Marilyn Miller

Singer-songwriter Marilyn Miller was known for leading Open Jams at venues in Hudson for many years.  These days, she plays most often with guitarist Rick Warren as Rick and Marilyn. You may also see her performing solo, with the loosely organized Hudson Busk in the Hudson streets, and with singer/songwriter Betsi Krisniski. Her strengths lie in her powerful voice, paired with a driving acoustic rhythm guitar and melodic arrangements of her own tunes and the covers she loves. 



Chatham Berry Farm
Falcon Ridge
Valatie Theater
Sloop Brewery
Blueberry and Autumn Festivals in Austerlitz
Women's March 2018, 2019 Hudson, NY
OR Gallery and Tavern
Philmont Main Street Public House
Coburg Village Retirement Community
Catskill Wine and Cheese Festival
Race Brook Lodge
Kingston Artist's Collective
Rip Awakening Festival
Stewart House, Athens
Copake Camp Resort
Dewey Hall
Love Apple Farm "Music Under the Tent"
Dotties Cafe, Pittsfield, MA
20Main, Ausable Forks
Hillsdale Art Walk
Rhinebeck Porchfest
Hudson Athens Lighthouse Benefit
Catamount Rotary Pumpkin Festival
Farmers Markets- Hudson, Hillsdale, Schenectady, Rhinebeck, Catskill, Kinderhook, Germantown, Rosendale, Scheffield, Millerton








(long bio)

A fixture on the local music scene, Marilyn Miller was born in Hudson, NY and grew up in nearby Germantown. She is the granddaughter of Harrison Miller, a popular local fiddler and entertainer. 

Neil Young is likely the biggest influence on her music, songwriting and guitar playing. Although life intervened and kept her busy raising children and going to school in her younger years, her desire to keep learning and performing led her to guitar teacher David Hodge in the Berkshire Mountains. Step by step, Marilyn continued to grow into songwriting, performing and recording her own songs.

Marilyn is a big believer in continuing to learn and grow by attending workshops and seminars by notable songwriters and performers such as Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, and Sloan Wainwright. An enthusiastic 'Rustie', she has traveled the world with this group of Neil Young fans, singing and playing in dozens of international cities (while attending over 150 of Neil's shows!)

These days, her influences tend towards James McMurtry, Todd Snider, Lukas Nelson, John Prine, and her friend and fellow musician Betsi Krisniski, who is her sometime partner and 'busking sister' in the loosely organized group of street players known as 'HUDSON BUSK'.

Her current project is 'Rick and Marilyn', an electro-acoustic duo with guitar slinger Rick Warren. They appear at many events such as the Blueberry Festival, Rhinebeck PorchFest, Hudson Music Fest, Lighthouse Fundraiser, Greene County Arts Picnic and numerous farmer's markets, clubs, bars, festivals, and other venues.  She is known among other musicians for hosting jams and song circles and is always on the scene for social justice and progressive political events with her guitar.

Marilyn Miller truly embodies the spirit of bringing 'Music to the People' in a grassroots way, and by doing so brings the 'People to the Music'.



Sitting on the Dock of the Bay (Ottis Redding)
Ain’t Going Nowhere (Dylan)
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around (Trad)
Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Amazing Grace (Trad)
Angel from Montgomery (John Prine)
Bad Moon Rising (CCR)
Barroom Girls (Gillian Welch)
Barstool Blues  (Neil Young)
Big Yellow Taxi  (Joni Mitchell)
Bird in a House (Railroad Earth)
Birds (Neil Young)
Blowing in the Wind (Dylan)
Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell)
California Dreaming (The Mamas and The Papas)
City of New Orleans (Arlo Guthrie)
Can't Let Go (Lucinda Williams)
Catfish John (Grateful Dead)
Circle Game  (Joni Mitchell)
Comes a Time (Neil Young)
Coming into Los Angeles  (Arlo Guthrie)
Day is Done (Peter, Paul, and Mary)
Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones)
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right  (Dylan)
Down by the River (Neil Young)
Down by the Riverside  (Trad)
Down on the Corner (CCR)
Eight Days a Week  (Beatles)
Expecting to Fly (Buffalo Springfield)
Fire and Rain (James Taylor)
Fire on the Mountain (Grateful Dead)
Folsom Prison Blues  (Johnny Cash)
For What it's Worth (Buffalo Springfield)
Four Strong Winds (Ian Tyson)
Get Together (Youngbloods)
Gotta Travel On (Billy Grammer)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Helpless (Neil Young)
Helplessly Hoping  (Stephen Stills)
Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles)
House of the Rising Sun (Trad)
Hurt (Trent Reznor)
I Believe in You (Neil Young)
I Got You Babe (Sonny and Cher)
I Shall Be Released (Dylan)
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Dylan)
If I Had a Hammer (Pete Seeger)
If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot)
It Ain’t Me Babe (Dylan)
It's Too Late (Carol King)
Joe Hill (Joan Baez)
Just Breathe (Pearl Jam)
Keep Your Heart Young (Brandi Carlile)
Knocking on Heavens Door (Dylan)
Last Thing on My Mind (Tom Paxton)
Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) (Melanie)
Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream (Simon and Garfunkel)
Look Out for My Love (Neil Young)
Leaving on a Jet Plane (Peter Paul and Mary)
Looking Out My Back Door (CCR)
Make Me a Pallet (Trad)
Me and Bobby Mcgee (Janis Joplin)
Morning Has Broken (Cat Stevens)
MTA (Kingston Trio)
Music Arcade (Neil Young)
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (The Band)
Nights in White Satin (Moody Blues)
Oh, Suzanna (Rock version)
On the Road Again (Willie Nelson)
On the Way Home (Neil Young)
Out on the Weekend (Neil Young)
Over and Over (Neil Young)
Paradise (John Prine)
Powderfinger (Neil Young)
Proud Mary (CCR)
Reason to Believe (Rod Stewart)
Rich Man's War (Steve Earle)
Ripple (Grateful Dead)
Rockin in the Free World (Neil Young)
Ruby Tuesday (Rolling Stones)
Signs (Five Man Electrical Band)
So Far Away (Carol King)
Someday Soon (Judy Collins)
Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel)
Spanish Pipe Dream (John Prine)
Spirit Road (Neil Young)
Sunday Morning Coming Down (Johnny Cash)
Suzanne (Leonard Cohen)
Sweet Baby James (James Taylor)
Take Me Home Country Roads (John Denver)
The Boxer (Simon and Garfunkel)
The Cruel War (Peter, Paul, and Mary)
The Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down (The Band)
These Boots are Made for Walking  (Nancy Sinatra)
This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)
Wagon Wheel (Old Crow Medicine Show)
Where Have All the Flowers Gone (Pete Seeger)

We have about 2 hours' worth of originals…. Folk, Rock, Blues, Americana, Country

Neil Young and CSNY Tribute (+ songs Neil has covered, many already listed above):

After the Garden
After the Goldrush
Are you passionate
Big time
Cocaine eyes
Comes a time
Dont be denied
Don’t cry no tears
Expecting to fly
Flying on the ground
Four strong winds
Going home
Helplessly hoping
I believe in you
Look out for my love
Love art blues
Music arcade
Old laughing lady
No more
On the way home
Only love can break your heart
Out on the weekend
Over and over
Razor love
Ramada inn
Roll another number
Round and round
Running dry
Sail away
Silver and gold
Spirit road
Surfer joe
Losing end
Old country waltz
This old house
Throw your hatred down
Time fades away
Too far gone
Walk on
White line

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