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Classic Album Review: Buddy Miller | Midnight And Lonesome

The Nashville singer-songwriter remains one of Americana's greatest unsung heroes.

This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


How Buddy Miller has managed to fly under the pop-culture radar for so many years is beyond me.

Granted, rootsy country singer-songwriters aren’t in short supply in Nashville. But talents of Miller’s stature never go out of style. His fifth superb album Midnight And Lonesome shows once again why Buddy is one of Americana’s greatest unsung heroes. His tunes incorporate both the everyman earthiness of Steve Earle and the finely crafted structure of Rodney Crowell; his voice is a lightly dusted twang that can (and does) evoke everyone from the Everly Brothers to Curtis Mayfield; and his guitar playing is good enough to keep him employed by none other than Emmylou Harris. So whaddaya get for the roots-rocker who has everything but success? Well, you get his album — for yourself.