Miles & Mafale know a little something about letting in light, especially during dark times. Experience has taught them about perseverance and perspective. Those lessons provide the sturdy foundation on which they craft songs that enlighten and entertain, with hope always at their core.”
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Listening to Catherine Miles and Jay Mafale’s songs is like hearing a story from a good friend. Illustrated with everyday details that are almost tangible, they are at once personal yet universal.  Catherine’s expressive voice is at times a powerhouse, at times warm and familiar. Jay’s guitar is alternately percussive and melodic, propelling the narrative. They couple these songs with a candidness and playful approachability on stage that disarms the audience, opening hearts just wide enough to let the light in. 

Known to audiences as two-thirds of The YaYas and half of No Fuss and Feathers, Catherine and Jay spent the last few years focusing their efforts on touring with No Fuss and Feathers in support of the group’s album, Traveling Circus (#22 Top Album of 2016 on Folk DJ and named one of the Best Albums of 2016 by WFMT's Rich Warren). These days, the husband and wife team find themselves turning their unaffected style toward more socio-political themes. Their new duo album, "Remember To Be Brave" will be released in early 2019.



* Three-time Kerrville New Folk Finalists

* Most Wanted Artists at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

* Official Showcase Artists at NERFA, SWRFA, SERFA & FARM

* South Florida Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition, Vic Heyman Award Finalists

* Finalists in the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest




"They brought a gift to those in attendance... a gift of well and cleverly crafted music, coupled with a candidness and approachability on stage that just drew the audience into their performance. A true night of entertainment!" ~Jeff Main - President, Groovin' In New Fairfield

"The songs are wise and moving, the melodies poignant. ... Catherine’s voice conveys every emotional nuance, like a painter whose brush bleeds sepia and autumn gold." ~Richard Cuccaro - Acoustic Live in NYC & Beyond

It was the kind of event I started this series for ― smart, tuneful, loose and fun.” ~Thomas Boyd - Music Over Manhattan House Concerts

Shows like that one are why I love doing this!” ~Carter Smith - Common Ground Community Concerts