Guitarist RUFUS MILLER Reflects On Keeping Himself Busy During Lockdown: “I Used the Pandemic to Reconnect with My Musical Roots”

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Talent surely runs in the family when it comes to Rufus Miller. His interest in electric guitar came from his father Dominic, an accomplished musician with several solo albums, who has been collaborating with Sting since 1991. Slowly but surely, Rufus started to learn basic chords and to play grunge songs, which to this day are a massive influence on his work.

Rufus joined Sting‘s band for a few tours, and split the six-string duties with his father on many shows. This move kept him on his toes every night, with Sting pushing the envelope and challenging his band to change bits and pieces of songs from one show to the next. He is determined to carve his own path though, and released his first solo album, “Pop Skull”, in 2018.

Rufus‘ sophomore effort, 2020’s “Make It”, is an evolutionary quantum leap: more cohesive, with stronger songs and a bigger sense of how he wants his career to progress. Through its eleven tracks, Rufus absorbs elements from grunge, hard rock, world music and 90’s pop, and pays homage to his heroes Alice in Chains with a cover of “Rain When I Die”.

The pandemic has been a prolific time for Rufus Miller, with many songs in the works with his talented sister Misty, a few live streams, and much more to come. Sonic Perspectives collaborator Rodrigo Altaf caught up with the musician to discuss his influences, what it feels like to play with his father, his future plans, and much more. 

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