Gene and Gayla Mills

Gene and Gayla Mills

Jul 29, 2017 |  0 comments
Date: Jul 29, 2017 Time: 8:00 pm Price: $10.00 advance / $13.00 door Type: Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Folk
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Gene and Gayla Mills play new roots music—modern folk tinged with bluegrass and country, featuring Gene’s award-winning original songs. In their 2015 album, Walk on Solid Ground, Gene and Gayla appeal to the head and heart with original songs exploring the breadth and nuance of life. Gene’s songs tell rich stories, many based on real people from Virginia—miners, farmers, lovers, and soldiers. The song “Another Day” has won two songwriting awards, and “No Dominion Over Me” has become a rallying cry for those fighting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Gene and Gayla’s debut album, If Stones Could Talk, reached #5 on the Roots Music Report Folk Chart and #11 on the Folk DJ chart.

Gene has won over twenty country, folk, and instrumental songwriting awards. He is also an accomplished flatpicking guitarist and lead singer. Gayla’s bass playing—solid, rhythmic, and melodic—is accompanied by her tender harmonies. Married over 30 years, Gene and Gayla have been playing as a duo since 2004. “The dynamic between the both of them is just beautiful. It’s a sweet thing to watch.” (Karen Atkinson, WHAN Radio).

Gene and Gayla have played at the Oak Grove Music Festival, Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (official showcase), Crozet Music Festival, Richmond Irish Festival, Nashville Songwriter’s Festival, and Fredericksburg Songwriters’ Showcase. They have played in listening rooms and bars, at house concerts, weddings, and funerals, and with musicians of all stripes.

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