Tag Archives: Buddy Miller

The 9 Best Bob Dylan Covers – according to Paste Magazine (Video & Audio)



The_White_Stripes_-_The_White_Stripes

A great list published back in April 2009 over @ pastemagazine.com.

Here is top 9 & the final part of this series of blogposts.

-> Part 1 is here
-> Part 2 is here
-> Part 3 is here
-> Part 4 is here

9. The White Stripes – “One More Cup of Coffee” (from “The White Stripes” – 1999)

Continue reading The 9 Best Bob Dylan Covers – according to Paste Magazine (Video & Audio)

September 6: Buddy Miller was born in 1952

Buddy Miller

 

September 6: Buddy Miller was born in 1952

A showman’s life is a smokey bar and
The fevered chase of a tiny star
It’s a hotel room and a lonely wife
From what I’ve seen of a showman’s life

Nobody told me about this part
They told me all about the pretty girls and the wine and
The money and the good times
No mention of all the wear and tear on an old honkey-tonker’s heart
Well, I might have known it
But nobody told me about this part
~”A Showman’s life” (one of his best songs)

“A good song can take a steel guitar, no matter where it comes from, I think about songs this way: I’d love to sing that song, whatever band is playing it. Great songs transcend.”
~Buddy Miller

“When you hear Buddy or watch him play, there’s a magnetic quality that draws you to his music.
~Jim Lauderdale

A Showman’s Life:

Continue reading September 6: Buddy Miller was born in 1952

The Best Dylan Covers: Buddy Miller with God on our side

buddy miller

The Best Dylan Covers: Buddy Miller with God on our side

With God on Our Side was released as the third track Bob Dylan’s 1964 album The Times They Are A-Changin’. Dylan first performed the song during his debut at The Town Hall in New York City on April 12, 1963. Dylan is known to sing the song only rarely in concert.

Bob Dylan_The times they are a changin

Buddy Miller recorded the song for his 2004 album Universal United House of Prayer. 

Universal United House of Prayer is Buddy Miller’s fifth solo album, and his first for New West Records. The album appeared for one week and reached No. 64 on theBillboard Top Country Albums chart. It received the 2004 Americana Music Award for Album of the Year for 2004, and contains the Mark Heard-penned song “Worry Too Much”, which won the award for Song of the Year that same year.

Continue reading The Best Dylan Covers: Buddy Miller with God on our side

Today: Buddy Miller is 61

Buddy Miller

A showman’s life is a smokey bar and
The fevered chase of a tiny star
It’s a hotel room and a lonely wife
From what I’ve seen of a showman’s life

Nobody told me about this part
They told me all about the pretty girls and the wine and
The money and the good times
No mention of all the wear and tear on an old honkey-tonker’s heart
Well, I might have known it
But nobody told me about this part
~”A Showman’s life” (one of his best songs)

“A good song can take a steel guitar, no matter where it comes from, I think about songs this way: I’d love to sing that song, whatever band is playing it. Great songs transcend.”
~Buddy Miller

“When you hear Buddy or watch him play, there’s a magnetic quality that draws you to his music.
~Jim Lauderdale

A Showman’s Life:

From Wikipedia:

Born September 6, 1952 (age 61)
Fairborn, Ohio
Genres Country, Americana
Occupations Musician, Singer-songwriter,producer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1983–present
Labels HighTone
New West
Associated acts Julie Miller, Sweet Harmony Traveling Revue, Buddy Miller Band, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Emmylou Harris, Band of Joy, Steve Earle
Website www.buddyandjulie.com

Buddy Miller (born September 6, 1952 in Fairborn, Ohio) is a country singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist and producer, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. Miller is married to and has recorded with singer-songwriter Julie Miller.

Miller formed the Buddy Miller Band, which included singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin on vocals and guitar.

In addition to releasing several solo albums over the years, Miller has toured as lead guitarist and backing vocalist for Emmylou Harris’s Spyboy band, Steve Earle on his El Corazon tour, Shawn Colvin, and Linda Ronstadt. He co-produced and performed on Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s 2000 album Endless Night. He has also appeared on several albums by songwriter and singer Lucinda Williams.

In 2004, Miller toured with Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch, and David Rawlings as the Sweet Harmony Traveling Revue.

Photo by Jonathan Kofahl

Buddy Miller has also produced albums for a number of artists. During 2006 Solomon Burke came over to Miller’s house at Nashville to record his country album ‘Nashville’ on which Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch and Dolly Parton appear as duet partners.

He has a signature acoustic guitar made by the Fender company, and frequently uses vintage Wandre electric guitars.

—-

From allmusic.com – Johnny Lofthus:
Soulful Americana songwriter, singer, and producer Buddy Miller began his career in the early ’60s as an upright bassist in high-school bluegrass combos. Later, he traveled the back roads of America as an acoustic guitarist, eventually landing in New York City, where his Buddy Miller Band included a young Shawn Colvin on vocals and guitar. He also forged an enduring relationship with country-rock iconoclast Jim Lauderdale. Miller eventually landed in Nashville, where he did session guitar and vocal work on albums by Lauderdale, Victoria Williams, and Heather Myles, among others. He self-produced his criminally overlooked solo debut, Your Love and Other Lies (Hightone, 1995), and followed it with 1997’s equally superb Poison Love.By this point Miller was the lead guitarist in Emmylou Harris’ band, and Harris returned the favor with backing vocals throughout Poison Love. ….
.. read more @ allmuic.com

 

 

 

Worry Too Much:

Album of the day – Midnight and Lonesome (2002):

buddy miller midnight and lonesome

Other September-06:

Continue reading Today: Buddy Miller is 61

Today: Buddy Miller is 60

 

A showman’s life is a smokey bar and
The fevered chase of a tiny star
It’s a hotel room and a lonely wife
From what I’ve seen of a showman’s life

Nobody told me about this part
They told me all about the pretty girls and the wine and
The money and the good times
No mention of all the wear and tear on an old honkey-tonker’s heart
Well, I might have known it
But nobody told me about this part
~”A Showman’s life” (one of his best songs) 

From Wikipedia:

Born September 6, 1952 (age 60)
Fairborn, Ohio
Genres Country, Americana
Occupations Musician, Singer-songwriter,producer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1983–present
Labels HighTone
New West
Associated acts Julie MillerSweet Harmony Traveling Revue, Buddy Miller Band, Patty GriffinShawn ColvinGillian WelchDavid RawlingsEmmylou HarrisBand of JoySteve Earle
Website www.buddyandjulie.com

 

Buddy Miller (born September 6, 1952 in Fairborn, Ohio) is a country singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist and producer, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. Miller is married to and has recorded with singer-songwriter Julie Miller.

Miller formed the Buddy Miller Band, which included singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin on vocals and guitar.

In addition to releasing several solo albums over the years, Miller has toured as lead guitarist and backing vocalist for Emmylou Harris‘s Spyboy band, Steve Earle on his El Corazon tour, Shawn Colvin, and Linda Ronstadt. He co-produced and performed on Jimmie Dale Gilmore‘s 2000 album Endless Night. He has also appeared on several albums by songwriter and singer Lucinda Williams.

In 2004, Miller toured with Emmylou Harris, Patty GriffinGillian Welch, and David Rawlings as the Sweet Harmony Traveling Revue.

Photo by Jonathan Kofahl

Buddy Miller has also produced albums for a number of artists. During 2006 Solomon Burke came over to Miller’s house at Nashville to record his country album ‘Nashville’ on which Emmylou HarrisPatty GriffinGillian Welch and Dolly Parton appear as duet partners.

He has a signature acoustic guitar made by the Fender company, and frequently uses vintage Wandre electric guitars.

—-

From allmusic.com – Johnny Lofthus:

Soulful Americana songwriter, singer, and producer Buddy Miller began his career in the early ’60s as an upright bassist in high-school bluegrass combos. Later, he traveled the back roads of America as an acoustic guitarist, eventually landing in New York City, where his Buddy Miller Band included a young Shawn Colvin on vocals and guitar. He also forged an enduring relationship with country-rock iconoclast Jim Lauderdale. Miller eventually landed in Nashville, where he did session guitar and vocal work on albums by Lauderdale, Victoria Williams, and Heather Myles, among others. He self-produced his criminally overlooked solo debut, Your Love and Other Lies (Hightone, 1995), and followed it with 1997’s equally superb Poison Love.

By this point Miller was the lead guitarist in Emmylou Harris’ band, and Harris returned the favor with backing vocals throughout Poison Love. ….
.. read more @ allmuic.com 

 

A Showman’s Life:

Worry Too Much:

Album of the day – Midnight and Lonesome (2002):

Other September-06:

Continue reading Today: Buddy Miller is 60