“Six String Showdown” with AC Myles and Mighty Mike Schermer
July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
photo: Jerry McWorters Post in California Bluesin’
Join us at PHB for “Six String Showdown” with Mighty Mike Schermer.
“Solid, confident performance with strong guitar and vocals and good attention to tone” – Bruce Iglauer – Alligator Records
“AC Myles ‘Reconsider Me’ promises to provide some of the most memorable moments of 2014!”
– Tom Hyslop – Blues Revue Magazine/RockMrTom
“‘Reconsider Me’ by AC Myles is an enjoyable CD. The man has a very good voice and he’s a great guitarist. There is much variety in his music.” – Rootstime Belgium
AC Myles albums Reconsider Me (2014) and ‘Rush to Red’ (2015) group songs that outline his musical development and his maturing into one of the more valid guitarists and vocalists in the blues/rock arena. Stylistically along the lines of a modern day Johnny Winter, Steve Marriot and Elvin Bishop, his albums recorded & produced in San Jose, Ca. by Kid Andersen at his own Greaseland Studio, combine originals and choice covers that tell the roadworthy story of this well-traveled and very talented Californian.
“Blues-rocking guitarist AC Myles is an artist whose musical stock seems to be an arrow pointing straight up. The real deal folks! Dig it!” – Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
The song selections on Reconsider Me and ‘Rush to Red’ vary from traditional blues to 60’s and 70ís blues-rock overload. Myles also brilliantly displays his songwriting abilities to crossover into southern rock and soul tastes as effortlessly as some larger drawing acts wish to. The self-penned tracks ‘Open Road’ and the tour de force ëLiviní a Lieí showcase fierce rock n roll slide guitar and vocal chops, following right in line with Rory Gallagherís ëDo You Read Meí and Elvin Bishopís ëRock my Soulí. The clever co-written southern rocker ëCall ëem All Babyí, southern soul original ‘One of These Days’, along with the southern rock anthem ‘Closin’ ’em Down Every Night’, further showcase his musical depth and songwriting. Myles proves his traditional blues/soul styling’s are up to snuff both vocally and on guitar as well with an amazing vocal workout of the title track, Johnny Adams ëReconsider Meí, original tracks ‘Every Day & Night’, ‘Move On’ and the Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland classic ‘I Wouldn’t Treat a Dog (The Way You Treated Me).
“This album is a stunning piece of work and will put Mr Myles on your list to see live and to track down his previous releases.” – Bob Bonsey – Blues Matters Magazine UK
Born in California, the only son of production workers, Myles grew up in the migrant worker rurals of the Central California town in which he was raised. Myles spent his later teens and twenties touring with his own band eventually finding his way to the San Francisco Bay Area, playing sideman to a wide array of acts, most notably blues man Fillmore Slim and modern day soul man John Nemeth. Along the way, with a keen ear and sincere passion, AC has become a gifted entertainer and musician. His personal appearances have a ‘take no prisoners’ approach which; along with a healthy dose of humor, usually gets even the toughest audiences on his side.
“Perhaps the only soulful thing to come out of Fresno, AC Myles can play the hell out of a guitar, and he’s growing as a songwriter” – San Jose Metro Editor Steve Palopoli
In addition Reconsider Me and ‘Rush to Red’ feature tracks by artists Myles has had the opportunity to share stages with in his career, including Roman Carterís blues gem ëQueen Beeí and the Fillmore Slim funk arrangement of the Fats Domino R&B classic, ëBlue Mondayí. The self-penned ëDeath Bed Bluesí and ëThree Ways to Fallí, which have darker lyrical output, showcase his grasp and retention of blues traditions, while ëWhat is Loveí, a cover of Oaklandís blues/mod/soul kings The Loved Ones, is an ode to the region of California that became adopted home territory for Myles and sprouted his musical growth and career. Myles very confidently delivers, with an amazing vocal range and tone as well as staggering unyielding guitar work, no doubt is left that he is the mature and genuine article.