Mon August 31, 2009
Banjo Virtuoso Michael Miles
Throughout his career, banjoist Michael Miles has used a combination of musical and theatrical performance, education, and composition to change the way the banjo is viewed, and to explore the cultural and political boundaries of American music. His groundbreaking work has put him in a category all his own.
According to The Chicago Tribune, "Miles has dared to take on some of the most dramatic and profound music ever written, and has succeeded." What Miles has accomplished musically, has rarely been attempted by others--his instrumental compositions, his interpretations of J. S. Bach, and his lyrical tone set him apart from other banjoists. It is no surprise that banjoists of great renown have chosen to collaborate with him on original works of music. In addition, he's a talented singer, who recently earned a master's degree in classical and jazz guitar. Tune in or listen online to this unique edition of Crossover.