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Miles From Nowhere

“For fans of the Jayhawks or Wilco you cannot go wrong with these guys… hell, if you dig Jeff Tweedy you may have just found your next favorite band. There are tinges of Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Toad the Wet Sprocket here that I latch onto. The phrasing, the arrangement, the guitar parts. There is a catchy and mesmerizing character in the track “Miles from Nowhere”. Michael Gray’s voice lends itself to some sort of nostalgia sentiment that I long for and rarely find. This is a win for me… listen up!”

Brian Carroll - Red Line Roots


American Beauties is an indie folk-rock band whose sound is reminiscent of the west coast folk-rock bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s. With rich guitar driven melodies, layered harmony vocals, and songs that ring nostalgic while conveying modern sounds and themes, American Beauties has been likened to CSNY, The Byrds, The Jayhawks, and Wilco.

Their debut full-length album Too Worn to Mend, recorded by two-time Grammy Award-winning engineer Ducky Carlisle and mastered by Roger Siebel (Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie), was released in October 2012. The record charted in the College Media Journal (CMJ) top 30 on 10 stations and has received airplay on over 160 college and independent radio stations in the US, Canada, and the UK.

American Beauties have opened for national recording artists Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Radney Foster (Foster and Lloyd), and Ari Hest (Birds of Paradise) and have performed on festival stages at the Black Potatoe Music Festival (2015, 2016, and 2018), MOVE Music Festival, and International Pop Overthrow.  The band has also shared live bills with notable New England acts When Particles Collide, Emily Grogan Band, Blue Light Bandits, Grace Morrison, and Amy and The Engine.

The band’s full-length sophomore release is due out in 2019.   


Black Potatoe Music Festival (NJ)

MOVE Music Festival (NY)

Wachusett Music Festival (MA)

Harvard Square Oktoberfest (MA)

Cape May Singer-Songwriter Conference (NJ)

International Pop Overthrow (Boston)

Utica Music and Arts Festival (NY)

Keene Music Festival (NH)

Block Island Music Festival (RI)


Plough and Stars (Cambridge, MA)

Atwood's Tavern (Cambridge, MA)

Middle East (Cambridge, MA)

Hard Rock Cafe (Boston, MA)

TT The Bears Place (Cambridge, MA)

Sally O'Brien's Pub (Somerville, MA)

Bull McCabes (Somerville, MA)

Radio Bean (Burlington, VT)

Sandywoods Center for The Arts (Tiverton, RI)


“Snow Blind” - The opening track from the album Too Worn To Mend. 

"Desolate Miles" - Live studio recording from the chapel.  

"Miles From Nowhere" - Opening song at the 22nd Black Potatoe Festival.