Milagro Saints concert sponsored by UNICO
Free performance in Sparta summer series
Sparta — This Friday evening August 17 Sparta UNICO National will sponsor the Sparta Summer Concert performance of North Carolina roots rock band Milagro Saints. UNICO is a 96 year old Italian-American Service Organization principled on the motto of "Service Above Self," Serving the Sussex County Community since 1998, UNICO promotes the heritage, culture, art, music and contributions of the Italian community to our Country. Focused on helping children and adults with rare cancer disease, High School Scholarships and supporting Sussex County cultural events like Friday Night Concerts. If you are interested to learn more about UNICO, please write to: Sparta UNICO P.O. box 328, Sparta NJ 07871, or call 862-266-7039.
Milagro Saints. based in Raleigh NC, are a genre-defying, Americana/Blues and Folk-Rock band of unstoppable multi-instrumentalists. Featuring trombone, fiddle, accordion/organ, blues harp, mandolin, lap steel on top of a bedrock of bass, drums and electric guitars, playing original songs by lead singer/guitarist (and Englishman) SD Ineson.
The Saints’ sound is inspired by late 60’s and early seventies music which gave birth to the current Americana movement. The Woodstock-era essence of The Band, Dylan, Van Morrison and Neil Young, evolving into bands, like Wilco, Calexico, Hiss Golden Messenger and Deep Dark Woods and Ryan Adams’ Whiskeytown. Essentially the Saints’ music is based on a foundation of well crafted song-writing that honors the roots and authenticity of albums like ‘Harvest’ ’Music From The Big Pink’ and 'American Beauty.’
The band toured nationally in 2017 and finished an East Coast trip playing a special outdoor event in beautiful Sparta NJ and the celebrated Sidewalk Cafe in NYC. There were also live broadcast radio shows in Charlottesville, WTJU 91.1 FM and WRIR Richmond VA. The band played EarthDay at Raleigh City Farm and several other outdoor summer shows in the Triangle including Bynum Front Porch, Weaver St. Carrboro and Fletcher Park in Raleigh. Historically the the band has played Woody Guthrie Fest in Okemah OK, a Jack Kerouac celebration in his home town of Lowell Mass, Donna The Buffalo's Shakori Hills Fest in NC and various established venue/clubs. The Downhome, Johnson City, Preservation Pub Knoxville TN, Club IOTA Alexandria VA.and local venues Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, Lincoln Theater Raleigh and Carrboro Music Fest.
Their new record is entitled “Signs On The Road”, released in March on the Moon Caravan label. Milagro Saints are: SD Ineson lead vox/guitar and songwriter, Jick wins-Low trombonist, fiddler, guitarist, mandolinist, b. vocals Lee Kirby, amplified harmonica, pumping accordion, bluesy piano and raucous Hammond organ. Mr Steve Samosky on glissando Bass, and the exotic Roberto Morales bending his electric fender guitar and slapping his 1951 Magnatone Lap Steel . Tall Guy Steve Bowen is slamming the drums.
The opening act for the show is Sparta musician and songwriter Don Elliker. Don was a previous winner of MTV's Beach House Band Search, a nation-wide songwriting and performance competition, and he will be joined by bassist Paul Kuzik in performing a set of original material.
The FREE concert will begin at 7PM at The Nicholson Pavilion Stage in Dykstra Park, 22 Woodport Road, Sparta. It is a rain or shine event. Please visit www.spartaarts.org for more information and weather updates.