The Amateurs' set list is full of hidden gems from both artists you know and artists you'll be glad to discover, with an ever-growing selection of smart Amateurs originals. Airy friends jamming on Dead tunes and providing the musical accompaniment to the early Dara's Defense Ovarian Cancer fundraising events, The Defenders now perform regularly all over the busy northwest Philly rock and roll club, house party and fundraiser circuit.
The band plays a fun and always surprising blend of bluesy jams and obscure covers.
Miners’ Rebellion has received airplay on alt country/Americana radio programs in the U. and overseas including Wrecking Ball Radio (Chapel Hill, NC; #1 on weekly playlist in March 2013), Radio Free Americana (Verona, VA; #11 on their weekly top-200 artists in February 2013), Redbud Radio Show (Indianapolis, IN), Roots, Rock Review (Z88.9 NJ), The Kitchen Party (WPMG Portland, ME), American Roots and Standing in the Shadows of Lev in the UK, and the Songriver Show and Radio Girl Show out of the Netherlands.
Miners’ Rebellion also receives Philadelphia airplay on WXPN on Helen Leicht’s XPN Local Show. Reckless Amateurs plays a rich blend of rock, roots, country, blues and singer-songwriter tunes.
Together for more than 14 years, the band has built a devoted following who appreciate the adventurous repertoire, the distinctive vocal blend, and the good time of a energized live performance.
Originally formed in 2007, The Miners are known for their country-infused, guitar and pedal steel guitar laden, alt country originals influenced by the likes of Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown, the Jayhawks, Gram Parsons, and Buck Owens.
Co-founded by Keith Marlowe in 2007, the current line-up consists of Keith Marlowe (lead vocals, guitar), David Thornburgh (pedal steel and lap steel guitars), Gregg Hiestand (bass) and Vaughn Shinkus (drums, backing vocals).
The Miners debut release, Miner’s Rebellion, a six-song EP, was released in November 2012 to critical acclaim and notable airplay.
The Miners received a featured write-up on No Depression and were featured twice on Bill Frater’s legendary podcast, Freight Train Boogie.
Katie Allen WY7YL will be back with us Tues night (Yuly 19th) at 8 PMCT on Amateur Radio Roundtable on W5KUB. This week we will be talking about the National Tribal Amateur Radio Association with Nathan Nixon N7NAN.
(for our international guests the time is 0100 UTC Wednesday) This show is live every Tuesday night and has been watched in over 150 countries.
This program is also simulcast on famous international shortwave station WBCQ on 5130.
The Miners are an original alt country band based in Philadelphia, PA (yes, there are alt country bands in Philly).