The Nick Miller Project featuring Gabe Green
The Nick Miller Project featuring Gabe Green The Nick Miller Project mixes the live looping, one-man-band talents of Nick Miller with the soulful, dynamic voice of the gorgeous Gabe Green. Nick records multiple instruments live to create a sonic tapestry that brings a smile to your ear and a jangle to your bones. Together, Nick and Gabe play with styles ranging from blues, funk, jazz, hip-hop, and reggae to folk, bluegrass, and Indian classical. Instrumentation includes guitar, bass, sitar, drums, banjo, various percussion, and the use of a violin bow, so expect to be moved musically in many ways!

"I'm a traveler and a musician, a storyteller and writer, a farmer and a poet, a teacher and a student, a builder and a craftsman; I am what you think I am, and I am what I think I am too, at least I think so. as far as the musician thing goes, I do a solo show using a looping pedal to weave guitar, bass (using an octave pedal), sitar, mandolin, thumb piano, an assortment of djembes, shakers, bells, whistles, and so forth into a sonic tapestry that brings a smile to your ear and a hearty tap to your foot.

I have been making music for 15 years, and I've spent some time studying sitar in varanasi, india; though music has always moved me in a way that I can only express through music itself. I just didn't know how to express those emotions until I picked up a guitar and banged on a drum."

Nick was born in the grand year of 1982, but was born again, so to speak, the year he bought his first electric guitar. Nick has been making music for over 15 years, has spent some time studying sitar in Varanasi, India, and has shared the stage with the likes of The Del McCoury Band, Leftover Salmon, Tim Reynolds, Mecca Bodega, The Recipe, and other wonderful artists he has loads of respect for.

Nick has been playing lead guitar in bands since high school, but after many tough breakups decided to start a solo project that he could build on throughout his life. That's when the looping pedal came into his life and gave him the power of self-replication. He has now become a psychiatrist's nightmare as he schizophrenically switches from one instrument to the next to create a one-man-band experience that ranges in styles from funk, rock, and blues to Indian classical, hip-hop, folk, bluegrass, and whatever else he feels like playing. On one song you may hear the stylings of Doc Watson, and in the next the heavy-hitting funk of Sly and the Family Stone or perhaps a face-melting guitar solo. And then there's the sitar…and the bowed guitar…but you'll just have to see it to understand it and believe it.

Nick recently completed a last-minute, flying-by-the-seat-of-his-pants tour of northern Europe, which was one of the greatest personal victories of his life. He made many good friends, and twisted the minds of many passionate music lovers. Nick had the extreme privilege of playing in great clubs and pubs in places like Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, and various locations throughout Belgium, Germany, and the UK. He is plotting his return as you read this, so look out Europe!

Nick also plans to return to India, where he has spent about two years volunteering and studying/playing music. He misses his sitar guru in Varanasi, India; and wishes to play again with the French reggae outfit named Zamasanga, whom he played with in southern India during the summer of 2009. Nick has also recently teamed up with friend and graphic design wizard Eric M. (who deserves all the credit for this website) to create a grassroots record label called Appalachia Burning. Stay tuned for more on that project as it develops!

Nick's instruments include: Sitar, guitars, bass (using an octave pedal), djembes, shakers, and various percussion, mandolin, banjo, anantar, metallophone, esraj, and his own voice.

Nick's influences are primarily the greats from all styles of music: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, the David Grisman Quintet, the Del McCoury Band, Fela Kuti, Ween, Eyedea & Abilities, Bob Dylan, Blackalicious, Pink Floyd, Johnny Cash, Nick Drake, Pearl Jam, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Nikhil Banerjee (Indian Sitar Master), The Bad Plus, Leftover Salmon, early Grateful Dead, Shpongle, Portishead, Smashing Pumpkins, Kaki King, George Clinton, Bob Marley, the Thievery Corporation, Nirvana, Bela Fleck, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Edmar Castaneda, The Slip, Tool, Paul Simon, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, John McLaughlin, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Santana, early Van Morrison, Rage Against the Machine, and many many more.....