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.”