Now you may look at this picture of Buddy Miller and say “Who the heck is this guy”. While Buddy is not a household name nor is his pic everywhere, his talents, both playing and producing, are everywhere. He has toured with Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Shaun Colvin, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. If you have seen any of the Robert Plant-Allsion Krauss stuff on TV , that’s Buddy playing guitar. He has also produced Robert Plants new album.
Along with wife Julie Miller, Buddy has released several projects as well as ones by himself. You may recognize “Does My Ring Burn Your Finger” by Lee Ann Womack, thats Buddy’s writing and he has had song cut by The Dixie Chicks and Brooks and Dunn. Buddy may be one of those guys that has the coolest gig in the world. He writes and plays his own music, beholding to no one. Has major artists covering his songs (translation, lots of cash), guys like Robert Plant asking him to produce (lots more cash), and has the respect of everyone in town ! How can you beat that. Here’s a video with a couple of heavyweights, Phil Maderia and Don Was (producer of Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson)