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  • Location: Sultan, Washington, United States of America
  • Label: nobro records
  • Press kit: pdf zip

Reggie Miles...

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)

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  • Vanessa Littrell's picture
    Mmhmmm
    Left by Vanessa Littrell, on May 7, 2010 - 11:27
    I can sit here and be rocked by your fabulous dobro!!!! But let's not forget that awesome swanky voice that goes with it! Very nice.
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      Many thanks!
      Left by Reggie Miles, on May 11, 2010 - 8:16
      Hey Vanessa,

      Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by and for checkin out my music.

      I made that resophonic guitar that you see me pictured with in the photos that I've posted here. I'm also playing it in the video I uploaded, "Handsful O' Blues". I found almost everything that I used to build that sweet sounding six string at various garage sales and swap meets. It's an actual hybrid of the two main forms of resonator guitars that have been produced since the 1920s by the Dobro and National companies. I call mine a "Nobro." Dobro + National = "Nobro"

      Thanks again for you note.

      Reg
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    Left by RoboSeve, on May 5, 2010 - 14:41
    Woo! Thanks Reggie :]
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      Re: Woo!
      Left by Reggie Miles, on May 6, 2010 - 7:10
      RoboSeve,

      I live for those woos.

      Many thanks! Sawwwwwya later, Reg vvvvvvvvvvvv
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