We're goin country this week on Locals Only! When I say I want to showcase music in the panhandle I mean ALL music from ALL genres. As long as it's decent and safe enough to play on the air then I'm going to play it. So now it's time for Few Miles South to take the Locals Only stage today. I'm gonna be honest with you, I love country. Country music to me is music for the soul and really makes you just sit back and appreciate the little things in life. Once I started liking country I started to part through the stereotype that all country music is about is dogs dying and trucks breaking down. Most of it is about partying and having a good time. For the most part though it's just good storytelling music. Here's the bio from Few Miles South:
Few Miles South is a female fronted country and roots group created by South GA raised, Blake English, and Los Angeles native, Tori Lund. The two met in 2014 while playing in an L.A. church. Tori, a classically trained singer and piano teacher, and Blake, a multi-instrumentalist producer and founder of Southern Fried Studio, connected over a shared love of country music. They began to write and record songs with intentions to shop them to other artists, but a couple years bonding with their catalog compelled them to wrangle up some local musicians and form a band. Eager to pursue music and ditch the city, Tori and Blake quit their jobs and headed south. FMS offers a refreshing take on the traditional genre while “stick[ing] with tried and true country backroads” (Skope Magazine). They strive to share honest stories with influences ranging from Hank Williams to Emmylou Harris to The Band. Their first single and music video, “On Down the Road,” charted overseas and was awarded “Best International Music Video” in 2017 by HOTDISC Country Music Awards. In 2018, they released a 5 track EP, Might Could, which features renowned pedal steel guitarist Bob “Boo” Bernstein (Tanya Tucker, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakum). Just a year later they followed up with a full length album, Californ I Aint. In 2019 they earned a coveted slot at Stagecoach on Nikki Lane’s curated stage and opened for artists such as Junior Brown and The Kentucky Headhunters. Their newest country/bluegrass EP, Wiregrass, was released in March 2020 and features collaboration with Grammy winning fiddler Michael Cleveland. FMS does all their writing, producing and recording together deep in the Georgia pines.
It's an impressive bio but their music is what really makes you say wow