Join Escaping Pavement in quartet form for a rare Metro-Detroit appearance to celebrate Earth Day and the release of their new EP based on their Whiterock Conservancy artist-in-residence stint. Expect an evening of nature-inspired tunes, good laughs, great stories, and camaraderie over our wonderful planet!
Fueled by the graceful grit and fine fiery energy of their acoustic guitar, mandolin, and swooning harmonies, Escaping Pavement integrates the uniquely holistic qualities of folk, bluegrass, and americana music as a way of accessing an elemental peace of mind that’s always quietly waiting for us out there in the wilderness. Consisting of vocalists/instrumentalists Aaron Markovitz and Emily Burns, with Kosta Kapellas on the bass and Loren Kranz on the drums, the nationally-touring, award-winning, Detroit-based group is spreading their roots-based message far and wide. Find out why Jeff Milo of the DeepCutz Blog said, “Escaping Pavement make sparseness stunning. The mandolin and acoustic guitar crackle together like a mesmerizing bonfire, and the voices of the pair blend together like the azure purple and tawny oranges of a vibrant sunset…”
A Petoskey-born Northern Michigander, Sean Miller grew up surrounded by music and remembers banging on a piano until his parents had him take up lessons. Miller spent most of his youth playing piano and percussion and travelled the Midwest in multiple high school and college performing groups and ensembles with performing at Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) and the Society of Ethnomusicology (SEM) as some of his larger achievements.
Miller first picked up the guitar — his main instrument — at the age of 16 and taught himself to play with influences ranging from Gregory Alan Isakov to Tom Petty and John Mayer to Dave Matthews.
Now, having performed across the state of Michigan with his band, The Real Ingredients, and across the midwest as a solo act, his bedroom dreams have turned into a budding professional music career.
Within the last two years, Miller has also had main and second stage performances at a number of festivals including FarmFest and PondJam while also appearing at Blissfest, HippieFest, Festival on the Bay, Earthworks Harvest Gathering, the Water is Life Festival, the Great Indoor Folk Fest and more. As a solo artist he has also recorded a song with Katie Larson of The Accidentals and opened for other Michigan acts including A Brighter Bloom, Brotha James, Seth Bernard and more.
2018 saw the release of a demo album with a total of five tracks that he takes from festival to festival and gig to gig. However, he is currently also working on a full-length studio album “coming soon.”
This year Miller also performed in the performance lane and in multiple private showcases at Folk Alliance Regional Midwest in Grand Rapids, Michigan.