Seattle-based singer/songwriter Debbie Miller will tug at your heart, cause you to giggle, and make you think twice about crossing her – sometimes all during the same song. Her latest album "LIVE in an Empty Sea" was released just last year in 2016. Blending humor with heart-wrenching honesty, Miller's refreshing brand of unique lyrics and playful melodies capture and delight audiences from coast to coast. With song topics ranging from love to bathroom graffiti, Miller's music oscillates flawlessly between folk-ish tunes on guitar and pounding numbers on the piano.
Miller, a New York native and classically trained pianist who studied under a Julliard alumna for ten years, began her career in the Brooklyn and East Village music scenes. When she was offered her first official gig, Miller was still so new the scene that she didn't have enough material to fill an entire set. So she wrote more, including the crowd favorite “Snippets From A Bathroom Stall,” (a live version appears on Measures + Waits), resulting in the release of her debut full-length album Fake Love in May 2010.
After moving cross-country to Seattle in 2010, Miller immersed herself in the legendary music scene and has been quickly embraced by West Coast audiences. Miller released her anticipated follow-up EP, Measures + Waits in March 2012, garnering press from City Arts Magazine, AOL Music, Seattle Weekly, SSG Music, PureVolume, and more. Since then, her songs have appeared in independent films, WNYC's Freakonomics, and TED-Ed.
With quirky lyrics that teeter between honesty, seriousness and silliness, Miller has developed a reputation for her unique live shows, which are sometimes highlighted by her propensity for error. These “Debbie Do-overs” have become fan favorites. “I think it's because people respond to authenticity and honesty in art and performance,” she said. In order to capture the essence and raw nature of these performances, Miller embarked on recording a live album in the spring of 2015. The project was funded successfully by her fans and supporters via Kickstarter.
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