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My Guitar

by Paul Miles

The Detroit Music Award R&B/Blues winner sings an original anthem dedicated to all guitar players around the world.
Genre: Blues: Detroit Blues
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Miles - singer, songwriter, musician has been bringing music to the world since his college days from the coffee shops at Bowling Green State University. While living in Southern California he showcased in clubs from San Diego to Los Angeles and in between. He's played such notable clubs as the Troubador-LA, former Golden Bear-Huntington Beach . While studying music at Golden West College -Huntingon Beach, he had opening acts for Blues great Taj Mahal, who showed him some guitar licks as well as advice in the music business. He was later was an under study for Keb"Mo in San Diego at the Globe Theater for a show "Lost Highway", where he did perform in one show and received an standing ovation for helping supply the music for Keb Mo who had a competiton at the Long Beach Blues Festival. Paul is a member of SAG and Actor Equity where he's performed children's theater playing guitar for the 12 Night Repertory Company-Studio City Cal. After moving from So Cal and living in Lousiana for a 2 years, he had the opportunity to visit New Orleans and picked up the flavor of the music to add to his talent pool. He now has been playing in the Detroit Area since moving here in 2000. As a solo artist he has played many of the top festivals events in greater Detroit,among the many are Arts,Beats,Eats-Pontiac,Detroit Festival of Arts, Detroit Winterfest,Alpena Blues Festival, Southfield Pavillon,venues range for the Former Attic Bar,5th Avenue-Comerica Park& Royal Oak,Baker's keyboard, Memphis Smoke, Farmer's Market-Birmingham /Rochester,Midland Antique Festival, Trenton Scare Crow Festival, Alibis-Windsor, Canada,Rosie O'Grady-Ferndale,All Star Blue festival London, Ontario, Internationally he has played Germany,France,and Switzerland. In Lucerne,Swizerland he played the Blues Sessions from 1996-2001 and helped to build that festival into one of the top venues in Europe. He is the first recipient of the Detroit Blues Society Solo Performer of the the Year in 2002,In 2007 he won his first Detroit Music Award as Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist. He has recorded a total of 9 solo albums the last being released in nov /2007 titled "Steppin Out" Two other albums Peace of the BLues /Deep Water Blues brought him finalist nominations as Best Blues Album by the Detroit Music Awards in 2005,2006 respectively. He has dedicated himself in keeping the blues alive as well as expanding his music. For the Super Bowl 40 he performed with the Original Vandellas at Campus Martius on WDIV-channel 9 for a pre-game celebration introducing an original song "Welcome to Detroit" In 2007 he has gone and recruited some top area musicians to also display his music with a band sound . The core members are Ken Murphy-Drums,Wendy Hayes-Bass,Joe Spina-Lead Guitar/vocals,Billy Furman-horns/vocals. He plans to do a album with that sound in 2008. He would also like to tour in 2008 to take the sound around. More on the way from the Blues Man.... He is known for his trademark high pitch wail that seems to come from his soul . He still believes world peace is possible and plans to continue to perform with the blessings of his ancestors. Paul recently won 3 Detroit Music Awards-2008 , categories Outstanding Blues Album "Steppin out",Outstanding- Blues -instrumentalist and songwriter... He would like to thank the Detroit Music Awards, family,friends media outlets radio/TV and print media as well as the internet and people like you for your support... The awards program was held April 25,2008... info at www.detroitmusicawards.net for complete winners list. Paul Miles Band won a preliminary Blues Contest June 25, 2008 and will be in the Detroit Blues Society finals on Nov 23, 2008, Winner there goes to Memphis for the international competition. He will record a band CD this early fall. Meanwhile he's written a song "Building Dreams" for Women Build of Macomb County,Michigan its posted on his home page.. singers Amber Williams/Dominique Krefeld provide the vocals... Paul has written a new song "Motown Still Our Town" will have different voices from Detroit singing an uplifting song for the City of Detroit...was recorded in November 2008, some voices on the song The Original Vandellas, Barbara Payton, Nadir, Michael On Fire,Sonnie Day, Carolyn Striho,Jill Jack,David Nefesh and others. Will premiere on Sunday ,Dec 14 7pm-7:30pm EST on www.wchb1200.com CD release party Jan 18, 8pm at Memphis Smoke.keep rockin" in a minute PM, you can hear the new song at www.myspace.com/motownstillourtownproject Paul finishes 2nd overall at River City Ohio Blues Contest-Marietta but wins the solo division and will go to Memphis in 2010 for the International Competition. Paul release's album number 9 'Blue Collar Man: on Sept 20, 2009, 14 new songs with 6 tracks being with a full band. Paul was nominated as a finalist for Best Blues Artist for the 1st Annual Detroit Black Music Awards which was held at Bert's Warehouse -Detroit,Michigan-october 11, 2009 Paul was nominated for 9 Detroit Music Awards-2010 final voting until April 15, acoustic/folk , blues/R&B categories including best recording "Blues Collar Man",general for best video under $10,000-Motown Still Our Town Paul Miles wins Detroit Music for Best Video-2010, it was very rewarding to get this award for the efforts of many people we want to lift Detroit spiritually. Thanks Detroit Music Foundation and the many voters... The Blues Man went to France summer of 2010 July3-July26 for a series of music concerts, with help of What The Folk, & Our Trio, there was a series of booked shows, radio broadcasts. Released a new album "Moods". Went to Switzerland to visit family/friends and of course &play some shows . Returned to USA- August 5 for his summer concert series here in USA. While visiting Columbus, Ohio last year for a fundraiser, sponsored by Miss Ella "Sister to the Blues" she had an idea for a song title, while Paul was playing her Martin guitar , she said to the Bluesman with a smile , "you can have my house, my money , my car but no way can you can get my Martin guitar." This was the basis for a new song which Miss Ella handed some lyrics to the "The Blues Man". He put his spin, his music and a dynamic song has emerged . The song was recorded by local Arizona musician Russ Reiter - www.russreiter.com Hopefully inspire other music artists to use & record as well . Paul is currently in Arizona for the winter working on a new musical "Motown Still Our Town". while entertaining fans worldwide in Scottsdale. While in Arizona, Paul met Ryan Ketterman-kettermanphotography.com who took the photo and designed the cover for the CD single. On May 1st, Paul will be playing Birmingham Michigan Farmers Market Grand Opening and will also introduce his friends "What the Folk" from Macon, France to play in some local Detroit area shows . Scheduled so far are May 2- Black Lotus Brewery-Clawson and May 4 Aj's Music Cafe-Ferndale.














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