Jen Miller is songwriter, recording artist, and activist who floats between DC and Nashville. An Ohio-native, Jen Miller first found love in a ukulele and an old, out of tune piano in her parents’ living room, where she began creating her own unique style — but music wasn’t her first love. Like a Drew Barrymore 90s movie, during the biggest recruiting season of her life, Jen suffered two devastating knee injuries within a year, leaving her without a scholarship, and with her passion for soccer dampered. Out of desperation to find something new to put her time and effort into, Jen turned to her first ukulele, and began uploading covers and original songs to YouTube. After mastering soprano ukulele, Jen picked up piano, baritone ukulele, and guitar. And so it goes…
Like many other artists of her generation, 25-year old singer-songwriter Jen Miller initially sparked her musical career through the Internet, fostering a following on YouTube, which eventually turned into several tours.
Today, Jen spends her days cracking jokes about politics, and her tweets alone reach nearly 25,000,000 people every month. With a dry, quick-witted and goofy sense of humor and an authentic voice, Jen is guaranteed to make you feel something when she’s in the room or on the screen. (No promises the feeling will be good.)
Discography: Jen has kickstarted two projects — her first EP in May 2012 and her latest LP “Overgrown” (2014), which found huge independent success. Both projects debuted at #15 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart for two consecutive weeks. Her album raised over double the funds requested to create it and sold over 3,000 digital units the first year after its release. Since 2012, she’s shared the stage with many well known acts, including Passenger, Stu Larsen, Mayday Parade, Paleface, Lily & Madeline, Kopecky, Girltalk, and Shovels & Rope.
So, what’s next? Jen spent 2016 holed up in the studio, writing, and producing a series of singles with Jake Vicious at House Studio, which are the series single releases from 2017: Down, My Type, One Ride. The first collaboration between Jake and Jen was the single “Bullshit” – a grunge-pop feminist mantra about losing your shit over a cup of coffee mid-meeting – off of the studio’s collab album #5149. After racking up over 150,000 plays on Soundcloud, “Bullshit” was chosen as the theme song for “Uninterrupted”, a new podcast from Women’s Health that hosts experts, activists, celebrities, doctors, and more to talk about the political and social issues that matter most to women.
Jen says the 2017 tunes are: “the kind of songs I wish fourteen-year-old me would have heard on the radio. Then I would have known others like me existed. THE WEIRDOS!”