Whiskey Jam + The Miners
Bonfire Presents

Whiskey Jam Band

$10.00 - $12.00
Ages 21+
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation. Tickets on sale now!

The Miners

The Miners are an original alt country band based in Philadelphia, PA (yes, there are alt country bands in Philly). Originally formed in 2007, The Miners are known for their country-infused, alt country originals influenced by the likes of Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown, Gram Parsons, and Merle Haggard. Co-founded by Keith Marlowe (lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar), the current line-up also includes Gregg Hiestand (bass), Vaughn Shinkus (drums, backing vocals) and Brian Herder (pedal steel guitar) who leads a rotating cast of local pedal steel, lap steel and electric guitar players.

The Miners have begun work on their new full length album scheduled for an early 2020 release. The yet untitled album will feature 10 Marlowe-penned never released originals and will be available on vinyl along with digital formats. In September 2019, The Miners released their cover of Miller’s Cave, the Cowboy Jack Clement Classic previously recorded by Gram Parsons, Bobby Bare, Hank Snow, Charlie Pride and Doug Sahm among others. The single has already received airplay in the U.S. and the U.K. and has been reviewed by Americana focused blogs such as Adobe & Teardrops.

In late 2012, The Miners released their debut six-song EP, Miner’s Rebellion to critical acclaim and notable airplay. The Miners received a featured write-up on No Depression, were featured twice on Bill Frater’s legendary podcast, Freight Train Boogie, and drew praise from alt country/Americana blogs both in the U.S. and overseas where it was named a Top-10 release for 2013 by Adobe & Teardrops, was chosen as the #1 Debut Release of 2013 by the blog Popa’s Tunes, and a Best of 2013 by UK radio show Standing in the Shadows of Lev. Miners’ Rebellion received airplay on alt country/Americana radio programs and podcasts in the U.S. and overseas including Wrecking Ball Radio (Chapel Hill, NC; #1 on weekly playlist in March 2013), Radio Free Americana (Verona, VA; #11 on their weekly top-200 artists in February 2013), Redbud Radio Show (Indianapolis, IN), The Miller Tells Hers Tale (UK), Standing in the Shadows of Lev (UK), and the Songriver Show (Netherlands). Miners’ Rebellion also received Philadelphia airplay on WXPN on Helen Leicht’s XPN Local Show.�

The Miners live shows feature their originals plus a few tasty classic/alt country covers. The Miners purposely limit their live shows to a half dozen or so per year at a variety of Philadelphia’s top venues including World Café Live (Downstairs and Upstairs), MilkBoy Philly, Bourbon & Branch, and Dawson Street Pub as well as former venues such as the Tin Angel and North by Northwest. For the past 5 years, The Miners have hosted a sold-out benefit at World Café Live (upstairs) raising money for Breast Cancer charities such as Living Beyond Breast Cancer. The Miners have also played a variety of local festivals including the Jenkintown Arts Festival (main stage) and Awbury Arboretum Harvest Festival.

Proceeds from this show benefit the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation. Since its inception in 1987, The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation has raised over 10 million dollars. The money we raise goes to benefit the kids from 0-5 years of age. We get to the kids by supporting the child care teachers who represent one of the most undervalued and unappreciated professions in the country. Studies have proven that money spent on early childhood education will allow us to save money on rehabilitation many years down the road. It’s the equivalent of planting a seed. Our mission is affordable, high quality child care for all children. We believe its one of the keys to our country's long term success.

Venue Information:
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107