Mile Twelve’s Bronwyn Keith-Hynes goes solo on new album “Fiddler’s Pastime”

A child prodigy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes picked up a fiddle at the age of 3 and by the time she turned 16 she was off to Boston, having won a scholarship to attend the American Roots Music Program at Berklee College of Music.

It was in Boston, in 2014, that she and her bandmates formed Mile Twelve. In 2018 she won an International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Award for her fiddle playing. This year she is nominated for an IBMA with Mile Twelve for Instrumental Group of the Year and with Becky Buller and a host of others for Collaborative Recording of the Year for Buller’s Barber’s Fiddle project.

Bronwyn Keith-Hynes

It was in Boston, in 2014, that she and her bandmates formed Mile Twelve. In 2018 she won an International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Award for her fiddle playing. This year she is nominated for an IBMA with Mile Twelve for Instrumental Group of the Year and with Becky Buller and a host of others for Collaborative Recording of the Year for Buller’s Barber’s Fiddle project.

In September she will release her first solo album, “Fiddler’s Pastime,” recorded in Nashville with an all-star lineup that includes Tim O’Brien, Sierra Hull, Sara Jarosz, Chris Eldridge, the Ramblin’ Po Boys’ Laura Orshaw, and others. The album is produced by Sam Bush Band banjo player Wes Corbett, who shares songwriting credits on the four originals Keith-Hynes penned for this effort.

We talked to her about the new album, and much more, in an interview for an upcoming piece for the British Bluegrass News. In this excerpt, Keith-Hynes talks about some of the musical collaborations that inspired the album and talks about each of the 12 tracks on the album, which can be ordered at www.bronywynkeithhynes.com.