Described as a writer’s writer, capable of elegantly simple narratives about the complex wonders of life, MILTON is a songwriter who has made a name for himself on the radio and live music venues all over the country.
Milton’s latest CD Grand Hotel, recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams) and engineer Tom Tucker (Prince, Mavis Staples), and released in fall of 2008, establishes Milton’s reputation as a singer and songwriter to be reckoned with. A narrative of a dozen stories, songs painting vivid moving pictures of American life, the album has received critical raves. NPR featured Milton’s song “Booker” about legendary New Orleans piano great James Booker as Song of the Day, hailing “the one-named folksinger knows what he’s doing.” Blurt magazine called Grand Hotel “a soulful blend of literate, street-smart NYC folk and free-wheelin’ Texas troubadour-styled alt-country.”
Soon after he released his 2003 debut CD Scenes From the Interior, Milton first came to the attention of a wide audience when the exuberant track “In The City” from the record, which a critic described as “one of the happiest, saddest, most vivid, most visceral rock songs,” became a college radio hit, receiving substantial airplay on influential stations including New York’s WFUV.
As an opener, Milton has shared bills with artists including Colin Hay, James Hunter, Norah Jones, Jamie Cullum, Ron Sexsmith, Shelby Lynne and Pete Seeger. As a headliner, Milton has played multiple sold-out shows at New York’s Joe’s Pub, including kicking off the release of Grand Hotel with two sold-out nights at the prestigious venue. At home in NYC, Milton can often be seen at NY’s Living Room, where he crams in loyal Milton fans on a regular basis, including an annual month-long winter residency.