Telegraph Hill EP
\'Telegraph Hill\' was the first CD of Paul\'s CDs to be released, even though there were several other songs and projects in varying states of completion at the time. The album is book-ended by the traditional song The Salley Gardens, and the story it tells also frames the lyrical concerns of the rest of the album. The story begins with a chance meeting viewed in hindsight and continues through attempts to keep in touch to acknowledgement, acceptance, and contemplative reflection. Completing the circle is the second half of the Salley Gardens. Telegraph Hill was recorded at Inner Ear and Silver Sonya studios by Don Zientara and T.J. Lipple, who also played drums on the recording, and was released in the winter of 2006. What if Tom Petty's songs had been written by J. D. Salinger? Or Lucinda Williams had collaborated with Warren Zevon? Or what if Ryan Adams wrote music to accompany Steve Earle's short stories? If they did, you'd probably have a good handle on the music of Paul Miller. Against a backdrop of familiar and yet distinctive musical fabrics, Paul's narratives and character studies stand out for their keen observations of universal emotions - from the whimsical to the profound and reflective. A prolific songwriter, Paul's primary method is to write as many songs as possible, and then to go back to pick out groups of songs that suggest a common theme for rewriting and revision before going into the studio. The result is a finely crafted selection of material that stimulates the brain as well as the heart. Paul has worked with many local luminaries of the Washington D.C. music scene, including Sarah Azzara and Stella Schindler, and is looking forward to establishing himself among the other great singers and songwriters that the area has to offer. Thanks for your time, and please let us know if you've enjoyed the music - we'd love to hear from you!