Valorie Miller's mentor, Malcolm Holcombe, once told her:
"I've got bad news for you honey - you're a songwriter".
And, like it or not, she is. Valorie truly imparts to the listener a sense that songwriting is her calling. Razor-sharp lyrics, layered with nuance and wordplay, are delivered via her unique finger-picking guitar style and powerfully haunting voice.
Miller began her career as an independent artist with her
first release, "analog" in 1996. Her 2006 release, “Folk Star” is her fourth effort. From her home in Asheville, North Carolina, she has gained national recognition, sharing the stage with such artists as Merle Haggard and Leon Russell. Her songwriting has been praised by Lucinda Williams and Tony Arata (writer of multiple hits for Garth Brooks, among others). Her sound is both strikingly original and reminiscent of classic performers such as Patsy Cline and Billie Holiday.