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The Skinny: Miggs isn’t the new kid on the block. They’ve been “one of the best bands you’ve never heard of” for a while now, with more almost-famous stories than thought possible and they’re not showing any signs of letting go or letting up in 2010.

For Don Miggs, after four albums and a revolving door for musicians, it was time to take stock; “We released Unraveled (2008, Rock Ridge Music), the drummer left, and Michael (Lombardo, bass guitar) and I went on the road trying to find our identity. It got tiring constantly introducing new members to each other and I’m sure our fans started to lose interest in a group that wasn’t even able to stay a group.”

Calling on Kyle Cook (Matchbox Twenty) to play matchmaker, the guys were introduced to drumming sensation Ryan Scarbrough. Fed up with the Nashville “gun for hire” scene and wanting to be part of something more permanent, Ryan jumped right in. Musically aligned, the band toured relentlessly through 2008-2009, finding an undeniable groove with each other and the new material. Audiences and critics agreed. They couldn’t wait to see how this group would sound in the studio.

In December 2009, they found out when multi-platinum producer/engineer Ken Lewis (Fall Out Boy, Kanye West) signed on to translate this on-stage chemistry into a gripping studio album. The result is the upcoming Wide Awake (Rock Ridge, Spring 2010), easily Miggs’ most accomplished, fresh-sounding and accessible collection of songs to date.

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