Dave Miller: Guitarist

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Archive for the month “April, 2012”

Young Guitarists Make Good

I was recently sent some music by former guitar students that I’d like to share with you all.

PRCHER PRCHER – featuring my old student, Andrew Clinkman.  Awesome avant improv weirdness.  Andrew’s attending the New England Conservatory right now and studying under heavies like Joe Morris and Anthony Coleman.  Go Andrew!  This band also features Danny Van Duerm, an excellent pianist, who I’ve known since I was a kid in Wheaton.

Brownie Mountain – featuring my old student, Logan Bloom.  Very well done math rock.  Logan is studying at Indiana University Bloomington.  These guys are starting to play a lot around Chicago, so make sure to watch out for them.  I believe they’re also coming out to tour the east coast soon!

These guys are both killing it and I’m really proud of them.  Check ’em out!

Stream/pay what you want for Algernon’s first two albums and a whole lot more!

I’m excited to announce that I have just launched my personal Bandcamp page.  Here you’ll find my experimental rock band, Algernon’s, first two albums available to stream/pay what you want.  In addition, there are albums available from these other projects I’m a part of: Spam Filter, Swimmer, Jake Vinsel’s Horse-Fire, John Londay, Caroline Davis/Dave Miller duo, and a new solo track I just released.

I hope you enjoy the music.  New cupcakes coming soon!

new solo guitar track, “Doorway”

A solo guitar improvisation outtake taken from the Spam Filter, Your Life, Life-Teeming sessions.  Enjoy!

Out of Your Head and Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Hey there all you jazz/baking fans,

After recently arriving back in NYC from a month touring in Europe, I decided to get back into my baking spree Sunday night.  The occasion?  Adam Hopkins’ wonderful new improv series, Out of Your Head.

The idea for Out of Your Head  is to get jazz/improv musicians together in random/new/different combinations, set them loose on stage, and see what happens.  Adam’s series already had a well-established  home in Baltimore before he recently relocated here in Brooklyn.  There’s been a fantastic response here already in a short few months.  The series happens every other sunday at Freddy’s Bar in the south end of Park Slope.

I participated in the second set this past Sunday and thought I’d celebrate by making a quick couple dozen of some of my favorite cupcakes – Snickerdoodle with Cinnamon Buttercream frosting!


Both sets were fantastic.

Set I:

Jonah Parzen-Johnson-reeds
Kenny Warren-trumpet
Ryan Mackstaller-guitar
Noah Garabedian-bass
Devin Drobka-drums

Set II:

Jake Henry-trumpet
Danny Gouker-trumpet
Dave Miller-guitar
Matt Rousseau-drums


Jake Henry, ceremoniously being fed a Snickerdoodle cupcake by fellow trumpeter/badass, Kenny Warren.

That's Adam Hopkins, the brains behind Out of Your Head, in the background, also enjoying the Doodle.


Lena Bloch 4tet Kickstarter

Here’s a link to a Kickstarter campaign for an album that I’ll be playing on:

Lena Bloch 4tet Kickstarter

It should be a great album.  I’m excited that the rhythm section will be Cameron Brown (bass) and Billy Mintz (drums).  Both are musicians that I’ve been listening to and admiring for many years now and it will be an honor to play with them.

If you feel like supporting a good cause, go for it!  Thanks!

New solo guitar track

Here is a solo guitar track which opens up the new Spam Filter album, “Your Life, Life-Teeming.”  Home-Woven Torpedo Director

Stream the whole album.

Hope you enjoy.  Let me know what you think!

Spam Filter releases “Your Life, Life-Teeming”



I’m proud to announce that Spam Filter (Ben Boye – keys, Quin Kirchner – drums, DM – guitar/synth) has released its debut full length, Your Life, Life-Teeming.  You can find it on Bandcamp:

Your Life, Life-Teeming

Stream it for free and pay what you want to buy.

We had a wonderful release show at the latest installment of the House Party Starting series in Chicago.


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