Earthy vocals, bottleneck slidin' and the rhythmic moans of blues harp combine, while foot stompin' abounds.
Reggie Miles is a songwriter, singer, storyteller, slide guitarist and sawplayer. Born on the "South Side" of Chicago, he presently hails from the Seattle area.
Reggie Miles interprets vintage acoustic Delta Style Blues and Folk obscurities and shares a song bag of original bottleneck Blues and Folk songs influenced by early American Roots Blues and eclectic Folk novelties, to the delight of audiences everywhere for the last three decades.
Reggie Miles is an award winning songwriter, recording and performance artist who has gained international press attention via recent compositions like, "Wall Street Bailout Blues". His music has been featured in a half dozen documentary films, in multi-million dollar video game productions, television commercials, on the CDs of more than a dozen Northwest artists, in addition to 21 self produced recordings since 1995.
Reggie Miles turns trash into musical treasure with his own homemade found object functional art constructions, "Nobro" resophonic guitars, built from re-purposd junk culled from garage sales, swap meets and thrift stores.
What others are saying about Reggie Miles...
"Very creative... a fabulous storyteller/comedian!" (Kevin Cook)
“Simply Awesome! He has a unique ability to capture the plight of the common person in the age of Bush and Me-ism.” (Jim Bunch)
“Reminded me of Woody Guthrie at his most biting and ironical - But with better musicianship and a smile all the time.” (Alan Moorhouse)
“Traditional bluesie - brilliant” ~ “A mixture of Bluesey, jazzy, juggy, eclectic stuff...Solid” (Rick Fielding)
“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)
"Channeled Bukka White, Furry Lewis, Robert Johnson, Ken Kesey, and Salvadore Dali." (Brian G)
“Country blues with a novelty twist....a down home gravely voice and a driving slide guitar.” (Chris Lunn, "Victory Music Review")
"Shel Silverstein meets Leonard Cohen" (Anon)
“Great BLUES and played to perfection by a terrific musician and very good singer.” (Michel CHESNAIS)
“Tom Waits meets Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Great music!” (Chris)
“Absolutely great!” (yoadrian)
“Reggie Miles, a bluesman very much worth checking out, is traditional and old school.” (Erik Donald France)
"One part Sonny Terry, one part Tiny Tim, three parts Mister T" (Amos Jessup)
“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)