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Brett Miller

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Brett Miller is a singer-songwriter from Springfield, Missouri. He spent 15 years writing songs, singing, playing rhythm guitar, and recording three studio albums with his band Brother Wiley (also known as Mincks & Miller).
Half of these songs were originally created for Wild Bob’s Musical Book Club, which meets monthly at Lindberg’s Tavern in Springfield. A select group of songwriters read the same book, then offer up their original music on stage. Brett’s song, “Nothing Hurts,” is his take on Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five, and is available on the first Wild Bob’s compilation, Vol. I: So It Goes. The other half of the songs on this album are about leaving – leaving organized religion, leaving careers, leaving home, and stepping out of the marching orders we’ve been given by our culture of complacency and outrage.
After he left the religious faith of his childhood, Miller quit his career as a communication professor at an evangelical university. A few months after the 2016 presidential election, he and his wife left their jobs, sold their house and cars, bought a van, and traveled the country for a year listening to people’s stories and trying to make sense of the deepening social divide. This album becomes a voice in that conversation.
There is an undeniable dishonesty and darkness in the world. These songs speak truth to power, while accepting that people are complicated, simple creeds aren’t helpful, and the audacious belief in love is still our greatest hope.

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