>Rebecca Marie Miller is a force borne from Harrisburg, PA—an ever-
expanding musical community. Miller’s career dates back to 1996 at
just the tender age of 16; her work then and since has been rooted
in lilting poly-instrumental driving melodies dipped in melancholy.
Lyrics serve as the focal point of her songs and stick close to
confessional autobiography.

For 10 formative years Miller fronted and wrote songs with
Harrisburg’s Brave the Day, a band that she co-founded. Upon the
dissolution of Brave the Day, Miller packed up shop and headed west
to Los Angeles, spending nearly two years “making lots of mistakes
and losing lots of money.” In early 2010, Miller sold most of her
belongings and began a solitary and slow path back home. Making
her way north and then east, Miller would reconnect with Laura
Burhenn, friend and founder of the Omaha, Nebraska based music
collective The Mynabirds. Not long after, Burhenn would invite Miller
to tour nationally with The Mynabirds. Of that experience she says,
“So many great things have happened since then, all because I took
a long drive.”  

Miller’s music is devoted to contrasting the ruminating familiarity of
home against the glittering promise of the open road. Tipping her
hat to former band mates from Brave the Day and current band
mates The Mynabirds, she’s made a name for herself in her native
Harrisburg as a brown sparrow sprung from a cage. With a guitar as dark and weathered as her boots, Miller’s songs trace the spine of
America, connecting the wooden stage to her rolling tires, celebrating
the month she lived out of her car just as much as the afternoon she
finally turned back into her driveway.