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Music group  Gregg Allman Band
Role  Singer
Name  Floyd Miles
Years active  1960s–present

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Born  April 13, 1943 (age 72) Daytona Beach, Florida, United States (1943-04-13)
Occupation(s)  Guitarist, singer, songwriter
Labels  Ichiban Records, Kingsnake Records, Beloved Records, Rock House Records
Website  http://www.floydmiles.com
Genres  Electric blues, Soul blues
Albums  Just Before the Bullets Fly, Playin' Up a Storm, Laid Back

Instruments  Guitar, vocals, drums

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Floyd Miles (born April 13, 1943) is an American electric blues and soul blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He has released four solo albums since 1992.

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Life and career

Miles was born in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was the youngest of eleven children and left home at the age of 15.

His musical career really started when playing with the Universals, a soul band which were locally popular in the early 1960s. At the time Miles was a singing drummer for the band, and he befriended both Gregg and Duane Allman, who lived nearby and jammed with the band.

After playing drums and singing with several other local groups, Miles founded his own band, which backied musicians such as Arthur Conley, Erma Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, Eddie Floyd and Percy Sledge. Through his friendship of the Allmans, Miles moved on to supply guitar backing for Clarence Carter. He later performed with the London Symphony Orchestra.

His debut solo album was Crazy Man (1992), which included musical assistance from Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts. Goin' Back to Daytona was released in 1994. Miles gained greater national prominence when he played on tour with the ensemble Gregg Allman & Friends.

His third album, Mountain to Climb (1999), was released by Beloved Records. His latest recording, Another Man Will, produced by Roy Roberts, was released in 2002. Miles performed at the Boundary Waters Blues Festival and, in 1996 and 2009, at the Sarasota Blues Fest.

References

Floyd Miles Wikipedia


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