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Media darlings, JARED & THE MILL, have just wrapped up an extensive stadium tour in support of former Bee Gees front man, Barry Gibb. The group headed out on the road with Gibb on his most recent tour, Mythology the Tour Live, stopping everywhere from the Jones Beach Theatre to the Hollywood Bowl.
Jared & the Mill have recently struck a chord with fans and critics alike after this year’s SXSW, with their heartwarming gesture. The band had visited fan Mason Endres, and played an intimate concert in her hospital room, as she was one of the festival goers that was involved in the horrific vehicle accident that took place. Upon hearing the news that she was harmed in the event, Jared & the Mill decided to bring the show to Mason.
Following the story, Jared & the Mill gained the attention of high profiles outlets such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, Time, FUSE, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Mashable, Noisey, MSN, MTV, USA Today, NME, Buzzfeed, ABC News, and countless others.
The much talked about band, who hails from Phoenix, AZ, got their start in the summer of 2011. The group consists of Jared Kolesar, his long time friend Michael Carter, Larry Gast III, Josh Morin, and Chuck Morriss III, Gabe Hall-Rodrigues. The band brings to the table an eclectic mix of Indie Rock, Folk, and Americana, subtle doses of Jazz and the Blues.If there’s one common influence on an artist’s work, it’s certainly the landscape in which he lives. Their music has been called, compared and regarded by a number of different names, and they’ve been influenced and molded by many different events and people. But more than anything, They’’d like to think that some shred of the Southwest – their home – can be found in the heart of their music.
Jared & The Mill have shared the stage with The Killers, Flogging Molly, Youngblood Hawke, Cake, Horse Feathers and Joe Pug to name a few. Their latest record Western Expansion is out now.
“Jared & The Mill are fantastic. I think everyone will love them and they will add the perfect element to the whole show. Welcome aboard guys!” – Barry Gibb
“Like many seemingly inexplicable incidents, the Austin hit-and-run has brought out the best in those hoping to help the victims.”– Rolling Stone
“Live performances don’t get much more heartfelt and intimate than this.” – Time Magazine
“The Phoenix sextet Jared & The Mill manages to be one of those outfits to stamp their distinctiveness, employing and expanding upon previously understated textures in Americana folk.” – Pop Matters
“Naturally you’ll encounter busking at SXSW. Most of it is forgettable, but the exception is Jared & the Mill, a band that drove in from Phoenix and performed Tuesday. Whenever somebody’s playing a washboard on a street corner, it’s hard not t0 notice. Their infectious playing and underdog story helped pull in dozens of passersby, including me.” – CMT
“It’s hard to put a positive spin on something like this but it was a happy moment for all of us.” – Yahoo News
“Mason Endres, 18, sang along from her hospital bed as Jared & The Mill performed in her room.” – Huffington Post