Floyd Miles

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Floyd Miles
Born (1943-04-13) April 13, 1943 (age 74)
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Genres Electric blues, soul blues[1]
Occupation(s) Guitarist, singer, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals, drums
Years active 1960s–present
Labels Ichiban Records, Kingsnake Records, Beloved Records, Rock House Records
Website http://www.floydmiles.com

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.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Miles was born in Daytona Beach, Florida.[2] He was the youngest of eleven children and left home at the age of 15.[3]

His musical career really started when playing with the Universals, a soul band which were locally popular in the early 1960s.[1] 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.[2][4]

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.[1][3] He later performed with the London Symphony Orchestra.[3]

His debut solo album was Crazy Man (1992), which included musical assistance from Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts.[5] Goin' Back to Daytona was released in 1994. Miles gained greater national prominence when he played on tour with the ensemble Gregg Allman & Friends.[1]

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.[1][6] Miles performed at the Boundary Waters Blues Festival and, in 1996 and 2009, at the Sarasota Blues Fest.[7]


Year Title Record label
1992 Crazy Man Ichiban
1996 Goin' Back to Daytona Kingsnake
1999 Mountain to Clumb Beloved
2002 Another Man Will Rock House


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Jason Ankeny. "Floyd Miles". Allmusic. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Buffalo, Michael Smith (October 2004). "Floyd Miles". Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Floyd Miles – Bio". Floydmiles.com. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Young Duane Allman: The Floyd Miles Interview". Jasobrecht.com. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Floyd Miles, Crazy Man: Credits". Allmusic.com. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Floyd Miles, Another Man Will: Credits". Allmusic.com. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ Galipault, Gerry. "Little Feat Steps Up". HeraldTribune.com. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 

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