1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
The always popular Black Hills” band, Six Mile Road, perform on the Watering Hole Stage, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, July 16, during The Matthews’s 39th Festival in the Park (Spearfish City Park). This is a FREE event.
Six Mile Road (SMR) began when Jake Jackson (guitar, vocals, fiddle), Trappor Mason (banjo), and Dan Cross (mandolin, vocals) met in the winter of 1998 through a mutual friend. They knew something good came together, but needed a few more players. Soon after they found a fiddle player (Kester Erickson) and a bass player (Dave Curington). They had their first jams at a cabin Trappor was living in up in Spearfish Canyon, SD.
SMR has had some lineup changes over the years with Emilee Mason on bass, Zach Lawson on guitar, and most recently, the addition of Mike Brennen on bass. All of the past members of SMR remain very good friends and will still sit in on occasion for a good jam. But despite these changes the band continues to move forward with a love bluegrass and Americana music.
Over the past five years Six Mile Road has opened for national and regional acts including the Gibson Brothers, New North String Band, and Jalan Crossland. They have also shared the festival stage with bands such as Bull Harmon and Bull’s Eye and the Special Consensus. SMR continues to be a local bluegrass favorite entertaining hundreds of audiences over the years.
Enjoy Six Mile Road
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