Did you miss the Music in the Mountains country bluegrass festival in Garden Valley? If so, you missed the up-and-coming folk-rock band Ten Mile Tide from San Francisco. This five-person band is led by identical twins, Justin and Jason Munning on rhythm and lead guitar respectively. They recently passed through Idaho to support their new CD, the self-titled Ten Mile Tide.
This is their third CD, however, it's only been the past couple years that this group's fan base has grown enough to support full-time touring. The bluegrass-tinged folk sound on the CD gives way to a more rousing, rocking live performances.
You won't hear lines like "all your bitchin' is scarin' my fishin'" any where else. That's the sentiment shared on the song "Find Your Own Way Home" about a guy who tells his girlfriend "this day is too perfect, this river's too clear." Their song titles range from "Bad Girls" to "Miss Those Days" to "Stuck Here in Paradise" and the words and music are as good as those titles imply.
Ten Mile Tide's 10 tracks close with "Briar Rose." It's more of a country tune, with prominent roles for both fiddle and slide guitar. A Hammond B3 organ adds to the ambience. Listening to this CD will have you checking Ten Mile Tide's Web site (www.tenmiletide.com) on a regular basis to see when their next stop in our area will be.