Solitaire Miles nominated for "Best Western Swing Vocalist" by the AWA
Chicago vocalist Solitaire Miles was recently nominated for "Best Western Swing Vocalist" by the Academy of Western Artists for her Western Swing band Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas. The band recently won "Best Western Swing Song of 2015" by the AWA last year. The band is one of Chicago's few Western Swing groups and Miles, originally a jazz and swing vocalist, is very excited about being nominated with some of the most popular and talented Western Swing singers in the US and Canada.
"Vocalist Solitaire Miles comes out of the Patsy Cline tradition. She sings Western Swing material with warm highs and holds her lows neatly. There's a jazziness about Miles's phrasing, but she holds fast to a sound reminiscent of roadside bars where just three people are left near closing at the pinball machine." - Wall Street Journal *
"Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas includes some of Chicago's best Jazz and Country players.** The group is pure Cowboy Jazz, and Miles adds a lively vocal style that brings to mind a winning blend of Patsy Cline and Billie Holiday. " - DownBeat Magazine
"You can't listen to western swing and not smile, it's impossible not to smile, it's
feel good music. *Miles' voice is wonderful, what an instrument." - Michael Feldman, NPR*
"Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas is a new album of Western Swing which is popularwith many folks, and I do think this group does it very well, it's a lovely album." - Marie Crichton BBC Radio*
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