Miles Nielson & the Rusted Hearts coming to Fallon |

Miles Nielson & the Rusted Hearts coming to Fallon

Churchill Arts Council
Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts will play at the Aug. 19 in-the-park concert on Oats Park’s Centennial Stage. |

Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts is coming to Fallon on Aug. 19 for a 7:30 p.m. performance on the Centennial Stage west of the Oats Park Art Center.

This is the second free concert-in-the-park this summer sponsored by the city of Fallon and the Churchill Arts Council.

The Stockman’s will provide food and non-alcoholic beverages:

The Fallon Elks Lodge will serve beer and wine. The Art Center’s Galleries and Bar will open after the show.

Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts is an Illinois-based folk-rock sextet (guitars, clarinet, Wurlitzer organ, violin, bass, saxophone and drums) whose musical influences range from Otis Redding’s classic ‘60s soul to the legendary power-pop of Jellyfish. They perform at a variety of clubs and alternative venues across the country and Europe, from Nashville and Memphis to Boston, from the Mercury Lounge in NYC to the Hard Rock Café in Prague. They’ve released three albums, most recently Heavy Metal.

Nielsen has spent nearly a decade bringing a diverse sound to the stage. In a a biographical account, he said, “Most of my childhood was spent on a tour bus

traveling across the country with Cheap Trick…” where the idea that songwriting is “a way for me to meld the world of dreams and real life.” An auspicious

beginning that resulted in a musical brew Miles calls “Beatle-esque Cosmic Americana.”

Nielsen is the son of Rick Nielson, the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Cheap Trick. described the album Heavy Metal and Nielsen as such in 2016: “Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts aren’t on your radar now — they will be soon. The Illinois folk rock outfit are currently on the road in support of their brand new studio album Heavy Metal, which has received rave reviews from publications such as Popdose, Ultimate Classic Rock and Innocent Words. Today, we’re proud to premiere the music video for the title track, which was directed by Melissa Revels and edited by Robert J. Williams.”