Something between a bar band and a studio act, Miles Nielsen stirs up his own brand of Beatle-esque, Cosmic Americana. Pop arrangements and sunny melodies form the foundation, underlying that long-lost, countrified steel guitar that floats through the speakers atop rolling drums, bouncing bass lines and butter-smooth keys. Born in Rockford, Illinois, home of Cheap Trick, power pop runs through Nielsen’s veins, while 13 years of playing bars, clubs and theaters has allowed him to perfect his distinctive take on Midwestern rock n’ roll. It’s a rich and layered sound that seamlessly blends alternative country and blue-eyed soul, leavened by elements of pop and rock, all informed by Tin Pan Alley song-craft. Somewhere between dreams and what’s known as real life, with an open hand and a rusted heart, Miles Nielsen invites you to listen in.
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