Solitaire Miles


"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 ​ Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas is Chicago's Award Winning , Authentic Western Swing band, made up of Chicago's best Jazz, Swing, Country and Roots players. Western Swing is an outgrowth of Jazz from the early 1940's, and the music is a mixture of Roots, Folk, Dixieland, Jazz and Big Band Swing. Played by a hot string band with drums, saxophones, pianos and steel guitar, creating a distinctive sound and inventing a wildly entertaining and eclectic form of American music. At the height of it's popularity In the 1940's, most of the Western Swing bands referred to themselves as dance bands, but it was the most unique form of Roots music in its free-wheeling diversity. Western Swing has had many revivals over the years, by both country and jazz groups, and has remained one of America's most original musical art forms.