The New Old Cavalry offers today’s concert-goer an opportunity to take two steps back into the past and one large step into the future. We seek to turn every stage we play on into an event where sounds of varying backgrounds can intermingle and transform into a heart-felt, and unapologetically dynamic mash-up of hard-driving bluegrass, gospel-inspired harmonies, and psychedelic looseness. Its New, Its Old, its the Cavalry and we intend to take your foot-stompin’ and whiskey swiggin’ past the astral zone!
In a few short months, The New Old Cavalry has grown from a close-knit group of porch-jam regulars to rubbing elbows with bluegrass heavy-weights like Hot Buttered Rum, Cornmeal, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Devil’s Train, Bonepony, and more. We’ve recorded an EP and keep churning out original numbers, an anticipate our first full length album by the end of 1/2010.
Our music extends no further then all of the support we’ve received from our friends and rapidly growing family. We would not be here if it were not for all of you who open your homes to bluegrass jams at all hours of the night, amateur photographers, word-of-mouth promoters,street team, and all those who spread the word to friends.
If you’ve sat on a porch with us, you are part of the Cavalry too! If you’ve got an instrument, please play along. If you’ve got a song you want to sing, call the tune! If you want a party, we’d love to play at it.
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Miles Over Mountains is an acoustic Bluegrass / Roots / Americana band based in McHenry, IL. Their musical styles range from bluegrass, to reggae, to punk, and beyond, all delivered in a “not-so-traditional” bluegrass voice. Their live shows are high energy, centered around their arsenal of original material and refreshing variety of cover songs interpreted in their own way.
In just their first year as a band, Miles Over Mountains continue to turn heads across the Midwest. In 2014 they’ve performed almost a hundred shows at bars, clubs and festivals. Besides playing notable Chicago venues such as Cubby Bear, Martyr’s, Tonic Room and others, the band also held a weekly residency show at the Abbey Pub from May until October carrying on the longstanding local tradition of Bluegrass Tuesdays in the city. The 2014 festival season saw M.O.M. performing at such fests as Shoe Fest, Down On The Farm, Blottopia, Summer Stomp and more, and sharing the bill with The Wood Brothers, Split Lip Rayfield, Ben Miller Band and a host of national and regional acts.
Collectively with decades of stage experience under their belts, M.O.M. strives to provide the audience with a fun and freeing experience at each show with unique sets every time. The band is currently at work on their debut album due out in early 2015[tabbyending][/expand]