Gene Mills is a songwriter, guitarist, and singer based in Richmond, Virginia. He plays acoustic Americana—folk tinged with bluegrass and country. After making a living as a solo and ensemble musician in and around Charlottesville, Virginia from the late 1970s to the mid 1980s, he scaled back performing to study philosophy, which he now teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University.
In 2004, he started performing regularly again, together with his wife, Gayla, on bass. He and Gayla released "If Stones Could Talk" (2011), which reached number five on the Roots Music Folk Chart. Reviewers describe this country, bluegrass, and folk material: “superb musicianship” “fables of experience, tragedy, love and endeavor” “the best organic music,” “killer stuff.”
His first album "Waiting for Rain" (2008) has been described as “a charismatic acoustic collection of beautiful, rural story songs…a compelling and seasoned effort” (Maverick Magazine).
“Stories revealed from modern times to past, along with his stellar guitar work, show why Gene continues to be one of my favorite writers and musicians” (Steve Smith).
So peaceful. Thank you for this beautiful dying fire.
review written by: Tracy Newman
Clever, real, heartfelt; excellent arrangement with a wonderfully smooth delivery.
review written by: Drake Norfolk Va
Home run! Great slugging with that asnewr!
review written by: Kert
This is a fine song lyrically, musically, and is well produced to boot. It's nice to listen to a song with such intelligent lyrics.
review written by: Lenny Solomon
What a great song- interesting melody, clever lyrics, and good societal commentary. And the recording is tastefully produced with a great supporting instrumental cast to complement Gene's guitar and vocals.
review written by: Bill
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