Double life.

Photo by Adam Staffa

Photo by Adam Staffa

I’ve always been scientifically oriented – I made my dad buy me a chemistry set and a telescope when I was a kid.  I used to listen to my family members’ hearts with a Fischer Price stethoscope.

I’ve also always loved music, and being up on a stage. Beginning piano lessons at age 7, music and performance has taken many different shapes throughout my life from theater to a capella, to songwriting. (And currently to violin lessons. Which I suck at, but I’m doing it anyway.)

For the last 3 years, I’ve been simultaneously in naturopathic medical school and pursuing music.  One isn’t a backup plan for the other – both are equal parts of me.  That’s why I am so honored my school, Bastyr University, thought this was interesting and wanted to ask me about it.  Here’s the link to the article! It’s no fancy music blog, but I’m so proud of it.

Debbie Miller: Singer-Songwriter-ND Student | Bastyr University by Jon Hiskes

“It’s a Lie” & “Kindly Remove” Ballard Session

I got the opportunity to record some songs late one night in June at the Fremont Abbey – one of the most gorgeous sounding rooms of all time.

Thank you so much to Eratosthenes Fackenthall – check out www.ballardsessions.com for more videos of local Seattle artists!

Real Sisters Talk Radio

I recently did a really fun interview with Linda Rez Real Sisters Talk Radio. I answered a whole lotta questions, and they play a whole lotta my songs.

It is also a featured show on Blog Talk Radio!  Check it.

Listen to internet radio with Real Sisters Talk on Blog Talk Radio

Loitering. In downtown ice cream stores.

Here’s a song I wrote inspired by Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States”, written & performed for The Bushwick Book Club Seattle at the Fremont Abbey.  It’s kind of a hoot, I hope you like it!

It’s called “Do Not Loiter in Downtown Ice Cream Stores” and is inspired by a comical but very real rule that was posted by a Massachusetts school board in the early 1900s.

 

90.7 KSER In-studio performance

If you missed my performance on KSER, here’s some vids…

Tippy Toe:

Much Longer:

Videos by GeorgieCat Productions

On The Radio

kser picI’ll be live on the radio!

Tune in Thursday Feb. 28th to 90.7 FM KSER at 1pm PCT/4pm EST if you live near Everett, WA.   OR stream it live anywhere in the world at www.KSER.org.

Here’s hoping I don’t make a “Debbie-do-over.”

Catch you then!

 

‘Measures + Waits’ on SomethingElse Reviews 2012 Top 10 List

I am so excited to share that Measures + Waits was chosen as one of SomethingElse Reviews top 10 albums of 2012 in the unsigned artist category, coming in at #4!  With what I can only imagine is (at least) hundreds of submissions each year, I am honored they took the time to listen to my little EP and rank it among the highlights of their year.

Read the full article here!

New Years Eve in Tacoma!

On the last day of this year, I get to do my most favorite thing – play a show.  I am excited to be performing in Tacoma’s First Night celebration.  Check out the full line-up of musicians and bands, including Ivan & Alyosha, Campfire OK, and Naomi Wachira!  I’m on at 9pm - full  gig deets here.

Purchase your tickets online here, or purchase them from a local vendor in Tacoma – click here for the full list.

Happy (almost) brand new year!

“When I Was Debbie Miller”

Back in July, I asked fans to submit song title suggestions via my Facebook and Twitter.  As promised, here is a video the first winning submission, submitted by Debbie Miller Hufford. Shout outs to Mitt Romney, Michelle Obama, J-Lo, and more! :)

Filmed by Aimee Zoe at Seattle’s Conor Byrne Pub on 10.4.12
#writemysong

First #writemysong Contest Winner!

In July, fans submitted some fantastic song title suggestions for my “You write the title, I write the song” contest.  I am so pleased to announce the first winner!

“When I Was Debbie Miller”

Submitted by Debbie Miller Hufford of Johns Creek, Georgia

Maybe I’m biased because I’m also a Debbie Miller, but I couldn’t help myself.  It was too good – I wrote the song in about 15 minutes.  I can’t wait to share a video with you soon!

A rough draft

A rough draft

‘Measures + Waits’ on Pandora Radio

If you’re a Pandora radio listener, you can now add Measures + Waits to your cue!  Fake Love is still there too.  So probably, you should just make a Debbie Miller Station.

Help me write a song!

“You should write a song about that.”  People always say this to me.
So I had a crazy idea…YOU write the TITLE, I write the song.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR SONG TITLE:
All title submissions must be posted  by 7/18 to either:
WHAT YOU WIN:
I, along with the help of some buds, will be picking 2 or 3 winners.  The goal is to have 1 west coast winner and 1 east coast winner so I can perform them for you in person:  8/5 @ Columbia City Theater in Seattle, 9/13 @ Rockwood Music Hall in NYC.
  • I write a song, that would never have existed without you.  Pretty cool!
  • Every time I perform it I’ll mention you.  If it ever gets recorded, you get a writing credit in the album!
  •  I’ll post a video recording of the song for all to see.

WHY:

  • I’m a dork, and I love assignments.
  • This is my idea of fun.

GO!

Performing for best-selling author Justin Halpern (“Sh*t My Dad Says”)

This is one of the coolest things I’ve gotten to do thus far as a songwriter, so I had to share.  On 5/22/12 at the University Bookstore, I (along with other members of the Bushwick Book Club Seattle),  performed a song inspired by NY Times best-selling author Justin Halpern‘s latest book, “I Suck at Girls“.   The book itself  pee-your-self-funny so to write a song inspired by it was a little intimidating – especially since Justin Halpern himself was going to be there (we were performing at his book tour stop in Seattle).

He loved my song which made me blush.  It was so awesome.

 

Artist Spotlight on ‘The Other Woman’ Radio Show

Check out this artist spotlight from The Other Woman radio show, hosted by Ruth Barnes.  ‘The Other Woman’ is a fantastic show on the UK’s Amazing Radio.  They spun some tracks from Measures + Waits, and I did a little interview! It starts at minute 51:00.

Deli Magazine Seattle Artist of the Month!

I am ridiculously honored to have been voted  The Deli Magazine Seattle’s artist of the month for May 2012.

Thank you so much to everyone who voted!!

Columbia City Theater show recap in City Arts Magazine & InsideRight Wrist

If you missed the Seattle EP release show for Measures + Waits, check out this lovely write-up & photo recap of the night by Nate Watters of City Arts Magazine here.

Photo by Nate Watters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

InsideRight Wrist’s Morgen Schuler also snapped some beautiful shots of the performance.  Check it out here!

Photo by Morgen Schuler

 

“What’s She Got” Official Music Video

Filmed & edited by Eratothenes Fackenthall, directed by Kari Lefevre, choreographed by Mercedes Klein.

The video was shot over the course of 3 days in the neighborhood of Ballard in Seattle, WA.  There were many onlookers.

Debbie & gang on BalconyTV!

Me , Leah Goldstein (co-wrote “Inch By Inch”), & Greg Coladarci (producer) perform “Inch By Inch” for BalconyTV in New York City.  Enjoy!

“Inch By Inch” song of the day on PureVolume

Check it out here: ‘Inch by Inch’ on PureVolume

“Between playful melodies, hushed vocals, and twinkling cymbals, this song pays homage to the sweeter side of love while still maintaining hints of reality and maturity. On multiple occasions, Miller harmonizes effortlessly with Leah Goldstein [who co-wrote the song], produces sweeping melodies, and builds her instrumentation to epic proportions, creating a sound much more complex in the details than its initial moments may lead you to believe.” – PureVolume

‘Measures + Waits’ now available!!

At long last, my second album has been released into the world!

Available NOW on Bandcamp, iTunes & Amazon! The crowd goes wild!

Share it, ‘like it’, review it, or simply enjoy.  Thanks for listening!