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Jill Miles

Jill Miles

An authentic, 100-year-old stagecoach stop nestled in the mountains of California between Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley called 'Cold Spring Tavern' created the backdrop for Jill's auspicious debut as a professional singer at the tender age of twelve. With dad on harmonica and Jill on vocals and guitar, the duo performed together charming audiences far and wide with their campfire-style repertoire of soulful western folk songs and matching cowboy attire. According to Jill these early musical experiences are some of her fondest childhood memories.

Since then her career has never ceased. For nearly eight years Jill and her husband Steve fronted the popular Santa Barbara-based band Miles & Miles releasing a CD entitled 'A Distant World' in the mid-nineties. Jill then followed with a second independent album release 'Something Beautiful for You' inspired by her solo treks to Nashville. Her third album 'It's Been Too Long' caught the attention of the legendary Buck Owens who invited Jill to appear at his renowned Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California. This impromptu performance and subsequent regular appearances over the following two years elevated Jill's profile to a worldwide audience via live web and radio broadcasts from the Crystal Palace.

After the loss of mentor Buck Owens, Jill eventually teamed up once again with husband Steve to form a duo version of Miles and Miles resulting in the release of 'Canto Della Terra' -- an international-flavored album inspired by their mutual love of great melodies. One can hear a seamless flow as this eclectic selection of songs defies categorization with intimate arrangements weaving Jill's romantic voice with Steve’s mellifluous guitar.

Both having been raised in musical households, Steve is the great-grandson of composer 'C. Austin Miles' whose catalog of spiritual songs includes the famous hymn 'In The Garden' written in 1912 and widely considered to be one of the most performed songs in history. Besides being a prodigious musician, Steve is also an accomplished producer, arranger and recording engineer in Santa Barbara where the Miles create their music. He can also be found teaching classes part-time at the University of California Santa Barbara.