New Road Under My Wheels

New Road Under My Wheels

by Jerry Miller
     
 
Jerry Miller opens up his 2013 album with "Travis Express," a signal that the guitarist owes a significant debt to the great Merle Travis. Then again, most purely instrumental country guitarists do owe Travis a great deal, and Miller doesn't shy away from his love of classic '50s and '60s pickers, using New Road Under My

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Jerry Miller opens up his 2013 album with "Travis Express," a signal that the guitarist owes a significant debt to the great Merle Travis. Then again, most purely instrumental country guitarists do owe Travis a great deal, and Miller doesn't shy away from his love of classic '50s and '60s pickers, using New Road Under My Wheels as a celebration of that whole era, leaning heavily on honky tonk and Western swing to deliver a jumping good time. Perhaps Miller is superficially similar to Junior Brown, another virtuoso country guitarist who also adores roadhouse country, but Brown is a nitro-charged engine throttling down the highway. Miller plays with grace and finesse, a nimble picker who ably complements the number of guest vocalists who pop up on the record (they include his former bandleader Eilen Jewell, Roy Sludge, Miss Tess, and Eric Royer). Miller also isn't a strict purist: he may dig deep for smart Bob Wills and Grandpa Jones covers, but he's also happy to indulge bits of twangy, reverb-heavy stretches that bring to mind silver screen rock & roll of the golden age. It all adds up to a tremendously entertaining album; it's a knowing throwback that celebrates all kinds of mid-century traditions without being beholden to the past.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/23/2013
Label:
Signature Sounds
UPC:
0701237205427
catalogNumber:
2054
Rank:
131028

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Miller   Primary Artist,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar
Eric Royer   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Eilen Jewell   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Miss Tess   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jason Beek   Drums
Roy Sludge   Piano,Vocals,Guest Appearance
John Sciascia   Upright Bass

Technical Credits

Johnny Gimble   Composer
Grandpa Jones   Composer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
David Kent   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Chris Rival   Engineer
Paul Westmoreland   Composer
Jason Beek   Producer
Nate Gibson   Liner Notes
Jimmy Stewart   Composer
Jerry Miller   Composer,Producer
Dude Rancher   Composer
Thomas E. Wilson   Composer

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