Music Festival
July 4–7 Quincy, CA High Sierra Music Festival