Show # 103 - Sheri Miller interview
Sheri Miller was born into a musical household on Long Island, New York; and music was a part of her life from the start. Her mother, an opera singer and pianist, and a recording engineer uncle helped influence Sheri to begin writing original songs as a young child.
Later as an adult in college at the University of Pennsylvania, she studied literature and poetry, sang with a local blues band and continued to write songs.
Over the course of several months Sheri would have recurring dreams of keyboards and one evening had an especially vivid dream of buying a small black, white and grey Casio keyboard.
The next morning with that image fresh in her mind she took a different route for her daily walk. She came upon a one-day church sale and to her amazement found the exact Casio keyboard from her dream. So for $20 dollars she purchased the keyboard and it became her songwriting companion from that day forward.
After college she moved back to New York, taking up residence in Brooklyn and practicing her acoustic guitar and keyboard compositions for hours in her basement apartment. The influences of poets and classical composers helped Sheri develop her own sensual musical style of bluesy American soul meets classic British melodic-pop.
She developed and polished her live performances with steady rounds of open-mic nights at The Raven. Soon she was appearing on stage at well known venues such as The Bowery Ballroom, Joe's Pub, World Cafe Live, The Bluebird Cafe, The Canal Room and The Living Room. She also has a song featured on the Songwriter's Hall of Fame Compilation, Vol. 4.
And now she has released her first independent album called "Mantra".
Waste My Breath Mantra (I'm In Love) Devil In White The Blade Right Here Right Now All He Has To Do
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