Miracle Mile Stages
The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival is dedicated to bringing amazing local musicians to your ears, as well as a nationally acclaimed headliner band! Our partnership with Miracle Mile Records has created brilliantly reviewed “Music Festival within the Festival” on the Miracle Mile Stage located in the large fountain area in front of the City Hall building that continues to evolve and grow each year! Last years lineup delighted audiences all day long!
Miracle Mile Records is a boutique, independent record label supporting independent artists who continue to produce amazing work. Established in 2014, in Redding, California, Miracle Mile Records hosts a founding roster of artists and albums. Miracle Mile Records’ objective is to expand the opportunities and showcase the talents of our artists and bring on new projects and musicians under this collective umbrella and community both regionally and globally.
2019 Miracle Mile Stage Performers:
Headliner Act: The Dead Winter Carpenters
Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, we welcome this year’s headlining act the Americana band Dead Winter Carpenters! They have built a reputation for pouring their heart and soul into each performance. In just a few years, they have positioned themselves, wrote Portland Metronome, “at the forefront of a youthful generation trying to redefine what string music is and what it can do.” That progressive nature comes through loud and clear – from instruments plugged and unplugged – in the band’s latest release Washoe, the band’s fourth studio project, a 12-song collection of originals was recorded in Reno’s Sierra Sonics Studio (Ozzy Ozbourne, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Collective Soul) and co-produced by Dead Winter Carpenters and Zachary Girdis.
The band’s previous albums include the group’s 2010 self-titled debut, Ain’t It Strange (2012), and the much-acclaimed Dirt Nap (2014), of which CMT Edge wrote, “With one listen to Dead Winter Carpenters’ ‘Easy Sleep,’ you’ll get a strong sense of where this California band is coming from.” Reminiscent of genre-benders like Jack White, Chris Thile, and Sam Bush, Dead Winter Carpenters harmoniously blends refined musical ability with a scarcely restrained tendency to let it all hang out. The result is a controlled burn, a riveting sound, and a connection with fans that sells out shows and has the band sharing stages with the likes of Jason Isbell, Greensky Bluegrass, and Hard Working Americans. Members include Jesse Dunn (acoustic and electric guitars, vocals), Jenni Charles (fiddle, vocals), Dave Lockhart (upright and electric bass, vocals), Bryan Daines (lead telecaster guitar, vocals), and Brian Huston (drums, vocals). A steadily touring band since forming in 2010, Dead Winter Carpenters has entertained growing crowds at notable festivals including Harvest Music Festival (Ark.), High Sierra Music Festival and Strawberry Music Festival (Cal.), Del Fest (Md.), Northwest String Summit (Ore.) and more. Dead Winter Carpenters is a band with the ambition, talent, and authenticity. For more information and to listen to the band visit www.deadwintercarpenters.com
Hannah Jane Kile is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer who often draws comparisons to her heroes, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, & Sara Bareilles. She has performed at countless venues including the Strawberry Music Festival and California Worldfest. She has become a favorite opener among national acts, some of which include Grammy winners Patty Griffin, Ingrid Michaelson, blues legend Carolyn Wonderland, & jazz heroes Sammy Miller & The Congregation. Most recently, she has released two new self-composed albums; “Broken Girl’s Anthem” a concept album about Love in all its forms, from family, growth, loss, & loving yourself and “They Almost Got Away – Vol. 1.” a collection of songs she wrote from as a teenager that have been given new sonic life. We welcome one of Northern California’s most beloved songstresses to her first performance at our festival! For more information and to listen to this artist visit www.hannahjanekile.com
Jonathan Foster is an Americana singer-songwriter who brings a roots blend of music as a recording and performing artist. He’s known for his soulful vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica, passionate delivery, and off the beaten path introspective lyrics. He will be releasing his fourth studio album this summer and is making his third appearance at the festival! For more information and to listen to this artist visit www.JFMusic.net
Preaching the truth with insightful lyrics, distinct vocals, and tasty blues arrangements, the Nick Ciampi Band shines on their albums and performances alike. Nick is a longtime northern California musician who essentially founded the music at this festival. Ciampi’s compositions come to life with Marty Tully on lead guitar, Allen Bradlyn on drums, and Eddie “Boo Boo” Belnas on bass guitar. For over five decades Nick has never let go of his guitar or his songs, and embodies the dedicated do-it-yourself musician. For more information and to listen to the band visit www.miraclemilerecords.com/nick-ciampi-band
Against The Grain is the melding of five Redding area musicians that have graced this festival stage for several years. Fronted by blues-roots musician Carl Anberg on acoustic and slide guitars with his trio mates Mark Grant on upright bass, and Scott Ciucci playing percussion merged with the local jazz-folk duo Honeybee (Martha Hannaford on violin and Morgan Hannaford on mandolin and dobro). They perform Carl’s original songs that are carried by sweet vocal harmonies, hot instrumental breaks, and driving rhythm; indeed Against The Grain!
Anna Jae is an up and coming singer-songwriter from Redding with a case full of songs, hippie tendencies and wanderlust. She began honing her chops singing and playing guitar in pubs and venues in Scotland while studying abroad. “I fell in love with music, life has given me many opportunities to pursue my dreams and I’m so thankful for that”. Her sound blends acoustic indie pop with a hint of Northern California country. She’s making her second appearance at the festival and we’re looking forward to a new album coming this year!