Miller's spirituality has been a major factor in his musical life. But until now, Miller has never expressed his faith as publicly as Julie. Universal United House of Prayer is his version of a gospel album, and he nails it. All the signifying Miller traits are there, from his rich and soulful vocal style to his amazing guitar work. His usual cast of supporters is present -- Julie, Jim Lauderdale and Emmylou Harris, along with a couple of newcomers. Vocalists Regina and Ann McCrary, daughters of Fairfield Four founder the Rev. Sam McCrary, help add a big dose of that "full gospel" sound.
Combining his original tunes with choice covers such as the Louvin Brothers' "There's A Higher Power" and Bob Dylan's epic (and timely) "With God on Our Side," Miller delivers a series of testimonials for the thinking person. He offers honest conviction and joy even when the message is dark.
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