Navy Pier presents its newest free program, Winter Music Series, a four-part indoor music series showcasing an eclectic mix of live music from local artists and ensembles each Thursday evening in February.
Fox Crossing Stringband
This all-female bluegrass group from Chicago has been winning hearts with their beautiful harmonies, original songwriting, and entertaining stage presence since forming in November 2016. Following their debut performance at Winter Roots Festival in February 2017, they’ve gone on to perform at dozens festivals, venues, and events across the South and Midwest. With their debut album ‘Box of Memories’ released in February 2019, these Foxes carry a powerful blend of strength, sass, and bluegrass wherever they go.
Miles Over Mountains
Hailing from McHenry, IL, Miles Over Mountains plays a modernized style of bluegrass or “newgrass/jamgrass” that covers a wide spectrum of dynamics and feeling. Their live catalogue draws from their first two records “Five Star Heart Breaker” (2015), “Ballads & Burners” (2017), and their upcoming third full length album “Work Harder Not Smarter” (2020). In addition their cover selections are testaments to where bluegrass/roots influence can take music from outside the genre, with lovingly selected takes on their hero’s songs served up in their own furious fashion.
The band has been performing, touring, and making records since early 2014 playing an average of 120 shows per year. The band looks with excitement and hungry ambition towards 2020 when they’ll be releasing and touring in support of their new record.