This is what Selwyn Birchwood, Alligator Recording Artist, and winner of Blues Music Award for "Best New Artist Debut!!" said about David Michael Miller's 2014 breakout solo record, Poisons Sipped:
"Poisons Sipped is a perfect cocktail of Blues, Soul, and Gospel flavors! Do yourself a favor and treat your ears to one of the best albums of the year!"
and here is what Selwyn has to say about Miller's follow up album, Same Soil, releasing July 1st, 2015
“Same Soil is a splendid example of how versatile this artist is. David Michael Miller is as diverse as he is soulful!"
SAME SOIL is a tribute to the fertile blues/roots tradition influencing David Michael Miller’s unique style, following the heels of his breakout album, Poisons Sipped. Co-produced, mixed and engineered by Grammy Nominated producer, Mike Brown, at Temperamental Studio (featured on American Pickers), over half of this album was tracked with pre-WWII instruments and using old mic’ing techniques. Along with the vintage equipment, David brought in a host of veteran players to bring the songs to life including keyboardist Jim Ehinger (Bonnie, Raitt, Albert Collins, Billy Vera and The Beaters), saxophonist Jason Moynihan (Buddy Guy) and drummer Carlton Campbell (of The Campbell Brothers). David explores songs inspired by Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddley as well as a blend of americana, soul and gospel influences.
The album features songs that take the listener from hard driving acoustic blues, through greasy shuffles, gospel beats, slow moody ballads, on to funky blues rock and concluding with a heart wrenching song written to honor his grandfather who passed on during the recording of the album.