Devon O'Day, WSM Radio, Grand Ole Opry
HERE IS A PLAYLIST OF VIDEOS FEATURING OUR 5 OR 6 PIECE BAND. (VIDEOS PLAY BACK TO BACK)
HERE IS A PLAYLIST OF VIDEOS FEATURING US AS A DUO. (VIDEOS PLAY BACK TO BACK)
HERE IS A PLAYLIST OF VIDEOS FEATURING US AS A TRIO. (VIDEOS PLAY BACK TO BACK)
Few Miles South is a female fronted, national touring country and roots group created by Grammy nominated producer/engineer, Blake English, and classically trained singer, Tori Lund. Dubbed "the country Pretenders" (WSM, Grand Ole Opry Radio), Tori's ethereal vocals are the yin to Blake's “grandiose guitar picking, that even the likes of Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle would be proud of” (The Boot). Thoughtful songs set to nostalgic twang and knee slappin' grooves attract listeners across generations. Their first single "On Down the Road" was awarded HOTDISC Country's Best International Music Video in 2017 and they've since had 3 singles in the Top 10 on UK's HOTDISC Country Radio Chart. Their songs have been featured on PBS and GPB, Fox Sports and Ditty TV, they've performed at festivals including Stagecoach (CA), WE Fest (MN), Red Ants Pants (MT), MusikFest (PA), Jasper Folk Festival (AB), and opened for Shenandoah, Reckless Kelly, Daniel Donato, Eddie 9V, The Kentucky Headhunters, Junior Brown, John R. Miller and more. They have 3 studio releases, a recent 2022 single/music video, "Doggone", featuring collaboration with Grammy/IBMA winning fiddler, Michael Cleveland and plan to unveil a new album in 2023. FMS does all their writing, producing and recording from English's own Southern Fried Studio down in the Georgia pines.
Few Miles South is a female fronted, country and roots group created by south GA raised, Blake English, and Los Angeles native, Tori Lund. The two met in 2014 while playing in an L.A. church. Tori, a classically trained singer and music teacher, and Blake, a multi-instrumentalist, Grammy nominated producer/engineer and owner of Southern Fried Studio, connected over a shared love of country music. They began to write and record songs with intentions to shop them to other artists, but a couple years bonding with their catalog compelled them to wrangle up some local musicians and form a band. Eager to pursue music and ditch the city, Tori and Blake quit their jobs and headed south.
FMS offers a refreshing take on the traditional genre, while "aiming to revive the golden age of Country music" (KCRW, NPR). Tori's ethereal vocals are the yin to Blake's “grandiose guitar picking, that even the likes of Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle would be proud of” (The Boot). Inspired by artists like Hank Williams, Jerry Reed, Emmylou Harris and The Band, thoughtful songs, nostalgic twang and knee slappin' grooves attract listeners across generations. Their first single "On Down the Road" was awarded HOTDISC Country's Best International Music Video in 2017, and they’ve since had 3 singles in the Top 10 on UK’s HOTDISC Country Radio Chart. Live radio and TV performances include ABC and WSM Radio, their songs have been featured on PBS and GPB, Fox Sports, and music videos premiered on Ditty TV, CME (Country Music Entertainment), LocalNow and Nashville Country TV.
“Stick[ing] to the tried and true country backroads” (Skope Magazine) has steered FMS to perform at festivals throughout N. America, including Stagecoach (CA), WE Fest (MN), Red Ants Pants (MT), MusikFest (PA), Jasper Folk Festival (AB), and opened for Shenandoah, Reckless Kelly, The Kentucky Headhunters, Daniel Donato, Eddie 9V, Junior Brown, John R. Miller and more. They have 3 studio releases, Might Could EP (2018), Californ I Aint (2019) and Wiregrass EP (2020), and most recently (May 2022) a hybrid bluegrass single/video, “Doggone”, featuring another collaboration with Michael Cleveland. They are currently at work on their next album while traveling and performing around the US. Blake and Tori pride themselves on handling all their writing, producing and recording together from English's own Southern Fried Studio deep in the Georgia pines.
"Aiming to revive the golden age of Country music."
"grandiose guitar picking, that even the likes of Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle would be proud of."
" The lyricist of the pair, Lund definitely has the country ‘twang’ in her powerhouse vocals and she knows how to use it."
"As Country as it can be. Infectious and upbeat Country music that dives between the Nashville and Oklahoma sound."
"...Bakersfield and Rockabilly, 'Baker-billy'"
"Whereas so much contemporary Country music seems to have caught the pop and rock musical freeway, Few Miles South sticks with the tried and true Country backroads."
"That boy can handle that goddam telecaster and that lil' girl can sing, shit!"
"I first came across 'On Down The Road' almost by accident but I'm so pleased that I found it! Blake and Tori have come up with a toe tappin' tune, perfect for blasting out in the car or placing onto a Country radio show! Gets me going every time I hear it and it has also made me very keen to get hold of some more Few Miles South tunes too!"
Dave Watkins, The Country Mile, England
Stagecoach Festival - CA
WE Fest - MN
Mighty Roots Music Festival - MS
Red Ants Pants Festival - MT
Jasper Folk Festiva - AB, Canada
Peanut Proud Festival - GA
Live at the Opera - AL
Topanga Days - CA
MusikFest - PA
Sail Fest - CT
Put-In-Bay Music Fest - OH
Nowoodstock Festival - WY
Seawalk Music Festival - FL
Due South - GA
Suwannee Fest - GA
Boudleaux Bryant Festival - GA
River Fest - AL
Escapees RV Rally - WY
Miller Theater - GA
Marina Civic Center - FL
Martine Theatre- FL
Heartwood Sound Stage - FL
Blue Jay Listening Room - FL
Smith's Olde Bar - GA
Isis Music Hall - NC
Million Dollar Cowboy Bar - WY
David Street Station - WY
The Mint - ID
Woody Guthrie Center - OK
Chattanooga Convention Center - TN
The Rose - CA
Little Bear Saloon - CO
The Purple Fiddle - WV
The Floyd Country Store - VA
KJ's Hideaway (MN)
PBS/GPB - GA
WBKO TV - KY
WGGC Radio, Goober - KY
WSPA TV, Your Carolina - NC
WAME Radio - NC
KTUL TV, My Tulsa - OK
KTGX Radio, The Twister - OK
WSM, Grand Ole Opry Radio - TN
WDVX, Blue Plate Special - TN
Seacrest Studios, Nashville Children's Hospital - TN
Nashville Access Podcast
KQSW, WYORadio - WY
Georgia Songbirds Podcast
Front Range Radio
Pretoria Fields Radio
Michael Cleveland, Bob "Boo" Bernstein, Bruce Burch, Tim Jackson, Rusty Tinder,
Shenandoah, Reckless Kelly, Daniel Donato, The Kentucky Headhunters, Eddie 9V, Junior Brown, John R. Miller, Suzy Bogguss, Taj Mahal, The Mavericks, Drivin N Cryin, Nikki Lane, Watchhouse (formerly Mandolin Orange), Mipso, The Lone Bellow, Brent Cobb, Jefferson Starship, Jimmie Allen, Melody Trucks Band, Red Clay Strays, Raelyn Nelson Band, Lee Brice, Maggie Rose, Marty Raybon, Cary Morin, Tim Easton & more