Live album – video sneak peek

I’m so excited to share a little snippet from my upcoming live album.  I guess this is what happens when you record in front of an audience…  #DebbieDoOver

This song is my own twist of a sappy love duet when someone does something wrong, and both people are sorry.  For example, this song performed by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow.  I got a little writing help from my buddy Dave Beck back in my New York days.

The full song will be on the album.  Promise.  :)


LIVE ALBUM = RECORDED.  I can’t believe it’s over!  The whole night at Empty Sea Studios was amazing, and I really can’t put it into words.

Photo by Adam Staffa

Photo by Adam Staffa

I couldn’t have done it with out the support of my friends, family, and fans.  A big huge thank you to the incredible lineup of musicians who added their myriad talents to the performance (Gabriel Wolfchild Julia Massey, Amanda Sue Winterhalter Mya Byrne, Grace Yoo, Matt Hart, Greg Coladarci, and Aimee Zoe).  We laughed, we cried, we laughed some more, I did a few Debbie-Do-Overs.  The album won’t be out for a bit, but keep checking back for videos and other fun stuff.  For now, here’s a few photos from the night.

Gabriel Wolfchild | Photo by Adam Staffa

Gabriel Wolfchild | Photo by Adam Staffa


Julia Massey | Photo by Adam Staffa


Grace Yoo on violin | Photo by Adam Staffa

Photo by Adam Staffa

Finale | Photo by Adam Staffa


Setlist | Photo by Adam Staffa

Kickstarter SUCCESS! Thank you!!

Photo by Nate Watters

Thanks to all the support I received during my Kickstarter campaign to record a LIVE album, I reached my goal 1 week early, and SOLD OUT the show which takes place on March 14th.

Gabriel Wolfchild (ahem… he’s on NBC’s The Voice this season, #nobigdeal #teamxtina) and the incomparable Julia Massey will be opening up the show.  I’ll also be joined by a slew of talented musicians including Amanda Sue Winterhalter, Grace Yoo, Matt Hart (The Local Strangers), Mya Byrne, and Greg Coladarci.  Greg produced my first 2 albums, and I’m so delighted he will be here for the 3rd!

As an artist, I get  really excited when just one person relates to a song I wrote.  So to be supported by so many was truly overwhelming and I am really grateful and indebted to you.  I hope the album makes you happy once it’s all recorded, wrapped up in a neat little package, and out in the world.

Kickstarter to record a LIVE album!! 2/4/15 – 3/5/15

I am so very excited to announce that I am finally going to record a third album – and that album will be recorded LIVE on March 14th, 2015 at Empty Sea Studios in Seattle, WA.

I created a Kickstarter campaign to help offset the costs of the recording, CD replication, promotion, and design.  There are lots of great rewards, including being in the audience the night of the show!!  Opening up the night are my good friends Julia Massey and Gabriel Wolfchild.

If you’ve ever been to a live show, you know a lot of my performance involves comedy, off the cuff banter, bloopers and the like.  A lot of my songs are funny, and recording them in a studio wouldn’t capture the organic nature of the songs, and most importantly the audience reaction.  I’ve been wanting to do this project for quite some time, and YOU get to be part of it! And, best of all – if you can’t make the show, it will be streamed live on the web!

Contributions of any size make a world of difference.  I know it is a big deal to ask people for money, and I truly would not able able to do it without you.  I am so excited to be able to share these songs in their purest and most raw form.


New year, new album, new things

I am so excited about this year for so many reasons.  The biggest, is that I am getting set to record a brand new album (see what I did there?).  And you can be a part of it, including the live recording! Check back for details in a few weeks, or just go for the gusto and sign up for my mailing list. I am so excited to finally be able to share my new material. Exclamation point!

Also, a cool thing happened.  One of my songs, Kindly Remove, is in a TED-Ed video.  You know, as in TED Talks.  It’s a cool animation about Albert Einstein‘s miracle year. It got over 20,000 views on the first day it was posted, so not too shabby!  Check it out:

That’s all I got… for now. Happy new year!


I’m on a food blog! (Plus, a free download!)

But like, not just any food blog. The award-winning blog happens to be written by two-time New York Times best-selling author Molly Wizenberg.

Back in April, I wrote and performed a song for the Bushwick Book Club Seattle that was inspired by Molly’s first book “A Homemade Life”, which is a fantastic cookbook/memoir. Molly was in attendance that evening, and loved it so much that we made a recording for her blog.


4/23/14 @ The Royal Room in Seattle, WA


The song is called “Slow Roast My Tomatoes” (I kind of wanted to title it “Baby, I’ll Let You Slow Roast My Tomatoes”, but I was thankfully overruled). It’s a song about my feelings on cooking. The first line pretty much says it all.

Check out the original post on Orangette, and then wander over to Bushwick’s Bandcamp page where you can download the song for free!

Live album recording this winter…

It’s been a good while since I’ve shared anything on the ol’ website.  Facebook posting makes me lazy! Anyhow, hi, I’m still here, and pretty soon I will be sharing a lot more. Because I am going to do something I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do ever since I started playing music – record a live album!!

There will be a plethora (a word I learned from GRE studying) of ways you can be involved, so stay tuned, like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, or sign up for my email list (conveniently located to the right).

In the meantime, download some FREE tracks from my Bandcamp page (Inch by Inch & Tippy Toe). Or buy my first 2 albums in all kinds of places, including iTunes.

#newalbum #weeeeee

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 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

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

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.

All title submissions must be posted  by 7/18 to either:
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.


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


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.