Friday, November 18, 2016, at 8 pm
Come and meet the family you never knew you had. Miles to Dayton’s music happens at a personal level, their message of love blending elements of folk, rock, classical, and funk into an irresistible invitation. The M2D recipe is simple: four-part vocal harmony, clever songwriting, improvisational violin and cello, and an infectious rhythm section that stirs up the creative stew.
At the heart of their unique marriage of styles lies a real-life marriage: vocalist Krista Preddice shares the microphone with husband Jonathan Preddice, who, in addition to being the principal songwriter for the group, also shines on guitar, cello, accordion, and trumpet. Bassist Dave March (Krista’s brother) and dynamic violinists Leanne Strom and Alisa Rabbitt (Jon’s sister) add depth to the vocal harmonies, with Dave’s low, soulful bass and the double violin soaring classical virtuosity providing the sonic bookends for the M2D sound. Drummer Brian Kroll, propels the music forward with an exciting and funky edge.
Having built a large grass roots following of fans young and old, Miles to Dayton has headlined performances at the Patchogue Theater and sold out the Boulton Center, with notable gigs at the Paramount Theatre, Great South Bay Music Festival and the NoFo Rock and Folk Festival. They’ve been the featured artist at the Acoustic Long Island Podcast and Summer Concert, emerging artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and have performed in intimate listening rooms such as Club Passim in Boston, and the Living Room in NYC.
Equally at home in the acoustic or full band setup, m2d has shared the stage with the likes of The Infamous Stringdusters, Rhett Miller, The Subdudes, Jorma Kaukonen, The Dirt Farmer Band, Tom Paxton, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, and Richie Havens, to name a few.
Recent Highlights include:
- Featured in Oprah Magazine, ValsList , the Long Island Pulse and the Lefsetz Letter.
- Opened for The Infamous Stringdusters, Southside Johnny, Rhett Miller, Amy Helm + Larry Campbell and the Dirt Farmers
- Performed at the Patchogue Theater, The Paramount,
- Great South Bay Music Festival, NOFO Rock and Folk Fest, Black Potatoe Festival, Bradstock!
- Emerging artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 2012
- Quad Showcase at NorthEast Regional Folk Alliance 2012
- Formal Showcase at NorthEast Regional Folk Alliance 2013
- On the Air at WFUV, WEHM, WUSB, WRCN….
“I’ve got multiple invites to go to gigs tomorrow night, I’ve said no to all, the acts have even got major label deals, but if someone told me Miles To Dayton was in town, I’d be THERE! Because their music touched me, I was energized by it.”
Children under 12: $6 (very young children are free)
Tickets on sale at the door.
Sorry, no pre-sales are available.
The Our Times Coffeehouse, staffed entirely with volunteers, has been presenting live music for over 26 years. OTC is dedicated to supporting affordable folk music on Long Island, and over the years has hosted hundreds of outstanding performers in a warm, intimate setting. The Our Times Coffeehouse is a joint project of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island (EHS) and the Long Island Progressive Coalition (LIPC), with the assistance of the Research and Education Project of Long Island (REP-LI).