Smart Bets: Valorie Miller’s Turtle Shell

Local singer-songwriter and guitarist Valorie Miller is set to release her sixth album, Turtle Shell. The project was recorded at Echo Mountain in a mere 10 hours. Guests on the project include Mike Holstein on upright bass, Will Straughan on Dobro and backing vocals, Justin Ray on trumpet and Rupert Wates on piano. Varying from breezy folk ("Peaches Ahead") to honky-tonk nostalgia ("Drunken Tattoo"), Turtle Shell is richly storied and provides a perfect canvas for Miller's enchanting vocal. She holds an album release party at BoBo Gallery on Thursday, July 12 at 9 p.m. Straughan, Holstein, Ray and Moses Atwood will also perform. $5. Photo by Frank Zipperer.


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