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Shaela Miller excited about CD release party

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Popular local singer-songwriter Shaela Miller is looking forward to releasing her long-awaited full length CD “Love is Brave,”  March 13 at the Bill Kergan Centre.Shaela Miller is excited about her new CD. Photo by Richard Amery
“We’re all very pleased . It’s well worth the wait,” said the soft spoken Miller of the 11 track release. It includes “Loving You” which was the winning song of the South Country Fair Songwriting competition last year as well as a couple from her previous self titled EP, ‘Station’  and ‘Vicious Bitches’ and newer crowd favourites like ‘Scared Love,’ ‘Country Love Song’ ‘Halfway in Love,’ and ‘Lonely’ plus several others.
While there is a theme of lost and longing for love throughout her songs, Miller insisted they aren’t about her.
“They aren’t about my break-ups. They are about love and how love can make a person feel,” she said adding her songwriting process is difficult to describe.
“That’s all it takes. I have to feel it, then I pick up my guitar and play it. But I have to feel it,” she said.
“These are the songs I wanted  to record. Some of them are older, but I needed to make a really good recording of before moving on, ” she continued adding ‘Loving Me ’ was always going to be on the CD.
“You’ve got to put the award winning song, on the album,” she said adding she is very pleased with how ‘Vicious Bitches,’ came out as well as how different ‘Station’ turned out.
“‘Vicious Bitches’ is not that different, though it is much better. And Station is a lot different.”
She recorded the CD over eight days last summer at Audities Foundation studio in Calgary, which she found out about through Michael Bernard Fitzgerald.
“They have a lot of  old, vintage instruments and recording equipment. They moved up to Calgary from L.A. three years ago,” Miller observed.
“It’s nice to work in a studio and have the music come out like I wanted it to sound. So there is very much a sense of accomplishment and achievement,” she said adding she will be sending it to  radio stations all over Canada including campus radio stations, CBC and CKUA
The CD features Paul Holden on bass and Tyler Bird on drums as well as producer/engineer/ studio owner David Kean who plays steel guitar and lead guitar on the CD. Josh Gwilliam engineered the CD.
“We all kind of produced it,” said Miller who is glad to have a recording of her music more in line with her vision for it.
“David really liked my vocals so he wanted to get the best out of me. He got the best out of me,” Miller enthused. She has a mini-Alberta tour set up including Medicine Hat, March 5-6, Edmonton on March 11, Nanton, March 12, Lethbridge  March 13, Twin Butte on March 17 and High River, March 18.
 I’m really excited to get my music out there. I used to tour more with Red Wine Smile,” she said adding she is pleased with the sound of her music on the new CD.
“ The Ep was recorded in a basement, this one was  recorded in a high quality studio.”
The Bill Kergan centre is located at Suite 222-207 13 Street North across from the Canadian Tire gas bar. The doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are available from Shaela at the 1010 Pub and at Blueprint Music for $25 which includes a CD
Her CD release party is at the  Bill Kergan Centre (suite 222-207 13th Street North across from the Canadian Tire gas bar.). Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat editor
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 07 March 2010 15:40 )  
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