Ten Mile Tide
San Francisco (CA) – Wednesday, March 1, 2006 – Ten Mile Tide is proud to announce the release of their new self-titled album with national tour to follow. For their third album, Ten Mile Tide returned to their trusted producer, Jack Gauthier (Dispatch), and teamed up with bluegrass heroes and friends Don and Marty Lewis (the sons of Ralph Lewis of Bill Monroe fame) in a serene Rhode Island based studio called Lake West Recording. The 11 original tracks, forged on the road and played live long before they hit the studio, celebrate the band's last two and a half years of constant touring (including over 350 shows). The 1966 GMC bus, affectionately named "Old Skoggins," depicted on the album cover, served as the band's home for over a year. The bus is a fitting symbol for the emerging independent band and an album rich with the stories that fill this chapter of Ten Mile Tide's history.

Stories include island adventures with Lobster fisherman off the coast of Maine, all night "picks" with hillbillies in north Carolina, a bar room brawl in Washington D.C., frat-house beer bong challenges in Illinois, eating competitions to fill the tedium of off-days (Peeps, a gallon of milk, Cadbury Cream eggs, hot sauce, anchovies, etc.), drinking games and all-night jams in Boston, touring with their friends The Clumsy Lovers (and then covering their van in caution tape), a broken bus heater in the Montana winter, opening for their heroes (Dispatch) at Stanford, smoking with the Wailers in South Carolina, fireworks in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Wisconsin, their lead singer quitting, their guitarist dating the merch girl (also the fiddler's sister), their bassist mis-diagnosed with a brain tumor, playing in front of 1500 people in Utah, playing for four people in Nashville, being paid in chicken wings in Atlanta, breaking a piston in Columbia, SC, playing breakout performances at High Sierra and Wakarusa in the summer of 2005, hitting the top of the charts in Manhattan, KS, getting robbed in Manhattan, NY, being busted by a border patrol in Arizona, getting sponsored by clothing companies, getting tattoos from a fan in Arkansas, staying up all night before a $4000 gig, stripping for a bachelorette party, dealing with angry cops at every hour of the morning, girls who joined tour on the spur of the moment, the fiddle player smashing his finger after margaritas on a Maine ferry, showers in the bus stairwell/kinkos-bathrooms/lakes/rivers/ditches/truckstops/Wal-Mart bathrooms, and countless loves come and gone. The new album captures the spirit of all of it and the details of some.

Ten Mile Tide is five-piece independent band from San Francisco that describes their sound as feel-good acoustic rock, foot-stomping folk, and beer-drenched bluegrass. The band was formed in 1999 by twin brothers Jason Munning (lead electric guitar, vocals) and Justin Munning (rhythm acoustic guitar, vocals), who share lead vocal duties and harmonies on the album. The band is filled out by Steve Kessler (fiddle), Jeff Clemetson (bass), and John Morales (drums). In April of 2005, Ten Mile Tide was selected as the New Groove of the Month by Jambands.com. In the summer of 2004, Ten Mile Tide was selected as a finalist in Relix magazine's Jamoff Competition. Ten Mile Tide has shared the stage with other national touring acts such as The Wailers, Dispatch, moe., MOFRO, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Strangefolk, The Clumsy Lovers, Railroad Earth, The Slip, and The Samples, and has played festivals such as High Sierra, Wakarusa, Utah Arts, Mt. Helena, and Three Rivers Music Festival. The band has also received national and international media attention including CNN, the Denver Post, the Contra Costa Times, Canadian Broadcasting Channel, San Francisco Magazine, Stanford Magazine, and independent and college newspapers and radio across the country. With Ten Mile Tide's consent, users of the file-sharing program Kazaa have downloaded more than 10 million Ten Mile Tide songs worldwide. The band's growing Street Team now consists of more than 350 members in 45 U.S. States and ten countries. The new album will follow the 2003 release Midnight Is Early and the 2001 release Flow.

03.03 | Connecticut Yankee | San Francisco, CA
03.04 | Sweet Springs Saloon San Luis Obispo, CA
03.05 | 14 Below Santa Monica, CA
03.08 | Sherwin's Mammoth Lakes, CA
03.09 | Winston's San Diego, CA
03.10 | Mogollon Brewing Company Flagstaff, AZ
03.11 | Woody's Tavern Moab, UT
03.13 | Grovacious Benefit Cedar City, UT
03.14 | Mystic Hot Springs Monroe, UT
03.15 | The Hog Wallow Pub Salt Lake City, UT
03.17 | Fly Me To The Moon Telluride, CO
03.18 | The Summit Durango, CO
03.20 | Sancho's Broken Arrow Denver, CO
03.23 | Emerson Ballroom Bozeman, MT
03.25 | Miller's Crossing Helena, MT
03.29 | Imbibe Restaurant & Lounge Portland, OR
03.31 | The Grove Bend, OR
04.04 | Moe's Alley Santa Cruz, CA
04.11 | Pat's Blue Rib'n Manhattan, KS
04.21 | Nectar's Burlington, VT
04.28 | Common Ground Allston, MA
04.29 | Appalachian Brewing Company Harrisburg, PA
05.01 | The Relax Lounge at The Orchards Resturant Chambersburg, PA
05.05 | Pat's Blue Rib'n Manhattan, KS
05.06 | Dulcinea's 100th Monkey Denver, CO
05.12 | Whole Earth Festival Davis, CA
09.23 | Mulberry River Mountain Ranch Ozark, AR

[Published on: 3/1/06]

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ctyler610 Thu 3/2/2006 03:22PM
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No Washington dates?? BOO.