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Sean Miller

Everywhere I Roam

Review by Gary Hill

Sean Miller hails from Michigan where he is part of the band The Real Ingredients. This is his new solo release. It has a real folk meets rock approach to it. It's quite classy and effective from start to finish. There is a decent amount of variety within the set while still remaining consistent.

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Track by Track Review
Couldn't Make This House A Home
Percussion brings this into being. Guitar joins as it continues. As it works onward vocals are added to the mix. Some organ lends a retro texture to the cut. This is both classic and classy.
Fly On
Less rock and roll than the opener, this has so much strong folk music built into it. It's a particularly effective tune.
Canned Peaches
The organ is back on this number, but it's another cut that's more folk oriented. A ballad, the arrangement on this is quite lush. The tune is evocative and powerful. In fact, this is one of my favorites here. Synthesizer adds a lot to the mix in terms of icing on the cake.
Phone Call Smiles (feat. Lara Fullford)
I like the picked guitar on this tune a lot. It brings a lot of magic to the folk tune. The duet on the piece is also a winner.
Everywhere I Roam

The title track has some hints of country music built into the folk concepts of the number. Yet it also seems rock based. The vocal performance on it certainly manages to rock.

Man On A Roof
There is a lot of emotion and power in the vocal performance on this cut, too. The organ brings some of that retro texture. The tune has a folk rocking sound that is potent. This is another highlight of the set. It has some cool electric guitar work later, really showcasing the rock end of things.
Oh Red Star
As this opens it has a real country rock groove to it. The tune has some solid hooks and a good energy and vibe.
 
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