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Tommy Miles headlines Quincy Words & Music in June


Quincy Words & Music, scheduled for Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Patti's Thunder Café starting at 7:00pm, will feature the irreverent Tommy Miles, an accomplished musician best known for his tongue-in-cheek song choices and delivery.

Tommy Miles has been playing and writing music since he was a little kid, which at least mentally, was not all that long ago. In recent years, he was a member of local folk-rock band Jeez Louise, which later became Tarnation, and played guitar in an electric Celtic project called the Thorndogs (which is currently getting back together as an acoustic 3-piece), as well as keyboards and saxophones with the DeVilles for several years. Currently he’s involved with a few area groups including playing guitar and singing in the alternative country band The Back 40, playing drums with Mudbone, a blues and classic rock band, playing drums in the Michael Barclay Blues Band, and playing guitar in a weird rock band called Shinöla. He has organized and performed in several successful benefit shows for Plumas Arts including tributes to Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Crosby Stills & Nash, as well as the Soul Jukebox show.

Tommy’s solo act is a mix of sometimes serious, usually funny, almost always irreverent alternative country and Americana music with other varieties thrown in just to confuse the crowd, such as the occasional bagpipe tune. It’s sure to be an evening of fun if unusual music!

When he’s not performing, Tommy teaches music through his local business, Cornerstone Learning Center, where he also teaches K-12 and adult academics and aviation ground school, and provides educational consulting services. He’s also the station manager at KQNY 91.9 FM, Plumas Community Radio, where he hosts the Burnpile Barbecue show (Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 PM, rebroadcast at 7 PM on Saturdays).

Words & Music is a program of Plumas Arts, featuring acoustic performances of music and the spoken word. For more information about this or any of the many programs sponsored by Plumas Arts, please call (530) 283-3402 or stop by the Plumas Arts Gallery located at 525 Main St. in Quincy. Office hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11am to 5:30pm, and Saturday from 11am to 3pm.