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By Reggie Miles, 2012-09-11

Reggie Miles - Bottleneck Blues

"An absolute full bodied, dig down deep vocal and guitar..."

"Miles growls, but the diction is solid and clear. The recording is clean. Miles' hesitations and pulse are a marvel and a trademark that distinguishes his work above most solo blues practitioners in the country."

"Hands Full Of Blues" he makes the overwhelming feeling something that reaches into your gut. You can see those blue notes fall off Reggie Miles' hands."

"The double meaning "Makin' Bacon" is a hoot..."

"Big Joe Williams' "Baby Please Don't Go" Miles takes this real slow, more like a field holler with his creative slide voicing. One of the most original interpretations of this classic blues gem. Shows a whole new side to this song."

"On another Big Joe Williams hit, "Highway 51 Blues" he opens with a train rhythm on guitar and then joined by Sonny Terry-like harmonica building the lonely whistle highway call. Then the slide guitar begins to jump onboard. Miles begins this singing, almost talking, and then the gutsy gravel, always with clear diction and control of the lyric."

"Everyone has a great laugh with Miles' "It's The Slide Of Your Size" as he struts, walks almost arrogantly... Classic Miles having fun, but oh so musically."

"This generous fifty four minutes of music was recorded live. Miles' very large persona does come through on recording much like it does on stage. He is a commensurate entertainer and skilled craftsman, particularly in the blues guitar, singing and harmonica that is delivered here live. For Blues lovers, it just doesn't get much better than this collection."

Chris Lunn Ancient Victorys News Volume 5, Issue3 - Fall 2012

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My song "Just Another Passerby" in the top 40


By Reggie Miles, 2012-01-31
My song "Just Another Passerby" in the top 40

<p>I'm always surprised at the differences represented by all of the various music hosting sites online. No two, however alike, are exactly the same. Each strives to present their own approach to representing those who are musically talented. Some host online contests that allow listeners to choose what artists they like best. Some help artists seeking performance opportunities. Others specialize in helping artists sell their music and still others lean more toward social networking fans with players, players with lyricists or players with other players. Many offer all of the above and more.</p>
<p>In January, I posted the video of my song "Just Another Passerby", that was recorded during my performance at the Historic Everett Theater last November (11/18/11), at one such site, where artists compete with one another for the attention of listeners and viewers. There are supposed awards for such competitions but I have no illusions about winning. Generally, the production value of my recordings is rather low-fi and I like them that way. In this day and age, where so much digital flash is readily available for players to indulge in, there's a lot of smoke and mirrors to compete with. It's especially challenging for someone like me, who eschews that plugged in digital approach to offering music.</p>
<p>In competitions like this, that categorize the genre of music one can present but often offer a lot of latitude in other factors pertaining to an artist's or band's presentation, one can find that they're competing with all manner of approaches to the theme. Therefore, it's always amazing to learn that my solo acoustic endeavors, playing finger style bottleneck slide Blues and offering my own original songs have actually managed to successfully compete and win in such contests.&nbsp;</p>
<p>The video of my song "Just Another Passerby" was entered in the Pro Performance Video category for 'live' performance videos and was viewed well over 700 times in January and won the rank of being among the top 40 videos viewed. I guess that I must be doing something right.&nbsp;</p>
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"That Stuff You Got" is #12 @ SoundClick


By Reggie Miles, 2011-03-09
"That Stuff You Got" is #12 @ SoundClick

<p>"That Stuff You Got" is #12 out of 1,059 Acoustic Blues and #71 out of 44,655 Blues songs @ SoundClick</p>
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"That Stuff You Got" is #18 out of 1051 Acoustic Blues @ SoundClick

<p>"That Stuff You Got" is now #18 out of 1051 songs in the Acoustic Blues chart at SoundClick! Sweeeet!!!</p>
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<p>This live version of "That Stuff You Got" is featured in my newest recording project "Reggie Miles LIVE At The Muse".&nbsp;</p>

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That Stuff You Got #41 out of 1049 at SoundClick

<p>I must be doing something right! "That Stuff You Got" is now currently #41 out of 1049 Acoustic Blues songs and #375 in Blues out of 44,595 songs posted in the Blues charts at SoundClick!</p>
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<div style="text-align: left; display: block; margin-left: auto; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Me and my homemade resophonic guitar playing acoustically in competition with every kind of Blues act you can think of and my song is in the top .8%!&nbsp;Plus, it's in the top 3% in Acoustic Blues!&nbsp;</div>

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Reggie Miles LIVE At The Muse


By Reggie Miles, 2011-03-01
Reggie Miles LIVE At The Muse

<p>Reggie Miles is in the process of releasing a new LIVE recording that contains songs from his performance at The Conway Muse on 1/21/11, "Reggie Miles LIVE At The Muse". This material was captured direct to digital media by Tom Richardson, the owner of the venue. This collection is about 77 minutes in length and includes 14 songs.</p>
<div style="text-align: left; display: block; margin-left: auto; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">The initial release for "Reggie Miles LIVE At The Muse" recording was on 2/14/2011. Most of the first copies of this CD-R were sold during The Roslyn Winter Blues Festival on 1/18/2011. Edits have made to the&nbsp;design of the&nbsp;packaging&nbsp;concept, largely, the addition of color images instead of black and white. Expect a full color&nbsp;rework of future editions.</div>
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<p>Some of these are brand new, never before released songs, "The Reason Why", "Makin' Bacon", "Just Another Passerby" and "That &nbsp;Stuff You Got". Studio versions of these will also be among those featured in Reggie's next three all original song projects.&nbsp;</p>
<div>Also included in this release is a new bottleneck slide version of Reggie's previously recorded, "It's The Slide Of Your Size" and two soulful renditions of "Handsful O' Blues" and "Homeless Broke and Hungry". Lots more of Reggie's bottleneck slidin', his distinctive Blues harp moanin' and foot stompin' can be heard among his interpretations of several vintage Blues favorites, "51 Highway Blues" (Big Joe Williams), "Baby Please Don't Go" (Big Joe Williams) and "Goin' T' Brownsville" (Furry Lewis).&nbsp;</div>
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<div>Then, there's the long and twisted intro included with, "The Bearded Lady" (Cole Porter). This is one of those songs that will, no doubt, leave you scratchin' your head and wonderin', "Where does he find this stuff?"&nbsp;</div>
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<div>Three songs, by one of Reggie's oldest musical friends, Robert 'OneMan' Johnson, round out this collection. His lighthearted, "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service" will prompt a grin and so will the verses and driving rhythm in "Life's Too Short", that invites all to live life to its fullest. Reggie's minor keyed interpretation of OneMan's "Hundred Dollar Women" Blues will leave wanting to hear more and fortunately, for those who love the Blues as much as Reggie does, he's got lots more on the way.&nbsp;</div>
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<div>So, stay tuned!</div>

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Reggie Miles @ The Roslyn Winter Blues Festival

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Reggie Miles @ LoveFeast


By Reggie Miles, 2011-01-22
Reggie Miles @ LoveFeast

<p><strong>Sorry kids! </strong></p>
<p><strong>Due to unforeseen circumstances, </strong></p>
<p><strong>this show will not take place.</strong></p>
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