Latest Press

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

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



Michael is represented by

Siegel Artist Management

(570) 258-5700

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. 



New Releases

A-sides CD

Fingerstyle guitar with Darol Anger on violin 


Two New Hal Leonard books



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


CD's On Sale





Yellowbird Concerto:  Movement I     featuring the Chamber Blues String Quartet

Crossroads     featuring the banjo with flugelhorn and cajon

Featuring the Chamber Blues String Quartet, and some of the very finest jazz musicians in trumpet, flugelhorn, vibes, voices, & percussion.



New Century Suite

New Century Suite:   Movement I

featuring Blue Note recording artist, Jackie Allen

Chicago Trilogy:  Black
featuring Bela Fleck playing harmony line on banjo

Banjoist and composer Miles has collaborated with some of the world's best musicians here-- Bela Fleck; jazz singer Jackie Allen; plus alto flute, piano and more. 




American Bach

Cello Suite III by JS Bach:  Prelude 

Arranged for clawhammer banjo and double bass

Suite for the Americas:  Prelude
Opening to Miles' 5-movement composition

This recording JS Bach’s first and third suites for unaccompanied cello, arranged for clawhammer banjo and double bass.   Others have experimented with Bach, but no banjo player has ever attempted playing entire suites before this.    



The Magic Banjo

Black Mountain Rag

classic fiddle tune arranged for clawhammer banjo

Suite de Schottishes
beautiful melody from Brittany 

Using 8 different banjos, including Senegalese Halam and fretless minstrel banjo Miles plays the music from his one-man show entitled "From Senegal to Seeger: Stories of the American Banjo."






The Field Behind The Plow 

banjo harmony with fiddle & accordion

The Medicine Show
banjo harmony with jazz flute

Miles’ debut recording features traditional melodies on one banjo, with counterpoint harmony lines on a second banjo.   This double banjo sound is then accompanied by lush instrumentation--accordion, jazz flute, marimba, fiddle and more.