I would like to introduce "The Awesome Guys from About A Mile" as our "Artist of the Month" for the month of September. Here is the personal interview that we were blessed with.
Candie and Michelle: Were there other names in the mix before you decided on About A Mile? How did you make your decision?
About a Mile: I wish I could pick up my guitar with the same attitude Jesus had when he picked up the cross. When you think of "About A Mile" you can picture Jesus carrying his cross that far and it gives you the desire to serve others!
Candie and Michelle: :) What do you like most about living in TN? How does it compare to where you used to live?
About A Mile: I like the parks. They're really beautiful. It's about 15-20 degrees warmer than Butler, PA all the time so that's great! I miss my family at times, but we have family down here now so God is good.
Candie and Michelle: Yes he is! How do you balance your career with your family?
About A Mile: Family>career
Candie and Michelle: Did each of you grow up in a musical family?
About A Mile: We're blood brothers by the way. Yeah, our dad was a singer songwriter as a hobby and he was really good so I took after him and we loved jamming late into the night. My parents can sleep through anything! Well, anything except the tiptoeing of a teenager coming home late. ha ha
Candie and Michelle: LOL. Can y’all play any other instruments besides the ones you play now?
About A Mile: Luke plays mandolin and trumpet; he can pretty much dabble in everything. We can all play a little piano but I'd like to get really good at it.
Candie and Michelle: Go for it! :) Who are your biggest supporters?
About a Mile: That's hard to say but probably WORD records, Ian Eskelin and the radio stations that are playing us. No other support was possible without theirs.
Candie and Michelle: So glad you have that support. What was the first tune(s) you learned?
About A Mile: Looney Tunes ;)
Candie and Michelle: Ha ha! What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?
About A Mile: We've had Bible study at our house on Tuesdays since before I was born. There were a few talented friends that would share songs there. People that wrote songs at factories to stay sane, not at labels to get paid. There was something magical to me about those first encounters of songwriting. I rarely made it through a bible study without a song of my own written on the back of the study sheet.
Candie and Michelle: Good memories. :) Besides being musically inclined do you feel you have any other talents?
About A Mile: Levi can break dance and skateboard and ...basically is the most talented person I know! Any extreme sport he could go pro at; he can literally do everything great except for math. ha ha
Luke is really smart and a good businessman! He holds the brand together and he's a great writer!
I'm not the best at anything but God can use all of us :)
Candie and Michelle: Where has been your favorite place to perform on past tours so far?
About A Mile: All of the Winter jam shows have been incredible! It's more about the people and the setup than the location. Oceans are nice to play by though.
Candie and Michelle: I hope to go to a Winter jam show in the future. Is there anywhere that you haven’t performed at yet that you would really like to?
About A Mile: In small African villages that don't know Jesus. There are days when sold out arenas of Christians don't feel like enough but one unsaved person finding Jesus makes it feel like more than noise!
Candie and Michelle: :) Are there new songs or albums in the horizon for About A Mile?
About A Mile: We're writing every week! If the Lord chooses to bless us in that way we'll make as many albums as possible.
Candie and Michelle: If you weren’t a musician what would you see yourself doing as a career?
About A Mile: I'd open a summer camp where kids come and learn worship songs and call it "Jeremy Camp".
Candie and Michelle: He he. What advice would you give to your younger selves?
About A Mile:
Love like you're not scared
Give when it's not fair
Live life for another
Take time for a brother
Fight for the weak ones
Speak out for freedom
Find faith in the battle
Stand tall but above it all
Fix your eyes on Him
Candie and Michelle: Love that song. Great words to live by. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your fans?
About A Mile: We love you and we need your help getting the word out about our music!
Candie and Michelle: I hope we can help with that. How can fans discover more about you and you r music?
About A Mile: Go to Aboutamile.com and add us on all of your socials :)
Thank you Guys so much for taking the time to sit down with us. We both feel really blessed to be featuring you this month.
-Candie and Michelle