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Music of 'Hosts' with Miles Patzer - Ben Bradlee takes on 'The Kid'

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Introducing HOSTS, the forthright pseudonym of Miles Patzer. The Nashville-based Milwaukee transplant is a singer/songwriter capable of evoking levels of emotion through his bare-bone sets that leave his listeners in an unfathomable state of introspection.

Upon first listen, the candor and somber disposition of HOSTS' debut album, Hearttaker, conveys a seemingly bleak outlook, but upon further examination, Patzer asserts that even in an utter moment of destruction and sadness, there’s literally nothing you ever have to worry about again.

Patzer is unabashed in recounting episodes of animosity and personal anguish, yet manages to weave such incidents into a context which allows the listener to accept each song on a visceral level.

Ben Bradlee Jr. is the author of the NY Times best-selling biography The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams, published by Little Brown December 2013. He spent 25 years with The Boston Globe, 10 years as a reporter and 15 as editor.

As a reporter he served on the Spotlight Team at the State House bureau and as the paper’s roving national correspondent. He covered the 1988 presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis and also reported overseas for The Globe. Bradlee has written three previous books, The Ambush Murders, the case of a black activist accused and ultimately acquitted after three trials of killing two white policemen, Prophet of Blood, the story of polygamous cult leader Ervil LeBaron and Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North. 

A graduate of Colby College, Bradlee served in the Peace Corps in Afghanistan. On his return to the United States he went to work as a reporter for the Riverside Press-Enterprise, remaining there until mid 1975. Bradlee has three children. He and his wife Janice live outside Boston.