Deeply rooted in old time, folk and traditional American music, The Mile Markers are a modern American roots band based in Denver, Colorado.
The power of The Mile Markers rests squarely on the riveting vocal interplay and lyrical craftsmanship of the groups founding members Julie Stratton (guitar/vocals) and Bevin Foley (fiddle/vocals). Lee Patterson of the Buffalo Grass Acoustic Society put it well when he said “This well-balanced and powerful duo has a stylistic maturity and sophistication well beyond their ages. The duet’s vocals are expressive, nuanced and so in-sync that it seemed I was hearing one mind, singing through two voices. Acoustic beauty like theirs is a rare find.” The group is further rounded out and supported by the rollicking and clever stylings of banjo player Sal Clark and bassist Nicki Handy. From Moab, Utah to Chicago, Illinois to the Pacific Northwest, The Mile Markers continue to build an ever growing base of fans and friends anywhere their musical travels take them.
The Mile Markers play music for the new depression. With an uncanny ability to draw the listener into a very intimate landscape, the songs of The Mile Markers are at once strikingly personal and shockingly universal. Theirs is the fresh melody leaping out of the old radio. Theirs is a sweet dusty music that celebrates love and loss equally; rejoicing in both the joys and sorrows of life. Live The Mile Markers create an atmosphere of camaraderie and celebration – reminiscent of some spontaneous revival – that serves as a call to the weary, the doubtful and the ghosts that the time has come to drink whiskey and to dance and to be uplifted.