Location: Sultan, Washington, United States of America
Label: nobro records
A Songwriter, Singer, Storyteller, Slide Guitarist and Sawplayer from Chicago's South Side residing in Seattle
Turns trash into musical treasure, his own homemade Nobro resophonic guitars, constructed from repurposed junk culled from garage sales, swap meets, thrift stores...
Earthy vocals, Delta style finerpickin' and bottleneckin' combine with the rhythmic moans of Blues harp, while foot stompin' abounds, creating authentic American Acoustic Roots Blues
An aficionado of storytelling, tall tales are intricately woven effortlessly into the fabric of music and songs
A Folk/Blues fingerpicker of whimsical found and self-penned songs
A virtuoso in the musical folk art of bowed hand saw melodies
An award winning songwriter, recording and performance artist who has gained multinational media attention via recent compositions like, "Wall Street Bailout Blues"
Featured in a half dozen documentary films and videos, multi-million dollar major industry productions, on the CDs of more than a dozen Northwest artists, in addition to 21 self produced recordings since 1995
What others are saying about Reggie Miles...
"Channeled Bukka White, Furry Lewis, Robert Johnson, Ken Kesey, and Salvadore Dali" (Brian G)
"Traditional bluesie - brilliant... A mixture of Bluesey, jazzy, juggy, eclectic stuff... Solid" (Rick Fielding)
"Shel Silverstein meets Leonard Cohen" (Anon)
"Country blues with a novelty twist....a down home gravely voice and a driving slide guitar" (Chris Lunn, Victory Music Review)
"I've been to LA. I've been to New York. I've been to San Francisco, Chicago, Memphis, Kansas City and New Orleans and I have never heard anybody like you!" (Anon)
"Tom Waits meets Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Great music!" (Chris)
"Reggie Miles in my humble opinion is great! It just does not get any better than this. What a talent! Oh, and by the way, I love the sound of that resonator guitar he uses!" (Ron Ryan, Ghost writer for The Dave Clark Five)
"One part Sonny Terry, one part Tiny Tim, three parts Mister T" (Amos Jessup)
"Extremely entertaining and downright fun! Wonderfully wacky... Reggie Miles has succeeded in capturing the vaudevillian essence of depression era blues. Amazingly eerie, bizarre, interpretations featuring Reggie playing a saw." (Diane Wells)