Generations of Change
One of Scotland's finest singing exports has re-recorded and brought up-to-date many of the standards in his repertoire, previously only available on cassette or LP. Produced and played on by Rich Brotherton of the Robert Earl Keen band, this is as fine a selection of Scots songs, old and new, as you'll find...all sung by a man with a voice 'as smooth and satisfying as a good single malt.' Accompanying musicians include Rich Brotherton, Brian McNeill, E.J.Jones, Cathie Ryan and Joel Guzman. Ed Miller is originally from Edinburgh Scotland; but has lived for many years in Austin TX, where he completed a PhD in Folklore at UT Austin. He has steadily built a reputation as a fine and compelling singer (as well as a teacher), bringing his songs and sly humor to Celtic Festivals, Highland Games, concerts, clubs and folk camps throughout N.America. In 2003, he was chosen as one of the performers to represent Scotland at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC, and has often shared the stage with such Scottish 'titans' as Brian McNeill; Alasdair Fraser and John Taylor. If you're looking for the Scotland of Brigadoon and Braveheart, this is NOT the man for you; but if you want to hear great songs sung well by a man keen to share the reality of Scotland with you, try Ed Miller. He also leads folksong tours to his homeland each summer for people who want to experience the songs and singers in their own home environment.