When Brooke Miller's fans speak up, she listens. After receiving requests from her listeners and internet followers for a more bare-bones record that showcased her strong guitar work, the PEI native answered with Shake it Off. "This is a very stripped down version of how the songs originate. My songs start with guitar and vocals, that's kind of how we treated them on this record, with tasteful inflections here and there." Her third album is also a debut of sorts; it marks her first effort as a producer, which likely won't be her last. "It was a new thing for me, but I felt like I could wear those shoes well." And she's got them tied up tight as 2011 has travel in store. After touring Shake it Off's sweet songs around Canada, Miller will touch down in Europe next summer.
Wednesday Dec 8, The Company House, 2202 Gottingen Street, 8:30pm, $12/$15