The Young, a local trio equally influenced by 1970s singer/songwriters and Coldplay, are making a rare live appearance in support of the EP Nylon April, released earlier this year. Drummer Steve Miller reveals what he’s been listening to lately.
Jeff Buckley, Live at Sin-e (Columbia, 2003)
It’s a gift from God. Armed only with a Telecaster and a mic, he flows more genuine emotion through his performance than anyone else I’ve ever heard. This album is the best example of it.
The Band, The Last Waltz (Warner Bros., 1978)
What a goodbye. I’ve had the “I Shall Be Released” finale on repeat in my car for days now.
Neil Young, Unplugged (Reprise, 1993)
Has to be one of my favorite Neil albums of all time, although “Philadelphia” and “It’s Only a Dream” are my two favorites. But hell, you can’t pick a favorite Neil song.
Kings of Leon, Only by the Night (RCA, 2008)
I’ve been following these guys since their first album—love ’em, and I have to say I hated this CD for the first three weeks I owned it. But then I made it all the way through to “Cold Desert,” fell in love, and the rest all fell into place again.