Shelley Miller

Chicago, Illinois

"A songwriter's songwriter...Miller inhabits her songs like a second skin."
- Wildy's World

"This is songwriting and performance at the highest level...one my top picks for the year 2010."
- Don Sechelski The Muse's Muse

Equal parts abandoned building, strawberry shortcake and high lonesome cowgirl, Shelley Miller aims to save the world one listener at a time...if not through her music, then through the homemade cookies she often bakes for her shows. From the back-porch lilt of of "I Don't Mind" to the soulful ache of "Buckle to Burn", Shelley writes songs that grab listeners by the heart...and stick to their bones.

A versatile guitarist and intensely emotional performer, Shelley has performed at venues and festivals throughout the country, including: The National Women's Music Festival, The Old Town School of Folk Music, The Country Throwdown Tour, The Chicago Folk and Roots Festival, Schuba's and Martyr's. Her blend of soulful folk, rock and Americana is at home in rock bars and acoustic cafes alike.

"Extremely well played acoustic folk with wonderful shimmering melodies...this woman's got enormous talent."
- Common Folk Meadow

Incognito seething rocker.


-- Expository Magazine

On her latest CD, When It's All Gone, You Come Back (released March 2010), Miller lets her voice and words take center stage...and close listeners are rewarded. Recorded mostly live by engineer John Abbey (who also co-produced the album with Miller) and featuring supporting turns from members of several acclaimed Chicago bands, When It's All Gone, You Come Back is at once sparse and lush, timeless and new. With the raw honesty of Patty Griffin and the catchy grit of Heartbreaker-era Ryan Adams, Miller proves that she is a voice to be reckoned with in the world of folk and Americana.