Thank you, ctrl.alt.country for listing my CD, “Beyond the headlights,” on your Best of 2009 list! We came in number 12 on the top 30, which is really great news. Thanks to everyone in Europe who made it all possible.
In other news, Peter Kranendonk plays five of my songs on his radio show, Blue Heaven, last week. www.omroephw.nl
Finally, thanks, Robert Ryttman (www.countrywood.se) for the wonderful review of “Beyond the headlights.”
Three years ago – 2006 – Keith Miles made his debut with the album What It Was That They became, and now he is here with the sequel Beyond The Headlights, an attractive and very varied album with strong songs. In Miles americana intermingled pure country with western swing, a little folk, a little jazz and even a little soul. The risk of unevenness is obvious one might think, but the fact is that this trip through Miles’ life – which is described as both real life and imagined – works very well. The disc offers a relaxed atmosphere with fine instrumental work, especially on the fiddle and steel, but also on banjo and mandolin. The songs are both pleasant personality, narrative texts, so just close your eyes and let the voice of Keith Miles bring you to the American South through the album’s eleven tracks. There are subtle sydstatsromantik and poetry in “Memories of You”, melodic honky tonk with suspense, longing steel in highway song “Road I’m On”, a delicious and compelling celebration of home areas in “the South” with beautiful, soul organ and choir , and the happy jumping jazz with a lively little tune comforters and blow in the “7 cents cigar blues”. In “Samson and Delilah” Miles has lent Bo Diddley as well traveled jungle rhythms and women’s chorus from “the South” is back again. So there it goes straight through the plate, like a prism in which each song has its own color and charisma. High-quality entertainment.