January 27, 2015
You know you have something special when your band is used in reference to having a night for the books. Ten Mile Creek has done this, along with establishing itself as a strong country band since its inception just two years ago. The hashtag #TMCstyle is a currently trending reference to those nights you’ll never remember with the friends you’ll never forget — those nights “(w)hen you are getting ready to go out and it’s not going to be any other night, but it’s going to be legendary. Show up or show out,” said Brendon Sapp, who plays guitar and covers vocals.
Ten Mile Creek has been no stranger to the Statesboro music scene, making frequent appearances at places around town such as Millhouse and Wild Wing Café. Although they hail from Claxton, the band feels perfectly comfortable in our neighboring town.
“It’s really fun to play Statesboro. That’s where we started, so it’s like home,” said Sapp.
Although Ten Mile Creek plays a large number cover songs, they still make time to share some originals. The band, which was recently signed as a Georgia Country artist, released a three-song EP in October along with a music video to their single “Dirt Road Princess.”
Ten Mile Creek recently gained recognition by making it to the top six bands nominated for Georgia Country Artist of the Year.
“We want our kids to say, ‘My dad followed my dreams and made it, so why shouldn’t I pursue my own?’ ” said Samarie Palmer, who carries drums and vocals.
Fans should keep an eye out for the release of the single “She Wears Midnight” through SMG Records this summer. In the meantime, Ten Mile Creek can be found playing some jams at Millhouse on Feb. 13 and Feb. 20 at Wild Wing Café.
The band can be heard on YouTube