Scott Miller & Rayna Gellert :: The CoDependentsMay 3, 2012 | 0 comments
It may seem an unlikely pairing ‐ Scott Miller, the no nonsense roots rock and roll songwriter ‐ and Rayna Gellert, a maven of old time fiddle music. They met at Mountain Stage in West Virginia last year and were instant friends and collaborators. Since then, Rayna has been accompanying Scott on some solo gigs, adding nuanced readings of Miller’ existing catalog of original songs and gracing some new songs that had been bubbling up for Miller’ next record. Some of the new songs were not a good fit for his new project but were rapidly becoming requested at the duo’ shows. And so, seemingly overnight, the idea of doing an EP of these new fan favorites was born. The CoDependents is now available to fans of both Miller and Gellert. “Coming to the role of accompanying a singer‐songwriter from a background in old‐time music is interesting,”said Rayna. “I’ve come to learn that my old‐time background gives me a unique angle on accompanying other kinds of music. My feeling about playing old‐time fiddle has always been that I want to get out of the way of the tune…so I bring that same approach to Scott’ songs. I think our playing together works because his songs are so visceral, and I really respond to that.” Both Miller and Gellert are preparing their own solo releases. Miller is working with acclaimed producer Doug Lancio on a project that has a cohesive sound and distinct flavor, while Gellert is stretching beyond old time fare and exploring her own songwriting skills. Miller’s full length CD is tentatively scheduled for a fall release while Gellert’s “Old Light: Songs from My Childhood and Other Gone Worlds”will be available in late Spring.
visit Scott’s website: http://thescottmiller.com/
visit Rayna’s website: http://raynagellert.com/