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Buddy Miller records with Ribot, Frissell

Monday, June 7, 2010 – Buddy Miller sure is a busy man. Not only is he opening for and playing with Patty Griffin, he also found the time to record a new disc.

Miller said in Boston Sunday that he recorded a disc with guitarists Bill Frissell and Marc Ribot along with Greg Leisz with the music due out in January 2011. He said the CD would not be out until then because that was when the three would have time to tour behind the music. One of the songs is a Lefty Frizzell cover with Griffin on vocals.

Bass player Dennis Crouch and drummer Jay Bellerose played on the sessions produced by Miller at his home studio in Nashville in January. Miller and Ribot also sing along with guest vocalists Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, LeAnn Womack and Mark Anthony Thompson (Chocolate Genius). The CD will be released on New West Records.


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