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Russell Miller | Springfield Mystery Plays

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Springfield Mystery Plays

by Russell Miller

Atmospheric story songs tastefully played on acoustic and electric guitars by a romantically-inclined singer-songwriter who grew up listening to 1960s pop music.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ride With You
4:07 album only
2. Roll Them Bones Again
3:17 album only
3. Improvise
4:37 album only
4. Why Did You Let Me Get Away?
3:41 album only
5. The Old Man
5:01 album only
6. [untitled]
0:19 album only
7. She Held His Hand
4:15 album only
8. For Love
3:51 album only
9. Waiting For The Wind To Turn
4:46 album only
10. Don't Ask For Much
5:02 album only
11. Acceptance
3:53 album only


Album Notes
Springfield Mystery Plays was the solo CD released in 1996 by Russell Miller, who went on to form the pop-rock band Dr. Isosceles with Jamie Choquette and Matt Jenkins.

Ostensibly a singer-songwriter album (which has gotten some airplay on public radio folk music programs across the U.S.), Springfield Mystery Plays presents stories of people who have fallen from grace, one way or another, and what they did with that. The songs feature lovely guitar and bass playing carefully arranged to create the mood but not get in the way of the singing.

A few of the songs were recorded live in the studio or on the stage, featuring just guitar and voice. The rest feature accompanying instrumentation of varying complexity. Most of the songs show pronounced pop leanings, and two of them (Ride With You and Waiting For The Wind To Turn) are still in the live repertoire of Dr. Isosceles.

"This guy is a marvelous storyteller!" -- Steve Jerrett, Sunday Morning Coffeehouse, KOPN FM, Columbia, Missouri.

"Radio-ready new folk." -- Seth Rogovoy, The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.



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Jamie Choquette

It made me weep with joy
Russell Miller is indicative of where rock is going in the future. This album captures all of the nuances of what a good album should be. Anybody with a credit card should stop what their doing and order this album NOW!