Milagro Saints at the Crystal
Chart Topping Folk-Rockers at Woodyfest
Led by veteran English rocker [Sidenote: The fifth feature in our 21st Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival series covers the rollicking Milagro Saints.] Stephen D. Ineson, [Sidenote: Ineson performs under his initials, “SD” Ineson. He toured with the Jack Rubies from to , opening for Katrina and the Waves, Nik Kershaw, and The Blow Monkeys.] The Milagro Saints had the audience rocking in their seats in a successful return engagement to the Crystal Theatre Stage. The Raleigh, North Carolina-based band ran through a brisk set showcasing their signature roots-rock style, which they describe as
inspired by [the] late 60s and early 70s music which gave birth to the current Americana movement.
Five members of the six-piece band played, with Steve Bowen on drums, Steve Samosky playing bass, Roberto Morales bending the strings on lead guitar, Ineson on vocals and guitar, and Leon Kirby on keys, harmonica, and melodica. Multi-instamentalist Jick wins-Low was absent.
In the band honored our patron saint, Woody Guthrie, with the release of their Mighty Road Songs EP, featuring roots-rock covers of six Guthrie songs. The EP climbed into the top 50 on the Americana Music Association charts.