J. Miller
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J. Miller


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Transmigration itunes single, The Eventually EP. Hook, Line, Sinker, the single from The EP has radio play on KKNT AM 960 and IMradio.com



The singularity of the stage is part of the allure for J. Miller.

With the personal touch of a backyard reunion, each one of J. Miller’s performances reflects the daily grind of a former choirboy with punk rock tendencies, whose gentle voice carries the force of a confident, justice-thirsty generation.

“My ultimate goal as an artist is to create the mood that inspired me to do what I’m doing,” said the 26-year-old, whose face appears familiar, like an old friend, from behind the neon-colored frames of a pair of cheap sunglasses. “I’ve discovered that place to come from in my spirit.”
Born in Alabama before moving to Florida and Texas, J. Miller decided to move West after graduating college in Ohio. He sold all his possessions to travel lightly, sans baggage. Soon he was living happily out of his car in Colorado, freely “sleeping in bear country and waking up to the sounds of coyotes…” as he dove into lyrics that explore solitude, love, suffering and a nomad’s lust for the open road. He jammed in Athens, Ohio and in Boulder, Colorado before landing in Phoenix.

Like any guitarist, J’s influences include those who sit in the pantheon of rock idols like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Beatles, though he is quick to cite classic singer-songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits and Jeff Buckley among those who motivated him to meld pen with microphone. What’s in his iPod right now? Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Fleet Foxes, Citizen Bird and other progressive *NOW bands.

A J. Miller performance is comprised of comfortable covers and his melodic vision for the future. His own songs evoke the grit and twang of something familiar, something that paused for a moment on the fringe of town before rocketing forward with purpose.

Set lists? No need. The man on the stool, carefully tuning his weapon, bases each show on each individual face in the crowd - each corner of each venue, a new possibility.

“I sit back, soak it up, survey the scene, so to speak,” said J, sitting back, surveying the scene with a cold beer in hand. “I don’t really have an agenda when I go up there.”