Sunday, July 5, 2009


Buddy Miller, married to singer/songwriter Julie Miller, began his career in the early 60's playing an upright bass in high school bluegrass bands. Later he formed the Buddy Miller Band, featuring a young Shawn Colvin on vocals and guitar.

Eventually finding his way to Nashville, he worked on albums for Jim Lauderdale, Victoria Williams and many others. In 1995, he produced his debut solo album, Your Love and Other Lies and quickly followed up with the 1997 release, Poison Love. Miller was also the lead guitarist in Emmylou Harris' band during this time. Emmylou Harris helped Miller by providing vocals on Poison Love. 1999 saw the release of Cruel Moon, with Julie Miller, Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle providing vocals.

Since then, Miller has released four more albums, Midnight and Lonesome, two as a duo with his wife and the spiritual Universal United House of Prayer on New West Records.

In 2008, Miller received the AMA Instrumentalist of the Year award, presented to him by his friends, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

You can learn more about Buddy Miller and his wife on their official website and purchase their music here. Meanwhile, enjoy Buddy Miller covering the Mark Heard song, "Worry Too Much".

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