Buddy & Julie Miller Return w/LP, Tour

 

Written
in Chalk due March 3 from New West.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

This info just slipped over the BLURT transom, and indeed, here
are few songwriting partnerships in music today that are as consistently
compelling as the dynamic between Buddy and Julie Miller.

 

The husband-and-wife duo have been writing and making music
together since they first met and married over 20 years ago. Some of the
efforts resulted in solo records for Buddy (five); others ended up albums by
Julie (six). Written in Chalk, due
out on New West Records on March 3, 2009, is only the second collaboration
credited to both Millers following eight years after 2001’s Buddy & Julie Miller.

 

Guests on Written in
Chalk
include Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Regina and Ann McCrary and
Larry Campbell.  The record was recorded
at the couple’s home studio in Nashville,
TN.  Written
In Chalk
will also be available on limited edition 180 gram vinyl.

 

Julie wrote nine of the twelve tracks on this extraordinary
record. Her songs are emotional, even gut-wrenching at times, but all with
underlying hints of love and of her faith. 
The most touching song on the album is “Don’t Say Goodbye” a
beautiful, poignant ballad that features Patty Griffin on backing vocals.  Her lyrics often evoke a deep sadness evident
in “A Long, Long Time” with the muted trumpet crying as Julie
sings.  The record is balanced out with
Buddy contributing to the country-rock duet “Gasoline and Matches”
and Dee Ervin’s bluesy, “One Part, Two Part” which Buddy sings with Regina and Ann
McCrary.  Robert Plant supplies vocals on
“What You Gonna Do, Leroy” a swampy stomp written by Mel Tillis and
originally performed by Lefty Frizzell.

 

 Named “Artist of the
Decade” by No Depression magazine,
and instrumentalist of the year by the Americana Music Association for the past
several years, Buddy Miller is one of the more highly sought after guitarists
and has played with such greats as Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Shawn Colvin,
Lucinda Williams, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jim Lauderdale, Robert Plant and Alison
Krauss. Buddy’s songs have been cut by such artists as The Dixie Chicks, LeeAnn
Womack, Jim Lauderdale and Emmylou Harris, among others. As a producer, his
resume is just as impressive; he produced Emmylou Harris’s live album Spyboy, Solomon Burke’s Grammy®
nominated Nashville and Allison Moorer’s covers
record Mockingbird.

 

 Julie received her
first real attention with the release of Buddy Miller’s 1995 HighTone debut, Your Love And Other Lies, for which she
co-wrote several songs and sang on three. Her songwriting soon attracted the
attention of Emmylou Harris, who recorded Julie’s “All My Tears,” as
did jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott.  Emmylou
Harris, as well as Steve Earle and Karen Perris of Innocence Mission, guested
on Miller’s album Blue Pony, which
generated reams of critical praise and brought Julie’s talents to center stage.

 

 

Check out www.buddyandjulie.com  for more information.

 

 Written In Chalk track List & credits:

 

 1 “Ellis County”

(Julie Miller)

Brady Blade – Drums

Chris Donohue – Bass

Larry Campbell – Fiddle

John Deaderick – Keyboards

Buddy And Julie Miller – Vocals

 

2 “Gasoline And Matches”

(Julie And Buddy Miller)

Bryan Owings – Drums

Chris Donohue – Bass

Buddy And Julie Miller – Vocals

 

3 “Don’t Say Goodbye”

(Julie Miller)

Patty Griffin – Vocal

John Deaderick – Piano

 

4 “What You Gonna Do, Leroy”

(Mel Tillis)

Jay Belerose – Drums

Dennis Crouch – Bass

Stuart Duncan – Fiddle

Gurf Morlix – Lap Steel

Robert Plant – Vocal

 

5 “A Long, Long Time”

(Julie Miller)

Matt Rollings – Piano

Brady Blade – Drums

Byron House – Bass

Kami Lyle – Trumpet

 

6 “One Part, Two Part”

(Dee Ervin)

Brady Blade – Drums

Chris Donohue – Bass

John Deaderick – Keyboards

Russ Pahl – Steel Guitar

Regina And
Ann Mccrary – Vocals

 

7 “Chalk”

(Julie Miller)

Brady Blade – Drums

Chris Donohue – Bass

John Deaderick – Keyboards

Patty Griffin – Vocal

 

8 “Everytime We Say Goodbye”

(Julie Miller)

John Deaderick – Piano

 

9 “Hush, Sorrow”

(Julie Miller)

John Deaderick – Keyboards

Larry Campbell – Mandolin

Russ Pahl – Steel Guitar

Regina  Mccrary – Vocal

 

10 “Smooth”

(Julie Miller)

Bryan Owings – Drums

Chris Donohue – Bass

Buddy And Julie Miller – Vocals

 

11 “June”

(Julie Miller)

Buddy And Julie Miller – Vocals

 

12 “The Selfishness In Man”

(Leon Payne)

Brady Blade – Drums

Chris Donohue – Bass

John Deaderick – Keyboards

Russ Pahl – Steel Guitar

Emmylou Harris – Vocal

 

 

Tour
Dates:

 

Feb 3 2009      8:00P

            The
Birchmere             Alexandria, Virginia

Feb 4 2009      8:00P

            The
Birchmere             Alexandria, Virginia

Feb 5 2009      8:00P

            Whitaker Center
at the Forum            Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Feb 6 2009      8:00P

            The Keswick
  Glenside,
Pennsylvania

Feb 8 2009      8:00P

            Music Hall       Portsmouth,
New Hampshire

Feb 9 2009      8:00P

            State
Theatre   Ithaca, New York

Feb 10 2009    8:00P

            The Warner Theater
   Torrington,
Connecticut

Feb 19 2009    8:00P

            Meyershoff
Symphony Hall   Baltimore, Maryland

Feb 20 2009    8:00P

            Beacon
Theatre           New York City, New York

Feb 21 2009    8:00P

            Bardavon
1869 Opera House             Kingston, New
York

Feb 22 2009    8:00P

            The Orpheum
Boston,
Massachusetts

 

 

 

 

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