David Michael Miller
Right out of the gate, "All the Blues to You" explains Buffalo's David Michael Miller on his new Mike Brown-produced CD, "Same Soil." Never straying from the blue notes seems to be his practice and a sure thing when you're looking for a shortcut to the listener's heart and soul. This album is dynamic as hell: gentle and blue in spots between the red hot rave-ups. There's more going on than meets the ear, and a lot of it you sense in the room as if it were a ghost. And in keeping with the vaporous eternity slant: just dig the sanctifying strain on "Got Them Blues." The paring of Miller and ace producer Mike Brown makes perfect sense and is reminiscent of the beautiful work Joe Henry did with Solomon Burke. This album burns hot and cool; it cuts deep and heals you right up.