“Growing up, my family was isolated just by mere location. Turns out that doesn’t insulate you from any of the troubles all of us have. Then, a writing space I rented in Knoxville was a dingy basement apartment with one window. That window looked out into a parking lot in the back of a convenience store. Listen, what I saw…Trust me. It’s a big big world.” – Scott Miller
What does the term “big big world” mean for artist Scott Miller? For starters, you could assume that the epicenter of that “big big world” is the two-hundred acre cattle farm Miller grew up on and now works in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. And the gifted songwriter/performer’s “big big world” recently stretched to include the aforementioned writing space in Knoxville, as well as the city block between the Nashville apartment of friend Patty Griffin to producer Doug Lancio’s Studio G! in East Nashville, where most of the work for Miller’s new project was done.
But after listening to the new CD, BIG BIG WORLD (F.A.Y. Recordings), Miller’s avid fans will realize that the phrase points to the artist’s new musical horizons, which have stretched beyond the sphere of any of his previous work.Scott Miller Website