|Paul Miles, from left, is pictured with Harmonica Shah and Joe Ballor at the benefit concert for Arise Detroit.|
Detroit bluesman Paul Miles was interviewed last weekend by Charlie Bolts of Black At Us Entertainment. Miles met Bolts while performing in Scottsdale, Arizona this spring.
The lengthy interview is a nice change from the standard fare as Miles talks about his hometown roots in the little town of Paulding, Ohio, his parents, and his personal views on life and music.
Miles won the solo competition of the Detroit Blues Society’s Blues Challenge in 2002 and represented the Motor City at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. He has self-produced 10 albums of original blues music (with another one tentatively titled “Healing Vibrations” on the way), is the winner of several Detroit Music Awards and has performed internationally, including at the Lucerne Blues Festival. Miles has also been very active in many charity fundraisers in the Detroit area.
Miles, a dynamic live performer, has several upcoming dates planned in the Detroit area. He will open for the Luther Badman Keith Band at 9 p.m. July 9 at the Kick Ass Sports Bar, 2100 E. 14 Mile Road in Warren (586-795-1339). Tickets are $20 and include music, photos of the artists, 64 oz. of beer and pizza.
Miles will perform outdoors the morning of Sept. 3 at the Rochester Farmers Market in downtown Rochester, from 4:30-8 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Martini Bar in Brighton (prior to the U-M Notre Dame football game), and Sept. 17 at the OldTown Bluesfest in Lansing.
An archived version of the audio interview is available at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blackatus/2011/06/25/paul-j-miles.
For more about Paul Miles, click www.pauljmilesmusic.com.
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