Stephen D. Ineson (II) — 21st Annual Woody Guthrie Festival, 2018

Woodyfest 2018: Milagro Saints

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.

Gallery: Milagro Saints


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