For Marilyn Miller, music is a mental, physical, and emotional activity: totally engaging, offering constant opportunities to grow, to explore, and to connect with audiences and other artists. She is happy to announce the release of her 10-song debut album, Nighthawk, which showcases her unique voice and mastery of a wide range of song styles.
Nighthawk, produced by Todd Mack of Off the Beat 'N' Track Studio in Sheffield, MA, is a collection of songs ranging from the punkish-rock of "Crash and Burn" to the down-home country of "Crater." There are also acoustic ballads, a straight up blues piece, and the title song, which is best enjoyed in the dark, with head phones. Marilyn's songs are highly personal, with catchy, fun, interesting melodies and honest, thoughtful lyrics. Each song comes wrapped up in sonic magic created by an exciting set of musicians, heavily flavored with guitars of all sorts, pedal steel, violin and viola, piano and drums. This is art of many layers, and you will hear something new with each listen, and find yourself humming these tunes as you move through your day.
It is no surprise that, given the diversity of her songs, her favorite musician is Neil Young, a man well known to follow his muse wherever it takes him. His influence is evident in these songs. As a performer, Marilyn is most often compared to Patti Smith, no doubt due to the high energy she displays in presenting her work, and her dedication to always seeking the truth in the music.
This album has been put together with the help of many talented friends, from the album art work, to the players, to the people who have cheered her on along the way. She is a solid fan of live music, and you will find her most often encouraging others at an open mic, having an open jam at her country home, supporting a farmers' market or other cause, or busking on the streets of her hometown.
All to keep the music flowing ....
“NightHawk” is sold on CD Baby. For information on shows or to hear the entire CD, go to www.MarilynMillerMusic.com.
To book a gig, request promo materials, or to set up an interview, please contact Marilyn at 518 965-3212 or marilyn@MarilynMillerMusic.com. Marilyn is available for gigs, solo or with band, acoustic or plugged in, private or public.
For some people, a guitar is just an instrument. For Marilyn Miller, a guitar is a friend, a confidant and a tool for community. With her extensive knowledge of classic folk, her catalog dips into Neil Young, John Prine, Steve Earle and other progressive musicians, but her strength ies in her original compositions. The songs consist of compelling, memorable melodies and thoughtful, heartfelt lyrics. Her debut album, Nighthawk, showcases her unique voice, her mastery of a wide range of song styles and her emtional depth. You will remember these songs and this performance.