It’s a fairly standard practice for future superstars to start off jockeying stools in dimly lit dives with the mere support of liquid courage and maybe a couple clapping barflies. Modern Americana icons like Tyler Childers and Sturgill Simpson sure wouldn’t be where they are today without those musty salad days. So now that they’ve struck it big and perform with larger ensembles, it’s unsurprising that their backing players abide by similar standards. A mutual member of both Simpson’s and Childers’ outfits? Drummer Miles Miller.
Born in Kentucky and now based in Austin, Miller doesn’t just thrive in the world of percussion; guitar and vocals enticed Miller’s talents far before his recruitment in Simpson’s band at the turns of the 2010s. Now, playing with Sturgill is the gig of a lifetime, but once COVID hit, after decade behind the kit, Miller stopped millin’ around, picked up the six-string and pen, and went to work.
Miller began fleshing out his inaugural entry as a solo singer-songwriter last January and finally emerges anew this weekend with Solid Gold. Smelting together some of the finest ores of Americana, country, and folk, the twelve well-tempered tunes on Solid Gold drop on Friday, with a release show 8:30PM that same evening at Sam’s Town Point with opener Tony Kamel and closers The Swindlers. So before you let the Bud Lights and brats flow tomorrow on what’s set to be a sunny day, take a trip across the pond to Dublin, drizzling in both rain and dry stout, and ditch those pesky calendar updates with “In A Daze”.
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