Dylan Miller of Strait & Miller recently answered 5 Weekender questions about his Americana duo with Chris Strait.
Q: How long have you been playing?
A: We started playing music together near the end of our senior year of high school in 2011. Soon after we graduated we started playing out together and released a six song EP worldwide the following year titled “Palm of Her Hand.”
Q: How do you describe your sound?
A: Our current sound I would have to describe as Americana with bluegrass and folk roots. Although, we are always experimenting with our sound, and of course jamming old school Mississippi Delta blues tunes.
Q: Which musician — alive or dead — do you most wish you could share the stage with?
A: That’s a really difficult question to answer for me because there are so many artists from a variety of genres that have made a huge impression on me. I would probably have to say one of the bluesmen from the Mississippi Delta. Most likely Robert Johnson. There would be no such thing as rock ’n’ roll if it wasn’t for him.
Q: What’s your favorite song to play live?
A: My favorite song to play these days would have to be a new number we just started doing titled, “Wrong Side of The Tracks” — a tune I wrote down in Nashville, Tenn., with my friend Doug Forshey. It’ll appear on our next record.
Q: Where can people hear your music?
A: You can get your hands on a hard copy of our brand new record, “Steal My Soul,” by contacting us through our Facebook page at facebook.com/straitandmiller or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also listen to it for free at soundcloud.com/straitandmiller. You can find our first EP, “Palm of Her Hand,” on iTunes and anywhere digital music is sold.