Michael Miles

Rick Kogan, left, and banjo player Michael Miles entertain the audience at a Chicago Live event at The Chicago Theatre. Miles is a rare and engaging artist: a musician, composer, writer, and educator. He grew up in Chicago in an Irish family where music was served like dinner -- everybody had some. His blue collar father played the player piano and filled the house with singing. Everybody sang. Everyone read. Everyone argued politics. Miles is debuting his new show, "America 1957" at the Old Town School of Folk Music this fall. Terrence Antonio James, Chicago Tribune
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