Minks Miracle Medicine

Minks Miracle Medicine

John R. Miller & Engine Lights

Wed · October 24, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is all ages

Seating: We assign seats in order of when you purchase your tickets. All reservations are subject to a food and drink minimum of $13 per guest. We reserve the right to seat parties together at the same table in the event of a busy show.

Box Office: The Tin Pan charges lower fees for box office versus online sales. Our box office is open Mon-Sat 12PM-5PM. Please visit us during those hours or call 804-447-8189.

Minks Miracle Medicine - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Minks Miracle Medicine
Mink’s Miracle Medicine began in 2013 to explore the potential of sonic minimalism in country music. What could happen if each song was reduced to its purest form?: A telecaster guitar, weeping plucking and gliding over harmony, a simple three-piece drum kit crooning alongside, and above it, a singular powerful voice.

The idea birthed reality. Melissa Wright and Daniel Zezeski played their first show together to a packed show in a comic book shop. Since then, they have gone on to play all over the United States, indulging their deep-seated fascination with freight trains and cross-country road trips. Citing influence from artists like Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Neil Young, and The Beatles, their sound is raw, earthy and smells like a long and winding road that weaves around an undeniable longing, calling to mind early Tom Petty and shades of Patti Smith.

Individually and together, the pair have connected and collaborated with musicians around Washington D.C. for more than a decade. After graduating high school in the rural suburbs of the District, Melissa attended Berklee College of Music where she studied vocal performance, specializing in jazz, gospel, and other American roots music styles. She has performed with bluegrass legends Alison Krauss, Sierra Hull, and Ralph Stanley, as well as serving as an alternate on singer-songwriter Ben Folds’ Boston Symphony Hall Tour. After completing her degree, she moved back to Virginia to play upright bass in the up-and-coming traditional jazz group The Bumper Jacksons. Melissa continues to honor the local musical tradition by presenting a series of tributes to the great Patsy Cline, most recently collaborating with Jess Eliot Myhre of the Bumper Jacksons, Letitia VanSant, and Karen Collins to put on a tribute to Patsy Cline hosted by the Institute of Musical Traditions.

Foregoing the conservatory method, Daniel Zezeski got his start with punk and ska bands in his early teens. Donning a green mohawk, Daniel frequented a music venue owned by his uncle in Scranton, PA, and received a musical education one can only get from standing in the wings of a show, where one can truly see, feel, and breathe with the music and the audience. When he came of age, he ran away from home to hop freight trains, seeing the American landscape in the same way he saw music in his youth: fearlessly up close. On these trips, he carried an Epiphone Hummingbird guitar and began to write. The Hummingbird was destroyed in an accident that left him wheelchair bound for months, during which he learned to fingerpick like Leo Kottke and solidified his musical prowess. He has performed on stage with Lake, The Dangerous Ponies, Chamomile and Whiskey, and The Menzingers. His song “Casey” is featured on The Menzinger’s Epitaph Records release “On The Impossible Past”.

Mink’s Miracle Medicine continue to write, record, travel, and perform together, ultimately on a quest of true connection between musician and audience, to deliver the listener truth and beauty in its most pure, honest, distilled form.
John R. Miller & Engine Lights - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
John R. Miller & Engine Lights
John R Miller grew up in Hedgesville, a small town in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia where the mountains meet Interstate 81. A co-founding member of hard-traveling bands Prison Book Club and The Fox Hunt, and crafting a unique-and-familiar blend of country blues & folk, he has performed music in nearly all 50 states, Canada, Ireland, the UK, Japan, and much of Europe. He has twice appeared on NPR's Mountain Stage with The Fox Hunt, and as a bassist he has performed and toured extensively with the Hackensaw Boys, Locust Honey, William Matheny & the Strange Constellations, and many others. He has also been a featured songwriter and performer on the Travelin' Appalachians Revue. John can often be found performing solo, alongside fiddle player Chloe Edmonstone, or with his band The Engine Lights. New album is due in 2018 via Emperor Records.
Venue Information:
The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA, 23229