Anthony Miltich has been singing and performing in the upper Midwest for more than 30 years. He is a solo musician in the singer/songwriter tradition, with an evocative, powerful voice
Anthony Miltich has been singing and performing in the upper Midwest for more than 30 years. He is a solo musician in the singer/songwriter tradition, with an evocative, powerful voice and dexterous, multifaceted guitar playing. His performances are compelling and memorable. As a vocalist and acoustic guitar soloist, Miltich has appeared live on Minnesota Public Radio on several occasions and toured college campuses, coffeehouses and clubs throughout the region. When he opened for the legendary Jerry Jeff Walker, Jerry Jeff claimed, “I loved everything you did.” December 12 of 2009 marks a second concert where he opened and performed with solo artist, Michael Johnson (“Bluer Than Blue”). He has headlined several concerts with singer/songwriter, David Stoddard. He was a featured performer at the Midwest International Guitar Summit in September 2011 where he appeared in concert with Ann Reed and Claudia Schmidt. Listeners consistently compare Anthony’s performances to the legendary James Taylor. Prairie Public Television (PBS) produced a half hour segment of Miltich performing original and cover music that was broadcast on July 17, 2015 and is now available on YouTube.
Other YouTube performances can be found at the following links:
Besides his innovative interpretations of other writer’s material, Miltich is a songwriter in his own right and recently lent his musical intuition to several creative projects. In November of 2014 he was chosen as composer for a grant by the Lake Region Arts Council for a dramatic production celebrating the life and times of the Regional Treatment Center (Kirkbride) of Fergus Falls, which held its premier September 18-20, 2015.
In the fall of 2013, Miltich was in the audience at the Woodstock Film Festival when his colleague and friend, Kristian Berg was announced as the winner in the prestigious short documentary film category for Poustinia. Miltich was the composer for portions of the soundtrack for that film, which was broadcast nationwide on P.B.S. in April 2015.
April 1, 2010, Miltich released a new album on CD, Sound Mind: available online nationwide at http://www.cdbaby.com/ and amazon.com (all selections can be sampled on the cdbaby website). Though Miltich is a songwriter in his own right, he has great facility with making the songs of others his own. “There is such a vast array of great material out there, that I can’t resist the desire to absorb the power a song has over me, and translate that to listeners through my own musical expression,” says Anthony. When this new album, Sound Mind was mastered after 7 months of periodic recording and mixing, the album’s engineer said, “One thing is for sure, you own this material.” Since the album’s release, friends and strangers alike have called this project a “wonderful, wonderful collection of music.” According to one fan, “His outstanding guitar work, coupled with his easy-to-listen-to vocals make this CD one of my favorites. I’ve always enjoyed Anthony’s covers of any of James Taylor’s tunes, and ‘Copperline’ is one I could listen to over and over again. His rendition of Mark Cohn’s ‘The Things We’ve Handed Down’ renders me nearly speechless. ‘We Still Move On,’ written by Anthony, leaves me waiting for another CD of his original music. Sound Mind is a great listen on a warm summer night while you enjoy a good Chardonnay with someone you love!” Another serious audiophile says that after “many listens, it is now one of my favorite albums.”
Listeners who enjoy authentic instrumentation and clear, melodic vocals with distinct and meaningful lyrics will find Sound Mind fits right into their groove.
All selections can be sampled on the cdbaby website.
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