David Sailidor

The Mac Wire Special Report— Adrian Niles: A True Blues Survivor

Special To The Mac Wire… Blues Musician Adrian Niles

Somewhere in the blues nexus – between Dave Matthews, John Mellancamp, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan- resides a secret weapon named Adrian Niles. With his eponymous band, Miles has been churning out riveting music for the past several years, most recently with this summer’s Roll & Move; his sixth release. Niles writes like a true survivor (especially on the track “Skylark”) and, having opened for Dave Mason and Los Lonely Boys, his take on the American landscape is stunningly real and on the money. His midwest-honesty immediately brings to mind Dylan. Says Niles, “I was actually around 15 when I first heard his ‘Bringin’ It All Back Home’; it was a definitive turning point for me; everything changed. I started writing my first songs when I heard that track. I got a true feeling of where he came from and how he lives … I can’t find that in a lot of other artists I’ve heard.” Niles signed with NY-based manager David Salidor (who also runs his praisery, the dis COMPANY), and is poised to be here in person come December. “When I first heard his music, I immediately knew it was something real and special. Everyone that’s heard has felt the same way.”