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Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2019 personal letter of congratulations to Michael.  Click here!

"Miles is Chicago's best kept secret...one of the leading lights of contemporary instrumental music." 
- Midwest Record

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Michael is represented by

Siegel Artist Management

(570) 258-5700

ExistentialBanjo.com

10 LIVE VIDEO CLIPS with some of the world's greatest musicians--Darol Anger on violin, Corky Siegel on harmonica, Erkan Ogur of Turkey and many more. 

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New Releases

A-sides CD

Fingerstyle guitar with Darol Anger on violin 

 

Two New Hal Leonard books

BOB DYLAN FOR BANJO

 

FIRST 50 SONGS
To Play on the Banjo 
(co-written with Greg Cahill)

 

CD's On Sale

 

 

 

EXISTENTIAL BANJO
Season 1, Episode 1

This has been years in the making.  I have revelations and discoveries in the middle of the night, in that half-sleeping and half-meandering mind set.  At such times, I have solved riddles,written songs, dreamed and schemed more than a few adventures.  One such a moment a few years back and the term "existential banjo" flashed across my radar.  "Hmmmm," I thought, "what does that mean?"

Being fully present in the 21st century, I did not try to answer that question right away, but instead did a "whois" search to discover the answer I hoped for, and $12 later existentialbanjo.com was mine.   

Having watched Justified and the Sopranos and Downton Abbey, I came to appreciate the notion of episodes to a story, framed by the familiar branding introduction that signaled it was time to sit back and enjoy what I know I already liked.  

My friend and professional videographer Garry Grasinski created a few opening montage scenes, each one is approximated 8 seconds long.  Episode 1 here was graciously and brilliantly filmed and edited by Aaron Wickenden who was nominated for an Academy Award for his film, Saving Vivian Maier.

There will be a new episode each Tuesday morning for the next three months.   Each one features a different artist with whom I have collaborated.  Please enjoy the ride and share with your friends.

Be sure to subscribe at the youtube channel so that you don't miss a single episode!

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