Profile

Michael Miles
Clawhammer banjo

Michael J. Miles is one of America's most innovative clawhammer
banjo players. His musical background is steeped in the folk & blues of
Chicago, in JS Bach and Motown, rock and roll, and the American Songbook
hits that his blue collar father sang in the car. With expansive
unpredictable repertoire and high-reaching musicality, his work is
described by Banjo Newsletter as: “a brilliant tour-de force that
effectively obliterates the limits of what was thought possible on
clawhammer banjo.” Hailed by the Chicago's legendary WXRT as
“Genius,” the Chicago Sun-Times simply says, “Give the banjo to
Michael J. Miles you'll hear a mighty soul stirring sound.”