His acclaimed "Singing Through History" Folk Music Programs for schools and libraries aid in the development of cultural and historical literacy, emphasizing the importance of history as a story well told.
Miller is an award-winning folksinger and virtuoso autoharpist. He has been a featured performer at the Claremont Folk Festival, the California Traditional Music Society's Summer Solstice Festival, the Berkeley Free Folk Festival, The Brookdale Bluegrass Festival, the San Francisco Free Folk Festival, the Santa Barbara Old Time Fiddlers' Convention, San Diego's Adams Avenue Roots Festival, the California Autoharp Gathering, the Willamette Valley Autoharp Gathering, and the Mount Laurel Autoharp Gathering.
A native of Northern California, he grew up a few blocks from historic Cannery Row on the Monterey Bay. As a child he listened to the recordings of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Oscar Brand, Cisco Houston, Marias and Miranda, and the Weavers.
At the age of 11 his parents took him hear folksinger Sam Hinton at the Grange Hall in Big Sur. He credits Hinton as his mentor and his greatest inspiration.
Miller began playing finger-style acoustic guitar at the age of seventeen. He has been playing the autoharp since 1994. He is a nationally recognized presenter of folklore and folk music programs and regularly performs at schools, libraries and museums.
Miller plays both diatonic and chromatic autoharps manufactured by Fladmark Woodworks, Orthey Instruments and the Oscar Schmidt Company. He uses only his fingernails for picks. He has recorded two CDs of folksongs, The Orphan Train and Other Reminiscences and Wild Birds.
Pianist and composer George Winston has called him, "...one of the great autoharpists and folksingers of our times."
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1. Silken Dreams (Anne Hills)
2. Twisted Laurel (Tommy Thompson)
3. Springfield Mountain (Traditional)
4. Rattlesnake Mountain (Traditional)
5. The Old Grey Squirrel (Alfred Noyes/Bob Zentz)
6. Bony on St. Helena (Traditional)
7. This Old Mandolin (Michael Smith)
8. The Bum Song/Naw, I Don't Want to be Rich
9. Dixie Darling (Percy Wenrich)
10. Tiny Fish for Japan (Stan Rogers)
11. The Hobo's Last Ride (A.L. Kirby)
12. In Tall Buildings (John Hartford)
13. Orphan Train (Bruce Utah Phillips)
14. Hell in Texas (Traditional)
15. Ghost Train (Mary McCaslin)
16. No More Fish, No Fishermen (Sheldon Posen)
17. Coming Around the Horn (Traditional)
18. I Still Can't Say Goodbye (R. Blinn/J. Moore)