Mink’s Miracle Medicine began in 2013 when Melissa Wright and Daniel Zezeski begin to explore the potential of sonic minimalism in country music. Influenced by artists like Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Neil Young, and The Beatles, their sound is raw, earthy and smells like a long and winding road that weaves around an undeniable longing, calling to mind early Tom Petty and shades of Patti Smith.
Indvidually and together, the pair have connected and collaborated with musicians around Washington D.C. for more than a decade. Melissa has performed with bluegrass legends Alison Krauss, Sierra Hull, and Ralph Stanley, The Bumper Jacksons, as well as serving as an alternate on singer-songwriter Ben Folds’ Boston Symphony Hall Tour. Daniel has performed on stage with Lake, The Dangerous Ponies, Chamomile and Whiskey, and The Menzingers. His song “Casey” is featured on The Menzinger’s Epitaph Records release “On The Impossible Past”.
Mink’s Miracle Medicine continue to write, record, travel, and perform together, ultimately on a quest of true connection between musician and audience, to deliver the listener truth and beauty in its most pure, honest, distilled form.
Born in Clarksville Tennessee, just 40 miles outside of Nashville, Earleine grew up immersed in musical culture. At 18 she picked up the guitar, and soon began writing her own songs. Earleine made her way to the mountains in the winter of 2016 to expand her musical horizons. Genuine and shockingly honest, her songwriting is mixed with poetic lyricism, and dreamy harmonies that seem to lift hard time memories into ephemeral realms. Earleine's style is a swirl of folk, rock, blues, and roots under a blanket of soul.
The Dead of Winter plays the songs of the Grateful Dead. The band came together in the winter of 2015 as a one-off project to raise money for local charities in Boone, North Carolina. Due to the favorable reception that the band received in its first gigs, they decided to play more often. The six-piece band includes musicians of more than a dozen other Boone-based bands.