Johnny Miles is a writing-recording-performing artist, based out of Philadelphia, whose musical manifestations and permutations have haunted stages large and small since 2004. Whether smashing and crashing with raucous rock and roll or whispering in your ear with heartbreaking lullabies, Miles’ work is all about the song itself and his impressive catalog takes center stage. His latest release When The Saints Sleep was named “Best of 2010” by WXPN and recent appearances at Kimmel Center and Philadelphia Folk Festival have helped to solidify his growing reputation as a writer and performer to be reckoned with...
#PhillyPresents - Johnny Miles by Chris Kasper. Band Name: Chris Kasper Style: Singer/Songwriter - Roots/ Blues/ Americana Years on the Scene: I moved here from West Virginia in 2004 and put out FlyingBoy in 2006.
Photo by Dan Landstander Johnny Miles is a new American folk hero. Well, maybe not new exactly “” he’s been making music his entire life “” but new to the greater listening public who only recently discovered his talent.
"It’s a gorgeous record when I think about where it has taken me, not only musically, but the photographs that flash in my mind from Johnny’s accomplished lyricism...To be affected by how he captures images, that’s really what great music is all about.”
"The twelve-track twangy slice of Americana is the perfect addition to any folk lover’s collection. Although he takes a minimalistic approach to his music, there is nothing simplistic about this folky wunderkind. Any fan of Wilco, The Avett Brothers or Bob Dylan would be able to find something to love about Johnny Miles. "
"Miles’ songwriting is about everyday people making his music easily accessible, true-to-life rock and roll, with a healthy dose of Americana and folk. This album has moments of solo, seemingly personal refection to moments of finely crafted rock and roll by The Waywards. In the control of those extremes Miles tell his stories so well."