Miles Spicer got his first guitar when he was 23, first went to Blues Week in 1991, and learned from many masters, including John Cephas, John Jackson, Mike Baytop, and his teacher Paul Bell. Miles said he "wanted to be able to sit in any situation and hold my own." He has now been playing with MSG - the Acoustic Blues Trio - for over 15 years. "Music is my form of self-expression," he says. "As a musician, you want to reach people. This is a shared experience; we are not playing for you, we are playing with you." He says, "music teaches people how to cooperate for a common goal."