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Miller readies new CD with Frisell, Ribot, Leisz

Monday, January 3, 2011 – Buddy Miller teamed up with guitarists Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz to create "The Majestic Silver Strings," a monumental musical experience to be released on CD, with bonus DVD, March 1 on New West Records.

The Miller-produced CD is his re-imagination of country songs, loaded with guitars, atmosphere and attitude. Guest vocalists on the album include Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Lee Ann Womack, Chocolate Genius, Ann McCrary and wife Julie Miller. Rounding out the band are Dennis Crouch on bass and Jay Bellerose on drums.

A bonus DVD with concert footage of the first, and only performance to date with the four principals playing the tracks selected for this project, will be included with the CD.

The musicians re-interpret classic country songs written by Lefty Frizzell, Roger Miller and George Jones, whose hit Why Baby Why is sung by Miller. The band also tackles a few traditional compositions and several new songs including God's Wing'd Horse, written by Julie Miller and Frisell. Miller duets on I Want To Be With You Always with Griffin.

Songs are:
1. Cattle Call Buddy Miller sings
2. No Good Lover Buddy Miller and Ann McCrary sing
3. I Want To Be With You Always Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin sing
4. Barres De La Prison Marc Ribot sings
5. Meds Lee Ann Womack sings
6. Dang Me Chocolate Genius sings
7. Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie Marc Ribot sings
8. That's The Way Love Goes Shawn Colvin sings
9. Freight Train Instrumental
10. Why I'm Walkin' Emmylou Harris sings
11. Why Baby Why Buddy Miller and Marc Ribot sing
12. Return To Me Lee Ann Womack sings
13. God's Wing'ed Horse Buddy and Julie Miller sing

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