Lee Miles is a Louisville, KY-based alt-country/folk-rock/blues-rock artist, who records and performs under the moniker of Chief Ghoul. And under the Chief Ghoul moniker, Miles has developed a reputation for a sound that channels the Mississippi Delta blues of Lightnin’ Hopkins, Blind Willie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and others, as his work is sparse and mostly self-accompanied; and although that sound has largely been out of favor, artists like Miles and Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton have bravely continued that tradition for contemporary audiences, who may have not even known of the Delta blues sound. 

“Roll Baby Roll, Kill Baby Kill” is the latest single off Miles’ forthcoming album, III and the song was written as Miles’ ode to the exploration film of the 60s and 70s. That shouldn’t be terribly surprising as the song has a cinematic feel – as though it should be part of the soundtrack of a period movie that deals with murder, obsession, lust and love set in the Deep South.