Friday: Six Mile Grove makes pop music, prosthetic limbs |

Friday: Six Mile Grove makes pop music, prosthetic limbs

Special to the DailySix Mile Grove plays a 9 p.m. show, Saturday at South Park's American Legion Stage in Fairplay.

Building prosthetic arms and legs isn’t making music, but it’s Brandon Sampson’s daytime creative outlet.

“It’s kinda like art, you know, like sculpting or painting,” the Six Mile Grove vocalist and chief songwriter said of his day job.

Sampson has been building limbs almost as long as he’s been playing in bands ” usually with his brother, drummer Brian Sampson. The two formed Six Mile Grove in 1997.

“It’s always great to have your brother there,” Brandon said. “It’s second nature. It’s nice to have him as the foundation.”

Preceding the release of “Bumper Crop,” Six Mile’s latest album, the band took an extended break from playing club shows, which was keeping them busy five nights a week.

“But we never really had time to rehearse,” Brandon said. “So we decided to take some time off, rehearse … listen to old country, some roots music. We really grew as a group.”

The four-piece pop band ” rounded out by Dezi Wallace on bass and Barry Nelson on keyboards and lead guitar ” hopes its South Park gig lands them some much-needed exposure.

“We’re not in Nashville. We’re not in New York City. We’re in the middle of a corn field in Minnesota,” Brandon said. “We all grew up in a town of 500 people.”

They’ll fit nicely in Fairplay ” population 610.

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