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The Miners w/ Wild Swingers Near You

The Royal is thrilled to welcome The Miners back to our stage! Opening the night is Wild Swingers Near You!

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The Miners w/ Wild Swingers Near You
The Miners w/ Wild Swingers Near You

Time & Location

Oct 22, 2022, 8:00 PM – 11:10 PM

Glenside, 1 S Easton Rd, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

About the event

The Miners are an original alt country band based in Philadelphia, PA (yes, there are alt country bands in Philly).  Originally formed in 2007, The Miners are known for their country-infused, alt country originals influenced by the likes of Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown, Gram Parsons, and Merle Haggard.  Co-founded by Keith Marlowe (lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar), the current line-up also includes Gregg Hiestand (bass), Vaughn Shinkus (drums, backing vocals) and Brian Herder (pedal steel guitar) who leads a rotating cast of local pedal steel, lap steel and electric guitar players.

The Miners released their first full-length album, Megunticook, on October 22, 2021.  The album features 10 Marlowe-penned never released originals and is available on 180-gram vinyl (including limited edition red vinyl) as well as nearly all digital formats (Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, etc.).  

The album’s first single, "Without You" premiered on Americana Highways with the accompanying video premiering on Americana UK and the follow up single, "Leaving for Ohio", premiered on American Blues Scene.  The album was named one of the top albums of 2021 by American Roots UK and is receiving national and international airplay including on WXPN's Americana Music Hour.

In September 2019, The Miners released their cover of Miller’s Cave, the Cowboy Jack Clement Classic previously recorded by Gram Parsons, Bobby Bare, Hank Snow, Charlie Pride and Doug Sahm among others.  The single received airplay in the U.S. and the U.K. and has been reviewed by Americana focused blogs such as Adobe & Teardrops.

In late 2012, The Miners released their debut six-song EP, Miner’s Rebellion to critical acclaim and notable airplay. The Miners received a featured write-up on No Depression, were featured twice on Bill Frater’s legendary podcast, Freight Train Boogie, and drew praise from alt country/Americana blogs both in the U.S. and overseas where it was named a Top-10 release for 2013 by Adobe & Teardrops, was chosen as the #1 Debut Release of 2013 by the blog Popa’s Tunes, and a Best of 2013 by UK radio show Standing in the Shadows of Lev.  Miners’ Rebellion received airplay on alt country/Americana radio programs and podcasts in the U.S. and overseas including Radio Free Americana (Verona, VA; #11 on their weekly top-200 artists in February 2013), Wrecking Ball Radio (Chapel Hill, NC; #1 on weekly playlist in March 2013), Standing in the Shadows of Lev (UK), and the Songriver Show (Netherlands).

The Miners purposely limit their live shows to a half dozen or so per year at a variety of Philadelphia’s top venues including Ardmore Music Hall, World Café Live, MilkBoy Philly, 118 North, Dawson Street Pub, and Jamey’s House of Music.  The Miners have opened for national touring acts including the Outlaws, John Wesley Harding/Wesley Stace, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Don Dixon and Scott H. Biram.  For the past 5 years, The Miners have hosted a sold-out benefit at World Café Live (upstairs) raising money for Breast Cancer charities such as Living Beyond Breast Cancer.  The Miners have also played a variety of local festivals including Philadelphia’s OvalXP, the Abington Art Center Summer Concert Series, the Jenkintown Arts Festival (main stage), the Cheltenham Township Summer Concert Series, the Philadelphia Country Music Festival and Awbury Arboretum Harvest Festival.

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Instagram: @theminerspa

Twitter: @theminerspa BandCamp: Apple Music: Miners on Apple Music

Spotify: Miners on Spotify

Reverbnation: Songkick: Miners on Songkick e-mail:

Opening the Night is Wild Swinger Near You! WSNY is an acoustic garage punk duo consisting of Gerry McGoldrick (ex-Napalm Sunday) and Matt Maguire (ex-Bensons, Larabee). Formed with the purpose to play simple 3 (sometimes 4) chord songs and annoy their wives and kids.

Tickets are $15 online pre-sale / $18 at the door (cash or Venmo). Tickets available at

The Ways Restaurant & Brewery will be selling their delicious beer. No outside beer permitted. BYO-Wine is allowed with a $10 corkage fee. No Hard Liquor. Visit for more information!

The Royal's Health & Safety protocols can be found at:


Guests of The Royal are permitted to park in the parking lot of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Enter the lot on Mt. Carmel Avenue, on the other side of Easton Road. Parking is available at the Glenside Train Station, but at your own risk as we are not associated or contracted with SEPTA. Street parking is also available.


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