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Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 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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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

 

 

 

Other Brothers

"Best musical talents in Chicago... I just want to know when is the next gig." 

 - Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune


Michael J. Miles--banjo, guitar, vocals

Lloyd Brodnax King--flute, bass, vocals

Michael J. Miles is one of the most innovative clawhammer banjo players in the world, as well as a master guitarist and singer.
 

Lloyd Brodnax King is a virtuoso flute soloist and award-winning composer. 

After 35 years of collaborating, Michael and Lloyd combine their vast knowledge of American and world genres into a seamless, inspiring sound.  

"Compelling improvisations. Great sounds, great songs, and great musicianship all around."    - Matt Watroba, WKAR

 

Other Brothers will win your heart with their world beat sound and breathtaking musicianship.  You'll hear their own compositions and their heartfelt, never-heard-before interpretations of American music.

 

"A broad reach of music, masterfully played in brilliant collaboration." 
         - Dave Para, Big Muddy Festival

 


  "LOVER'S LANE"

Composed by Johnse Holt.


 "HEADY PEOPLE"

Composed by Lloyd Brodnax King 


"CROSSROADS"

Featuring Michael's fretless banjo.


 

 

In this video, the Other Brothers play Curtis Mayfield's People Get Ready at the Hideout Inn in Chicago.  Be sure to stay for Lloyd's electrifying flute solo!

LLoyd

Michael

 Photos by Chuck Osgood