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Headliner: Strange Americans w/ Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts
It’s the kind of music that the Carhartt-wearing, hard-working, industrial beer-drinking, regular Americans would listen to — the ones who could end up on an episode of TV’s Dirty Jobs. It’s a little raw, a bit loud, unapologetic and honest. It’s Americana rock and roll and it’s something that Denver’s Strange Americans are crafting with both brawn and finesse, like a hot rod mechanic bringing back an old barn find.
In a sense, Strange Americans are rescuing something from the rust pile — straight-forward, no-frills rock and roll, and a matching aesthetic that is heavy on songwriting and storytelling, but presented with reverb-drenched punch and passion — the way The Band or Crazy Horse would have done it."
MILES NIELSEN & THE RUSTED HEARTS
-For Miles Nielsen, every experience, every conversation, every dream is a potential song in the making. Miles's songs breathe with a sense of yearning and ownership. You want to have another record, another song- you want to hit rewind...you want to know more about this world created in song by Mr. Nielsen A captivating wordsmith, instrumentalist, and creator of hooks- rare indeed, but present in the person of Miles Nielsen. There are very few people writing music that makes you immediately wish there was "more"- another song to make you turn up the volume , another nugget of melody or lyric that you can find some part of to make your own. Gifts like Miles's come along very infrequently, and one can only hope that his ability to be so "in the now" -listening for the songs spoken in the everyday world, will continue to grow. Then maybe that "more" we are looking for, will be given to us all... in the songs of Miles Nielsen.
“There are rock n’ roll gigs like the Hollywood Bowl and “Live at Budokan.” Then there’s the homespun itinerary of Miles Nielsen, son of Cheap Trick guitarist-vocalist Rick Nielsen. He plays an ethereal mix of pop and folk-rock that travels well.” — Chicago Sun Times
“...as soon as the vocal harmonies kicked in during show starter “Baby Blue” I knew that this was going to be a set for the record books. These guys can harmonize like the Beatles in their prime, giving me chills on more than one occasion.” — Matt Champion (KDHX, St. Louis)
“Presents the Rusted Hearts is full of thoughtful, comfy-cozy roots rock that recalls the good-time vibe of Being There-era Wilco. ” — PopMatters