Beauty Path is the new release from Howlin’ Dog Records of Dave Miller, our newest signed artist, but one of our oldest friends and members of the musical family of Howlin’ Dog. We’ve known Dave since the 70’s and his years fronting the band Gumbo and have always loved his music. We are thrilled to help send this beautiful album out to meet the world.


Beauty Path is a wonderful work that perfectly showcases the breadth of Dave’s musical and personal expression, from the hard-driving love song of the opening track Long Road Home, to the impossibly tender country I Will, through the mystic/tribal Beauty Path, which sums up the deep spirit of the journey. The touching story of Uncle Levi’s Wooden Leg is the next stop on the Path, then on to the “everybody come together” ecstasy of Full Life, followed by the mist and  mystery of Valley of the Song, Dave’s tribute to the Howlin’ Dog experience.

Then we move on to the fabulous What’s in the Gumbo, Mama, Dave’s homage to the bayou “do whatcha gotta do”, delivered with that Dave Miller twinkle in the eye, then on to the new twist on the impending break-up New Boots and the tender ascendancy of Sunrise in My Heart. Next we’re further on down the road and leaving it all behind in Freeport, then wrapping up our journey with the moving and contemplative Grandfather Tree, which leads to the stream of consciousness energetic blessing and invocation of Heart Like a Wineglass.

Beauty Path is the totally unique and long-seasoned voice and viewpoint of a veteran of music and life itself, like a river deep and wide, with many depths and little whirlpool worlds along the way to explore. We hope you’ll take the time to check out each song, each one a most worthy stop along the Beauty Path.