Miles Gannett began playing guitar and writing songs at the age of seven. He crafted his early tunes in the style and spirit of 1950’s rock 'n’ roll, initially inspired by the movies La Bamba and The Buddy Holly Story. As a teenager, Miles produced strange electronic music and started writing psychedelic songs with mystical themes. In his early twenties he played electric egg slicer, shortwave radio, and spoon-guitar in experimental bands and was also the original lead guitarist for Baltimore world-fusion powerhouse Telesma. Feeling called to pursue songwriting seriously, Miles formed Fractal Cat in late 2011 while recording The Eye in the Dawn on his own in a home studio. The songwriter had released several singles before rounding up “a group of friends” to finish the album and form a band that could reproduce the rich studio sounds onstage. Fractal Cat has released three albums to date, with two of Miles’s compositions, “Tryptide” and “Have I Lost My Way,” becoming regulars on WTMD, the latter named #85 in the station’s top 89 songs of 2017. Miles’s first solo album, a psychedelic country album that features his new band The Shroom Pickers and includes performances from guest artists such as pedal steel guitarist Dave Hadley and members of The Seldom Scene, is currently in production and is expected to be released in early 2020.


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