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Jacob Miller

Tender tunes from the PNW. . . Take a look at the Kickstarter campaign for my debut full-length album! 👇🏻

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jacobmillermusic/jacob-millers-debut-solo-album

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It has been a wild week for me - what with the Kickstarter launching and getting ready to announce a tour. I thought I’d sit down and share a new song I’m working on. . Still unfinished, let me know what you think. . . #thisnewhome #portlandmusic #jazzmaster #fender #jacobmiller #lufsongs #jacobmillermusic #spector #newmusic #guitar #kickstartercampaign #portlandoregon #gofundme #debutalbum #solo #fingerpicking #pickup #kickstarter #debutalbum @solo_section @pickup____ ____ @pickupjazz

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@toothbone and I had a great time performing on @xrayfm ‘s Hello Cruel World, hosted by @jbjpdx . New songs were shared, as well as some B+ dad jokes. We even fit a drum kit in this tiny room. . Click the link in my bio to listen to our in-studio performance and short interview about the @kickstarter and upcoming record! . . #xrayfm #instudio #kickstarter #airbnbportland #thisnewhome #jacobmiller #jacobmillermusic #debutalbum #solo #pdxmusic #portlandmusic #kickstartercampaign #newmusic #hellocruelworld #xray

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Today I’ll be playing some songs and talking about music on @xrayfm . 2PM - on @jbjpdx ‘s Show “Hello Cruel World.” The killing @toothbone will be on drums. Tune in!

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Day 2 of Kickstarting begins! *link in bio* Here is a photo of me and my best bud, @hotlipsporter , probably weaving me some crazy tale about a trip to Estonia or some such place. . I have been so lucky to have Charlie collaborate on some beautiful horn, string, and choir arrangements for my upcoming record. His skills are unmatched while he is simultaneously the most humble dude on the block. The easiest guy to bounce ideas off of while writing. . This afternoon at 2PM I will be playing live on @xrayfm to discuss my album, the @kickstarter , and a show I have tonight for @airbnbexperiences at @schoolhouse ! Please tune in to hear new music and check out some great local radio! . . 📷 @aj_molle . . . #thisnewhome #xrayfm #xray #jacobmiller #portlandmusic #jacobmillermusic #kickstarter #debutalbum #hellocruelworld #airbnbexperience #airbnb #airbnbportland

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Today I plunge myself into a 35 day campaign of hope, anxiety and excitement. I am making my debut solo record, and am launching a kickstarter campaign to help fund its pressing and production. This last year I have gone through so much change - and have a collection of songs very near to my heart to share with you all. . Through big musical and life shifts, I find myself in a more than ideal place to lay down these new tunes and hit the road most all of next year to share space, songs and stories with friends and strangers near and far. . Thank you SO much for supporting me in the past and continuing to do so now. If you have a moment, I ask that you click the LINK IN BIO to check out the video, my story, and what the record is about. I am really looking forward to sharing this with the world. Love to you all. . . Also - I will be on X-ray tomorrow at 2PM, and playing a show at @schoolhouse with @Karynannmusic in the evening (8/09). Presage only - so get your tickets!! . . 📷 @ktsummer . . #kickstarter #debutalbum #soloalbum #newmusic #jacobmiller #thisnewhome #jacobmillermusic #doebay #portland #portlandmusic #singersongwriter #holyshitthisisscary #gofundme #music #campaign #kickstartercampaign #independentartist #independent #folk #country

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This past weekend at @doebayfest was some real deal magic. . I was grateful to play with songwriting hero, @annativel , and connect with countless lovely musicians and folks attending the festival. Also, 20+ artists hanging out in a treehouse during a Simon and Garfunkel singalong is not a bad time - let me tell you. Thanks for the hangs @hotlipsporter @mooreamasa @planesonpaper @baltoamerica @kevinsur @giusepbro @jasonmccuemusic

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In the studio with @oxfordryan - aka, the Ox-man, working on the record before a weekend up on the fabled, Orcas Island 🌴. . New music soon-ish. Letting it all simmer.

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Many of you already know this, but my little nephew, Arlo, is kind of my life blood. . This kid inspires me every day, and it has been such a treat to watch him grow. He’s only 2 1/2 years old, but able to successfully identify every vinyl in my collection, and knows the words to more Beatles and Bruce Springsteen songs than I do. Wtf. . A few weeks back, I performed at @suttlelodge and decided to play a simple song I wrote for Arlo, as he had never heard it before. Well, he didn’t surprise anyone by jumping up and sharing some very sweet dance moves with all in attendance. Now this is not the greatest performance on my part (due to the self induced laughter and whiskey), but it will forever be a special moment that has again solidified my confidence in this little guy being the coolest fucking kid ever. I love you Arlo. . . . 🎥 @forgetfuldexter

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Tonight, @thegovcup . I’ll be opening up the show solo, then joining @oxfordryan on guitar. . @mattdorrien and Kera, of @keraandthelesbians will also be performing. Come hang. It’s free. . . 📷 @aj_molle

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Playing a last minute set at @theliquorstorepdx tomorrow (Tuesday, 7/24) with the very rad bluesman, Quinn DeVeaux . @toothbone joining me on drums. Be there. . 📷 @ktsummer . . . . #liquorstore #pdxmusic #quinndeveaux #jacobmiller #thisnewhome #jacobmillermusic #localshows #portlandmusic #blackandwhite #photography

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Playing the @dougfirlounge solo today for free! 3:00. . The lovely @beaubeaubarina will be playing 3PM-4PM, then I’ll be on from 4PM-6PM - right on the patio! Her and I might be singing a song or two together, and I’ll have a special guest up later (🎺!?). . So come drink some beer and hang out, then we can all go to @pdxpopnow and watch @uralthomasandthepain play for free..come onnn. . This’ll be my last PDX show for a bit, so be there! Have a sunny Sunday people. ☀️ 🍻

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NEW MUSIC ALERT 🚨 . . Today, I am fortunate to have the lovely folks at @thebluegrasssituation release a new song/video of mine titled, “Old, New.” About a month ago I was contacted by Jonny Himsel of @asongcatcher. A videographer from Florida; he was in town to visit/vaca and shoot various singer/songwriters live in PNW/PDX settings. . I had written this little song just a few days before the shoot, and he insisted this be the one I play. It is a tune about love as a idea that can be both old and new - regardless of a relationships status or duration. Whether you've been with someone for a week or as long as ten years, there is a beautiful comfort and nostalgia that is carried with the time spent together. I hope you enjoy and check out the whole video. Link in bio (of course). . . . #videopremiere #thebluegrasssituation #jacobmiller #oldnew #newmusic #jacobmillermusic #thisnewhome #portlandmusic #newrelease #jazzmaster #pickup #americana #folk #singersongwriter #guitars #guitarists #fender #guitar #electricguitar #asongcatcher #oldnew #solosection

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Looking forward to a busy week in PDX! And it seems as if it’s not hot as hell. 💀 Praise be. 🙌🏻 . •7/19 - @thewaypost w/ @saroontheband n @jazzboyfriends •7/21 - @schoolhouse . •7/22 - @dougfirlounge (FREE - 3PM) w/ @beaubeaubarina

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Had a wonderful time playing at @timberfest in Carnation, WA this past weekend. I closed out the festival Saturday with a midnight set of new music alongside the Tolt River. It was a laid back and beautiful little scene. Big thanks to @kevinsur and @artisthome for having me, and all the campers/new friends who stayed awake to watch my set! Annnd double thanks to John Shepski of @fluffandgravyrecords for the ride up and the hang. (Congrats on the cup - Viva la France 🇫🇷). . . Playing for free tonight in Vancouver, WA @vancouverbrickhouse from 10PM - 12AM. Beat the heat and come in for some music. 🍻 . . . . 📷 @driftless_photographer #toltriver #timberfest #secretshow #seattle #artisthome #timberfest2018 #carnation #jacobmiller #thisnewhome

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I’ve got a boatload of shows I am looking forward to in July! . So come drink beer in the sun with me while I sing a very reasonable balance of happy, and equally sad songs for you. See you out there! July 4 | @buoybeer | Astoria, OR July 7 | @suttlelodge | Sisters, OR July 11 | @achotelportland | PDX, OR July 13-15 | @timberfest | Carnation, WA July 16 | @vancouverbrickhouse | Vancouver, WA July 19 | @thewaypost | PDX, OR July 21 | @schoolhouse | PDX, OR July 22 | @dougfirlounge | PDX, OR July 27 | @thegovcup | Salem, OR . . 📸 @oxfordryan

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A week or so ago, I was fortunate enough to get together with @theannahoone and @buck_lukley for their @livefromthepalace video series. . The palace is a cozy little trailer parked in SE Portland, that plays host to various local and touring musicians. The tune I decided to play is called “Tell Yourself,” which I wrote some months back. Generally I don’t swear in my songs, as I find cuss words unnecessary or a bit over-expressive in musical storytelling; but this one just came out and it felt good. So - it became one I wanted to share. . It is about disregarding the preconceived notions of others. Friends, strangers, friends-of-friends - whatever. It is so damn easy to dig yourself into a hole of anxiety or self doubt, worrying about how other perceive you or what they might have heard. . No one really knows your whole story, and that’s ok. As soon as you’re able to recognize that and let it go, I think you allow yourself space to go about your life. To be able to walk into a room without immediately becoming worried how your character is judged. It is a difficult hurdle to jump, but recognizing it and trying to make that mental shift is a solid step forward. I hope it resonates with some of you. Thanks for watching/listening. . Full video on Facebook. Link in bio. . . Lots of dates in July.. 7/4 | @buoybeer | Astoria, OR 7/7 | @suttlelodge | Sisters, OR 7/11 | @achotelportland | Portland, OR 7/12 - 7/15 | 🤫 | Carnation, WA 7/16 | @vancouverbrickhouse | Vancouver, WA 7/21 | @schoolhouse | Portland, OR 7/22 | @dougfirlounge | Portland, OR 7/27 | @thegovcup | Salem, WA

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🍃🍃🍃 Catch me this Saturday @oldchurchpdx supporting @itskingsleymus for her EP release. All ages, $10ADV, $15 DOS . . Photos by the very kind @asongcatcher . Will be releasing our recent video session soon.

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These rainy June-uary days in the PNW feel a bit strange, but I’m embracing the cool weather before we kick it into high (heat) gear soon. How are you dealing with the rain? . On a different note - I’ve got a house show coming up in NE Portland this Friday, 6/15, as well as some new songs to share. The other songwriters are all wonderful - so come out. It’ll be the kick off to an awful busy summer. Also - it’s been a good while since I’ve played a house show, so I am really looking forward to sharing that kind of intimate space with the other songwriters and all who attend. Event info in story. See you there. ❤️ . 7:30PM Friday, 6/15. 3436 N Gatenbein Ave . Oh, AND next week I’m at @oldchurchpdx with @itskingsleymus for her album release - 6/23. Exciting, come celebrate! 🎊 . . . 📸 @aj_molle (miss you)

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