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Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2019 personal letter of congratulations to Michael.  Click here!

"Miles is Chicago's best kept secret...one of the leading lights of contemporary instrumental music." 
- Midwest Record

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Representation

Michael is represented by

Siegel Artist Management

(570) 258-5700

ExistentialBanjo.com

10 LIVE VIDEO CLIPS with some of the world's greatest musicians--Darol Anger on violin, Corky Siegel on harmonica, Erkan Ogur of Turkey and many more. 

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EXISTENTIALBANJO.COM

New Releases

A-sides CD

Fingerstyle guitar with Darol Anger on violin 

 

Two New Hal Leonard books

BOB DYLAN FOR BANJO

 

FIRST 50 SONGS
To Play on the Banjo 
(co-written with Greg Cahill)

 

CD's On Sale

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates

PAST PERFORMANCE VENUES INCLUDE...

Royal Opera Theatre, Marakesh • American University, Beirut • Seamus Ennis Centre, Dublin • Harris Theatre, Chicago • Sage Gateshead, UK • Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival, Ireland • Milwaukee Rep Theatre • Ravinia Festival • Beni Mellal Theatre, Casablanca • Old Town School of Folk Music • Winnipeg Folk Festival • Philadelphia Folk Festival • WRTI Crossover • WFMT Midnight Special • Smithsonian Institution • Kennedy Center for Performing Arts • Chicago Humanities Festival

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Paul Simon & James Taylor for Clawhammer Banjo - 6:30pm
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60625
(773)728-6000

7 week class meets Mondays 6:30pm-7:50pm.  These two musicians created iconic songs and guitar parts that transfer quite nicely to clawhammer style banjo. Tunes like The Boxer by Paul Simon and Carolina in my Mind by James Taylor are just a few examples of the tunes we'll be playing.  

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Beatles for Fingerstyle Guitar - 8:00pm
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60625
(773)728-6000

7-week class meets Mondays, 8:00pm-9:20pm.  The glorious sounds of Lennon and McCartney, framed for solo fingerstyle guitar. Join John, Paul, George and Ringo on a magical musical tour.

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Michael J. Miles & Lloyd Brodnax King - 8:00pm
3300 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL
773-549-BONE
Price: reservations recommended

Michael and Lloyd join songwriter Sue Fink for a double bill at the ever so delicious Wishbone North.  Fine music and very fine southern cuisine. 

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Michael J. Miles & Lloyd Brodnax King - 8:00pm
11 W Maple St
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Michael and Lloyd join forces once again for a full evening's concert.   Hear their latest interpretations of pop music covers and new compositions, along with breathless improvisation that happens only in the right live circumstances.