Best of ’11: Milo Greene

Milo GreeneThe Best Songs You (Maybe) Didn’t Hear 2011
Track 10: Milo Greene, “1954”

I discovered Milo Greene in the nicest, most roundabout, Kevin-Bacon-game-y way: I went to see Adele while she toured behind 21 & fell in love with her openers from that tour, The Civil Wars. I caught The Civil Wars when they returned to Boston in the fall, this time headlining, and fell in love with their opening act, Milo Greene. Most of the audience, in fact, fell in love with Milo Greene that night: during the intermission, their merch table was mobbed, temporarily running out of CDs & vinyl 45s.

For good reason, too: Milo Greene’s music is a wonderful mix of pickin’ Americana/folk and plugged-in British rock, and their stage presence is great — band members rotate from instrument to instrument in between witty & heartfelt stage banter. They’ve gotten a good Mumford & Sons comparison from Entertainment Weekly, and I’m hoping they get a lot more attention 2012. Check out a nifty live rendition of “1957”:

Like what you hear? Head to their Bandcamp page to purchase their debut EP, The Hello Sessions.