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Jared & the Mill at the Orpheum

Posted on July 4, 2016 by under Events.    

Brian and I got a couple of free tickets to see Jared & the Mill through KMUW. We’d never heard of the band before but we’re always up for checking out new bands.

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I’m so glad we went because these guys are phenomenal. This was their second trip to Wichita. I hope they come back again because they’ve turned us both into fans.

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Here’s an Audiotree live session I found on YouTube when I was doing a cursory research about the band we were about to see perform. I loved this video and really enjoyed the music so that got me even more pumped to see the show.

Here are some pictures we took after the show.

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This is the Piper of Piper Leigh and the Smoking Section. They were the opening act. Here’s a video of her and her band that I found on YouTube.

This is Chuck. He is super tall and had to stoop a lot for this photo.

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This is Josh. He plays drums and other instruments.

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This is Larry. Larry plays guitar and is a long-time friend of Josh’s.

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This is Michael. He plays banjo, mandolin, and harmonica.

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This is the lead singer, Jared. He and Michael go way back just like Josh and Larry. Jared and Michael have been playing music together since they were kids.

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The only person we missed was accordion player Gabe. I’m not sure where he was that night. Here’s a link to the band’s official bio from their web site. Anyway, all the guys were awesome and super friendly. I can’t wait to see them perform again.

I rarely listen to music that is not Zumba music but, as I get exposed to bands I’ve never seen or heard before, I’m finding that I really enjoy folk and folk-rock music. Let me know if there are artists or bands in this genre of music that I should check out.

In the meantime, I’m leaving you with one of my favorite Jared & the Mill songs. Enjoy!

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