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Something Different

by Jeff Miller

Miller's sophomore effort- the long-awaited 'live in the studio' solo acoustic album, Something Different is a 70-minute collection of original songs and some improvised instrumental tunes.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. Something
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2. Little Things
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3. If You Want Me
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4. Many Times I Wonder
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5. Watch Out for that Girl
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6. Something Else
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7. Underground
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8. I Love You
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9. I Really Enjoy Spending Time With You
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10. Tonight
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11. Something More
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12. Scars
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13. The Right Words
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14. Coldest Winter
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15. Something Different
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16. On the Passage of Time
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17. I've Got to Go
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Something Different has sold over 1,000 copies.


\"Miller...has a dynamic acoustic style reminiscent of Steve Tibbetts and Phil Keaggy.\"

-John Hayes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Nothing flashy. No slick production. Just Jeff Miller, an acoustic guitar, a sampling machine, and several microphones. A 17-song album, Something Different is a departure from Miller\'s debut, Trying to be Cool. And, whereas most of the albums on CDBaby cost at least a dollar per song, Something Different winds up at well under a dollar a song!

Ideas to release the album started after fans began voicing the desire for a CD that captures the essence of a live Jeff Miller show. The disc is a collection of many new songs (including some instrumentals that were improvised on the fly), as well as some older original material that Jeff continues to perform at shows.

Jeff has been playing music for almost as long as he can remember. Starting with the violin at age 5, he has picked up many instruments and styles along the way. He concentrated mainly on violin and trombone, and classical and jazz music until his freshman year of high school.

During the summer before his freshman year of high school, Jeff made the decision to sell all his video games and buy his first guitar. Soon after, the guitar became his primary instrument, and Jeff fell in love with songwriting. The seeds of songwriting were sown during Jeff\'s high school years, and he was active in many groups, ranging from jazz bands and string quartets to a rock trio.

The musical journey continued when Jeff started classes at Boston\'s Berklee College of Music. There he dual-majored in Songwriting and Guitar Performance and studied with the likes of Pat Pattison and Jon Finn. Jeff\'s songwriting really began to develop and take form at Berklee. It was also during these years that Jeff performed with numerous Berklee artists, including Mike Schmid, and recorded much of his early original material.

Since completing his dual-major degree in Songwriting and Guitar Performance in 2001, Jeff has played countless venues in the midwest and eastern US, won local acoustic competitions, and even traveled to South Korea, to play in a tour of US Air Force bases with the Dave Pahanish Band. His music has also been played on over 175 radio stations, in the US and abroad.

Something Different is Jeff\'s second full-length album. His debut album, Trying to be Cool, is available at http://cdbaby.com/jeffmiller, and his latest release, Seesaw, is available at http://www.cdbaby.com/millerjeff.

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Brad Hodder

Buy this Album!!! You won't regret it.
I saw Jeff play at Borders in Monroeville, PA just last weekend. After hearing one song, I knew that I wanted to buy his cd. He is a very talented guitarist and singer. This CD really showcases his talents. It was recorded in a studio but as a live recording. Jeff plays ALL the guitar parts in the CD. For you non-guitarists, he uses what's called a sequencer. It basically records what he plays and then feeds it back in a loop so he can add another part to the mix. He does a brillant job at mixing several guitar parts seamlessly on top of one another to create a full sounding track. I LOVE that he did this CD all acoustic. Being a huge fan of acoustic coffee house style performances, it was right up my alley. You just can't find cd's like this around. He has a sound that reminds me of a cross between Jason Mraz, John Mayer, and Dave Matthews. VERY cool stuff. I highly recommend it!!!
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Brad Hodder

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Dear CDBaby,

I just submitted a review for this cd and I made a mistake. I said that Jeff uses a "sequencer". That is actually incorrect. He uses a "sampling machine". If you could change that in my review I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.
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D. Joseph Rickmyre

Jeff Miller is a masterful guitarist who gets his songs stuck in your head!
"Something Different" by Jeff Miller has a completely different feel from his previous album "Trying to Be Cool," but there is one similarity that cannot be overlooked...his songs are mindnumbingly catchy. If you are one of those people that cannot stand it when a song gets stuck in your head (no matter how great the song is), do not buy this album; however, if you have an appreciation for deep, thoughtful lyrics and rhythms that won't allow you to keep your feet still (or to keep your head from bobbing if you aren't a foot tapper), you need to get "Something Different" (meaning THIS album...not something else). Layers upon layers upon layers of guitar parts create a beautifully full sound that will make you question Jeff's honesty when he says that he played it all live, by himself, over a span of three days. But take it from someone who has seen his live show - this guy is the real deal. And that's what this album is about. This is essentially the music from a live Jeff Miller show. So get it, enjoy it (you won't be able to help it), and then do yourself a favor and when he does come to your city, go see him do his thing for yourself!
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Regis Behe - Pittsburgh Tribune Review

"Something Different" is as advertised - 2/11/04
Jeff Miller's debut album, "Trying to Be Cool," was a minor pop tour-de-force, an updated version of Todd Rundgren's "Something Anything," with the Upper St. Clair resident playing all instruments save drums.

His encore effort takes an opposite tack. "Something Different" is literally that, as Miller strips away the studio gimmickry for his second release. Recorded live in the studio, the 17 acoustic songs recall artists as diverse as Joseph Arthur and James Keelaghan, with a bit of Michael Hedges' intricate guitar work.
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Meagen Huelsenbeck

He's alive! Live!
Definitely a good rendition of how Jeff sounds live, which means great! Some of his classic originals, catchy songwriting, only missing the benefit of his interaction and random shouts from the crowd. Mmm...tasty guitar tricks, too. Looking forward to the next album.
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