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Homeward

by Michael Paul Miller

Warm, soulful vocals reminicent of the great soul singers of the past. This is Americana/Gospel blues at its best, and seems to grow stronger with each play.
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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1. I'll Be Walking Home Today
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2. We Could Walk On Water
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3. Salvation Drive
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4. Holes In The Wall
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5. Lonesome Town
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6. Hold Her When She Cries
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7. It All Means Nothing Without You
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8. Hate To Say Goodbye
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9. The Gospel Acording To Paul
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10. Magazines And Cigarettes
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11. Army Of The Lord
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12. Homeward Bound
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"An expressive, amazing recording" - Blues Revue, Aug/Sept 2003

"It's the most accomplished singer-songwriter album I've heard in a long time" - DG
Sing Out! . Summer 2003

{"In a word...STUNNING..." ~ Andy Allu, Silk City Recording Co.

{"Smokestack Lightnin'" / WUCF 89.9FM selects Michael Paul Miller's CD Homeward (LPD2019) in top three acoustic releases of 2002!

"It's nice to see such real thought go into songwriting; the lyrics here are much better than the standard "ooh baby" stuff that permeates blues." -BLUES REVUE

{"Michael P. Miller is a tremendously talented singer, songwriter, troubadour!" ~ Rockin' Ralph Parker KHDC 90.9 FM

"It is an excellent musical experience."- David Stafford KKUP

{Michael P. Miller ~ "Homeward" CD review by "Hoodoo Jimmy" Simpson

"Michael P. Miller, singer/songwriter/performer fronts his California based band Blue Stew. While the band has had 3 CDs released, "Homeward" is Michael's first solo CD release. "Homeward" contains 11 songs penned by Michael, and one song "Lonesome Town", penned by Thomas Baker Knight and recorded by the late Ricky Nelson.

With a fine blend of acoustic, electric and slide guitar work, Michael makes a sincere emotional statement with each lyric as well as each note played. From the title cut, "I'll Be Walking Home Today" through the final cut "Homeward Bound", he tells a story of love, joy, sadness and sorrow that pulls right at the heart. This is solo Americana/Gospel blues at it's best, and seems to only grow stronger with each play. Accompanied with a keen wit, a present tense understanding of the roads of life, and with little regret Michael tells his stories of friends, of lovers and of life. His humor is best exemplified by his learning the lessons of life through "The Gospel According To Paul", and the bitterness of relationships through "Holes In The Wall."

Were you to take the rough edged sincerity of Tom Waits, mix the underlying lyrical irony of Lowell George with Ry Cooder's sublime mastery of guitar, you might find the roots of Michael P. Miller's music. Then again, Michael has done more than nourish these roots, he has become a forest in the trees...."
"Hoodoo Jimmy" Simpson - Rhythm City Magazine Dec. 2002

{Michael Paul Miller as a guitarist/singer/songwriter has performed with some of the best. Big Joe Turner, Joe Houston, R&B greats "The Drifters" are a few of his early gigs. He's toured extensively throughout the '70s.

In 1980-'81 attended the prestigious Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA and became connected to the CA songwriter scene.

Michael has been fronting and writing for the band "Blue Stew" from which three critically acclaimed CDs were produced. One of Miller's songs (Nobody's There) has since been licensed by Warner Bros. Television for their series "Elimidate".

"My Baby's Cookin'" and "Child of the Street" (penned by Miller) both reached #1 on MP3.

Equally at home playing electric or acoustic music, his most recent effort is his solo release, "Homeward". This CD is a mix of acoustic and electric 'gospel blues' that aims straight for the heart.

{"The blues is music of celebration, pain, joy, praise, passion, heartbreak, love. The blues is part of everyone. The blues is life, experience it."- M.P.Miller


Reviews


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Stephanie G. Wilt

life experiences put to music - brought back lots of my life memories
Very happy with the CD and its contents. Easy, yet thought provoking lyrics bring back memories of our own past. Excellent variety of slow/sad, or upbeat, and great guitar playing!

Heidi

Wow
The first song on the album is a stunner. The low, resonant vocals of the artist are amazing. It's my new favorite song.

Sherry Lawson Torres

Intensely, moving lyrics sung with the passion of one who's lived them
This cd is drenched in human trials & tribulations. Homeward is an emotional ride of life, love and the persuit of everyones dream...to go home again. Sherry Lawson Torres, Santa Barbara, CA

CD Baby


Having performed with some of the best- Big Joe Turner, Joe Houston, and R&B greats "The Drifters" in a few of his early gigs and having toured extensively throughout the 1970s, this man is obviously fully marinated in the tradition, deliciously crafted by the developing tradition like a fine, full-bodied wine. This acoustic blues collection, with the grabbing, gravelly voice of Tom Waits and his own, merging of ache with hope, covers the gamut from Americana Gospel to Delta. From start to finish, an absolutely, overwhelming delight for the senses.

Tamara Turner, CD Baby Music Editor/Reviewer

An absolutely overwhelming delight for the senses.
Having performed with some of the best- Big Joe Turner, Joe Houston, and R&B greats "The Drifters" in a few of his early gigs and having toured extensively throughout the 1970s, this man is obviously fully marinated in the tradition, deliciously crafted by the developing tradition like a fine, full-bodied wine. This acoustic blues collection, with the grabbing, gravelly voice of Tom Waits and his own, merging of ache with hope, covers the gamut from Americana Gospel to Delta. From start to finish, an absolutely, overwhelming delight for the senses.

paddlepack

homeward is a homerun
great cd, out of the ballpark

BMC

Nice stuff!
The 'preview tracks' hooked me straight away and the rest of the CD is equally as good. The vocals remind me of Tom Waits and I let a friend of mine listen to it and he said it reminded him a little of JJ Cale. I like both those artists and if you do too then you'll definitely enjoy this CD.

j.goldberg

tender visit to sacredness of life-healing, love, faith, acceptance-
The music of homeward bound evoke a tear of understanding because the songs touch tender places in the heart and soul of the listener. The expression of emotion is followed by a sense of relief, understanding and healing.
The music remind us of the sacredness of life and energize us to move forward with whatever challenges confront us. My favorite is This World Is Not My Home.