South Georgia country/roots band Few Miles South have released their latest single "Doggone" on all streaming platforms today. The single marks the group's first new output since releasing Wiregrass in 2020, and continues their exploration of blending modern country music with traditional bluegrass flourishes, and features fiddle work from Michael Cleveland.
Few Miles South is a female-fronted, country and roots group created by south Georgia-lifer Blake English and Los Angeles-native Tori Lund. The two met in 2014 while performing in a Los Angeles church. Tori, a classically-trained singer and music teacher, and Blake, a multi-instrumentalist, Grammy-nominated producer/engineer and owner 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 after a couple of years bonding with their catalog, the duo felt compelled to wrangle up some local musicians and form their own band. Eager to pursue music and ditch the city, Tori and Blake quit their jobs and headed south.
Few Miles South offers a refreshing take on the traditional genre, while sticking with the "tried and true country backroads." Inspired by artists like Hank Williams, Jerry Reed, Emmylou Harris and The Band, their thoughtful songs, nostalgic twang and knee-slappin' grooves attract listeners across generations. Their first single, "On Down the Road," charted overseas and was awarded "Best International Music Video" in 2017 by the HOTDISC Country Music Awards. In 2018, they released a five-track EP, Might Could, which features renowned pedal steel guitarist Bob "Boo" Bernstein (Tanya Tucker, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakum). A year later they followed up with a full length album, Californ I Aint. In 2019 they opened for artists like Junior Brown and The Kentucky Headhunters and earned a coveted slot at Stagecoach on Nikki Lane's curated stage. Their newest country/bluegrass EP, Wiregrass, was released in March 2020 and features collaboration with Grammy-winning fiddler Michael Cleveland. Few Miles South does it all in-house; handling all their writing, producing, and recording together deep in the Georgia pines.