Scott Miller’s latest recorded effort titled For Crying Out Loud, to be released next year brings finished versions of songs from the Appalachian Refugee demos which were sold in small batches earlier this year to help finance the making of a full album.
Some immediate standouts are Sin in Indiana which came from various names Scott found while traveling through the Midwest and a belief that New Orleans is so crazy because all of the sin from the Midwest gets dumped in the Mississippi and the uptempo Claire Marie.
Digging deeper reveals Double Indemnity and Let You Down, both written with Doug Lancio, whom Scott met while touring with Patty Griffin last summer. Doug contributed slide guitar and mandolin in addition to producing three of the tracks.
The heartfelt I’m Right Here, My Love was written in tribute to Scott’s in-laws after the passing of his wife’s father. It also spotlights a beautiful duet vocal from Patty.
The two covers, Wildcat Whistle by Brad Deaton of the Taoist Cowboys and Tom T. Hall’s I Can’t Dance blend in perfectly with the rest of the album, the later featuring backing vocals by Tim O’Brien.
The first thousand copies are being released early in an individually numbered and autographed limited edition run available from either the website or at live shows.