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Feisty, funny singer/guitar-slinger Scott Miller is not a simple study. Raised on a cattle farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, where he expects to return before too long, he writes songs full of rural imagery, and his trademark is the mule. But he also has a degree in Russian and Soviet Studies from William & Mary and can write a rock song with the best of them.

Miller is not much like anybody else we know of. Fiercely independent, he has added graphic artist/fundraiser and entrepreneur to his well-established achievements of singer/songwriter/ace picker/bandleader. He started this latest release, For Crying Out Loud, by demoing up a fresh batch of songs on his trusty old Marantz hard-disc recorder. Then he had the nutty idea of pressing a thousand CDs and creating a different piece of handmade cover art for each one (“I had nothin’ better to do,” he points out). He called it the Appalachian Refugee Demos. Scott’s wife thought he was out of his mind until he made the discs available on his website for 20 bucks apiece and quickly sold every one of them. He then used the 20 grand to pay for the recording of For Crying Out Loud. The Knoxville-based artist gathered his band the Commonwealth


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Scott Miller shapes sin and salvation into breathing highway poetry on his recent album ‘For Crying Out Loud.’ AUSTIN-AMERICAN STATESMAN

“Miller and his cohorts have given us a baker's dozen of well-written songs that boast plenty of heart and soul and deserve your undivided attention.” BLURT

“For Crying Out Loud cements Scott Miller's reputation as a national treasure, and brings newfound respect for The Commonwealth, one of the best bands on the road today.” HONEST TUNE

“Miller and the Commonwealth successful combine Southern grit and homespun sentiments into songs that are, by turns, delicate, defiant, whimsical and rebellious.” PERFORMING SONGWRITER

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Album For Crying Out Loud by Scott Miller

For Crying Out Loud

F.A.Y. Recordings
2009

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Bottoms Out

Cadence Jazz Records
1999

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