The Miners debut release, a six-song EP. Recorded entirely on 8-track ½” reel-to-reel tape at Match-up Zone Studio (aka Keith Marlowe's basement). The tracks were then digitally mixed and mastered at Philly’s legendary Milkboy The Studio. The EP is self-released through Marlowe’s own Match-up Zone Music.
Here is what some have to say:
“I've been listening to this EP off and on for a few weeks and it makes me feel good. And I respect it...in the sense that they started as kids, still take the time to create new music and have a passion to pass it down. It has a place at this table. Its another story of "everyman"...as they are us. ”
- Easy Ed - No Depression - bit.ly/ULlktx
"The Miners who hail from Philadelphia, not a hot bed of the format but this is a very authentic version of the genre... [P]edal steel guitar... oozes through most tracks giving the record a pleasing edge and a real country feel with more than a nod to the outlaw side....There are various influences at work here, with hints of The Jayhawks...The Miners have a lot of talent as this EP shows, let’s hope a full length album is not too far behind."
- Michael Farley - AmericanaUK - bit.ly/TKjWpA
“It’s great to hear a band that is willing to go against the norm and write their own rules when it comes to producing music ... The EP leads off with the title track, telling an amazing story with a strong pedal steel driving the prominent unique vocals of lead singer Keith Marlowe. His voice is so unique one would think it would not lend itself to harmonies. With the backing vocals of drummer Andy Shahan, he not only pulls it off, but does it beautifully.”
- TJ - Get It On Vinyl - getitonvinyl.com/723/
"A six song cornucopia of lilting, mournful melodies that feature...dazzling pedal steel...Lead singer and songwriter Keith Marlowe's no-nonsense vignettes recall the dusty charm of Green on Red's Dan Stuart."
- Trip McClatchy - Teenage Kicks - bit.ly/Y7Rqkn
"This EP has the feel of the great alt/country groups of the last three decades,The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons,there is one song that reminds me of Charlie Robinson....This album has had a real positive effect on just about everyone that has heard it."
- Jim Moulton - Jim's Country Music Reviews - bit.ly/13Aa7gN