John R. Miller - The Duck Room - St. Louis, MO - 08.02.24

John R. Miller

with Charlie Overman

About John R. Miller

John R Miller is a true hyphenate artist: singer-songwriter-picker. Every song on his thrilling debut solo album, Depreciated, is lush with intricate wordplay and haunting imagery, as well as being backed by a band that is on fire. One of his biggest long-time fans is roots music favorite Tyler Childers, who says he’s “a well-travelled wordsmith mapping out the world he’s seen, three chords at a time.” Miller is somehow able to transport us to a shadowy honkytonk and get existential all in the same line with his tightly written compositions. Miller’s own guitar-playing is on fine display here along with vocals that evoke the white-waters of the Potomac River rumbling below the high ridges of his native Shenandoah Valley.

Depreciated is a collection of eleven gems that take us to his homeplace even while exploring the way we can’t go home again, no matter how much we might ache for it. On the album, Miller says he was eager to combine elements of country, folk, blues, and rock to make his own sound. Recently lost heroes like Prine, Walker, and Shaver served as guideposts for the songcrafting but Miller has completely achieved his own sound. The album is almost...

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About Charlie Overman

Charlie Overman is a singer-songwriter who grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and has roots in southeast Kentucky. With a deep interest in old-time music, folk songwriters, traditional country music, and vintage rock n’ roll and punk music, Charlie has synthesized his influences into a rich and unique batch of original songs, telling his own, unique stories and creating his own, unique brand of lyrically driven country and rock and roll music. His lyrics hold water and his sound is all his own.