Earlier this year, John R. Miller released his latest album, Depreciated. The album chronicles the story of a life well-lived, with its songs being filled with hope and wonder. We spoke with him about it at the time of its July release, and he detailed the struggles that he was dealing with leading up to it. Miller eventually found happiness in Kentucky and began spending a lot of time traveling and performing in the Bluegrass State.
The album, which was produced by Justin Francis (Leon Bridges, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price) and Adam Meisterhans, is Miller’s best work yet. It was so good to the point where another producer who happened to be walking by the room where it was being mixed was so impressed that he helped facilitate Miller being signed to Concord.
Having first picked up a guitar as a teen, the Nashville-dwelling, West Virginia-bred country-folk musician has been honing his craft for the better part of the past two decades. With Depreciated, the years of hard work is shown in his lyrics, which we said showcase “the undeniable beauty in discovery and growth.”
Miller is the latest artist to perform as part of our ongoing 15 Minute Live Performances series. He joins UPSAHL, KANDLE, Cha Wa, Sam Himself, Rozzi, Nick Waterhouse, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Sub-Radio, Cedric Burnside, Naia Izumi, Grace Weber, India Carney, Kate Vargas and STACEY to showcase their talents