Michael Miles, banjo

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:30pm

The Mansion


Michael Miles, banjo
Stories of the American Banjo

If, as Walt Whitman once wrote, the poem of the earth is the voice of the rain, then surely the poem of America is the voice of the banjo. In From Senegal to Seeger, Miles creates a musical documentary channeling some of our most singular American voices such as Pete Seeger, Carl Sandburg, Woody Guthrie, Walt Whitman, Johann Sebastian Bach, Mark Twain, and excerpts from slave journals. Protest, passion, politics, poetry—From Senegal to Seeger is a provocative social and political portrait of America.

  • Miles’ 2019 tour of From Senegal to Seeger commemorates the 100th anniversary of Pete Seeger’s birth. 
  • Pete Seeger remarked on his first exposure to Miles’ music: “one of the most beautiful recordings I’ve ever heard. It’s enough to make me want to learn the banjo all over again.”
  • Miles will play five different banjos throughout the course of the 90-minute show.

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Michael Miles


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