ALBUM RELEASE: March 25, 2016, Katie releases sophomore album, A New Day.

"The relationship Katie has with music leaves one feeling that the music can indeed recreate the self." ~ Angela Shaffer, Punchland.com (Brooklyn, NY)  
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"The songs that made this album are more honest and personal than ever before, and if I can reach out to people through my music in making them feel less alone in their struggles through life, then I will feel like I've really accomplished something." ~ Interview with Tara Thompson, Canadianbeats.ca  
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What You See is the first single released from A New Day on CBC Radio Saskatchewan Morning Edition, March 7, 2016: *Click here for Track Review* (Punchland.com) 
 
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Photography and Design By Jared Robinson ~ Nebulus Entertainment

Katie Miller is a proud Saskatchewan singer songwriter, with an unmistakable harmonica infused folk-rock sound that portrays stories of life's battles and conquests, being true to yourself and finding light amongst the darkness. Influenced by genre crossing artists such as Neil Young and Lucinda Williams, Katie's personal songs draw inspiration from the powerful prairie landscape she calls home and the people she shares it with. Following the success of her 2015 debut album, Silverflower, she received province-wide attention from CBC Saskatchewan, Global Regina, CTV Regina plus extensive airplay across the country including EGH Radio in the United Kingdom. "A well-written album documenting the highs & lows of life with heartfelt ballads, upbeat numbers and even some angst and smooth harmonica playing!" ~ Taron Cochrane, Community Media Specialist.

While touring Silverflower, Katie began working on her second album which took on a stripped down sound, truer to her live shows album and on March 25, 2016, A New Day was released. A New Day captures Katie's personal tales of life more than ever before, and has become a platform for mental health awareness with half of the album sales being donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Katie is blessed to be promoting her new album with appearances on radio, television, shows and summer festivals, including opening for Chantal Kreviazuk on May 26, 2016 as part of the Regina Women's Network 'Courage, Wisdom, Success' keynote at Casino Regina.
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May 26, 2016: Katie and Chantal Kreviazuk post-show.

A New Day, A New Album, A New Approach 

I'm excited to announce that my new album, A New Day, is finally released today!!! I am so proud of the final product and have to thank Jared Robinson (Nebulus Entertainment in Moose Jaw, SK) for his great work on the album art and finesse with the production of this album. Jared is one talented guy: music producer, photographer, graphic designer, and not to mention all the instruments he can play! I am so appreciative first most, that Jared understood my vision for this album in capturing a stripped down sound and believing in "less is more."  The songs that made this album are more honest and personal than ever before, and I've decided that since music has helped me with my own personal demons, I wanted to help make a difference with this album. So I've decided to make A New Day a platform for mental health awareness with half of the album sales being donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association (Saskatchewan Division). If I can reach out to people through my music in making them feel less alone in their struggles through life, then I will feel like I've really accomplished something.

What You See 

I'm excited to announce the first release, "What You See," from my upcoming album, A New Day (Release date: March 25, 2016). Thank you CBC Saskatchewan Morning Edition for making it's debut March 7, 2016. The response on social media has been great: Thanks everyone! Songwriting is a very personal, cathartic experience for me, and I write my music to express myself, first and foremost. The songwriting process is something that I truly enjoy and when I arrive at the completion of a song, it is ultimately rewarding. Response to my music from others, is icing on the cake and is something I am truly grateful for. I also want to thank QCIndie.com, Regina's Alternative Radio station, for their shout-out of my music: "Last year local artist Katie Miller sent us her music and we instantly fell in love. We're now excited to have her latest single, 'What You See,' in regular rotation." Online streaming available of "What You See:" Listen Here

This December 


This December has brought me new ideas and new connections. I am an optimist and I believe in humankind: humans are kind. With all the talk on social media these past few months about the world in such critical condition, my thoughts formed around the penning of a new song, entitled, "This December." I attribute John Lennon's "Imagine" as a source for inspiration for this song, as it's a song I have always related to with my own personal thoughts about our world.  I performed "This December" for the first time at my hometown's annual community carol festival and then the following week on CTV Regina Morning Live (click to view). I headed to the studio straight from CTV to Nebulus Entertainment in Moose Jaw to record it as I decided to include it on my next album. Another new idea for this album was my decision to add mandolin to some of the tracks, which all came about after meeting up with fellow Saskatchewan musician, Thomas Roussin (most know him from his project, "The Grain Report"), at a local jam night a couple months ago. I absolutely love his mandolin playing and am excited to have him join me for some future live shows:)
 

Autumn Recording Sessions 

It has been a busy fall preparing for the recording of my second album, and and now that I've spent some time in the studio, I'm happy to say that the recording process has been going smooth like the lake at sunset thanks to Jared Robinson at Nebulus Entertainment in Moose Jaw. Jared has been great to work with and he really gets my vision of the sonic quality I want this album to have, which is a sound comparable to my live shows with my trio. I'm very excited to have bandmates, Kathy Travis and Shaun Bleich, playing on this album, and know they will have a great experience this week in the studio!

Sandy Lake, Steve Earle and Dave the Bartender 

I had way too much fun at my last Manitoba summer show at the Sandy Lake Hotel.  Who doesn't love a great crowd and impromptu performances by random musicians who just so happen to be there? It's always those unplanned moments that are the most memorable. We were all treated to some mean Steve Earle covers by Riley Kling from Birtle, Manitoba, whom I met for the first time that night. Riley had come upon my music online and the next thing you know, he's at my show along with his guitar, signed by Steve Earle at the "Meet & Greet" before Steve Earle's concert a few days before in Russell, Manitoba, quietly asking if he could play a few songs in between my sets. Riley wowed us all and I look forward to having him perform with me again in the future. As the evening flowed, a couple of people put a bug in my ear that I should get Dave the bartender up to sing "House of the Rising Sun." Yep, I can play this one, but will Dave sing it? I've never heard Dave sing before, but neither had I heard Riley Kling either! There was no hesitation when asked, as Dave gave a nod and modestly stepped up to the mic, and belted it out while I hammered away on the guitar. It was icing on the cake at the end of the night: sweeeeet! 

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