Rating: 5 out of 5.

CONCRETE MILE was formed in 2018 by songwriter/vocalist/guitarist WEB BURRELL and bassist/vocalist/recording engineer TIM STARNES. In 2019 they added guitarist/vocalist GEORGE OSWALD and drummer/percussionist MARK MORROW. The band recorded and released their self-titled 10 song debut during the 2020 pandemic.

The Band:

WEB BURRELL spent several years as a studio musician in Los Angeles, recording with luminaries Waddy Wachtel, Randy Bachman, and Gary Usher. Web co-produced, and performed on the album There’s An Innocent Face (Elektra Records) with Curt Boettcher, earning him voting membership for the Grammys. Web also released an independent 12-song solo record on which he sings and plays all the instruments. His performance highlights include the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, and an opening set for U2 on their first U.S. tour.

TIM STARNES has performed throughout the U.S. in a band that recorded an album at Prince’s Paisley Park Studios (Atlantic Records), and also won the $100,000 grand prize in TV’s Star Search competition. Tim is a gifted audio engineer and music editor who has contributed to 30 motion pictures, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Departed. He has recorded orchestras in London and Switzerland, contributed original music to numerous film scores, and manages CineSamples, a virtual instrument company serving film composers worldwide.

GEORGE OSWALD hails from Boise, ID, where he honed his chops with local fave bands the Dream Children and Paragon. Moving to SoCal, he played some of LA’s legendary showcase venues, including the Troubadour, the Starwood, and the Whiskey A Go Go. George’s melodic playing, singing and songwriting are featured on the album “Reclamation” by David Swanson (RCA Records), and his improv skills are highlighted on releases by jam-band o3o (indie BCP Records). George brings a unique blend of sonic sensibilities to Concrete Mile.

MARK MORROW is a graduate of Musicians Institute/P.I.T. in Hollywood, CA has performed and recorded with Dirty Blonde (Outpost /Capitol), Grammy Award winning mastering engineer Evren Goknar (Spill Records), 20 Second Cycle (New World), and renowned Hendrix tribute act Stone Free Experience. He has performed in premier music venues in Los Angeles, including the Whisky a Go Go, Troubadour, and Viper Room, and major festivals including SXSW in Austin, TX.

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