Riff Lords with Molly Miller

In this episode of Riff Lords, Jason Mraz guitarist and music educator Molly Miller breaks down riffs to the songs “Hear It Calling,” “Jopera,” “The Minute I Heard of Love,” “Over The Fence,” “Eagle Rock,” “Hasta Luego,” “Might As Well Dance,” and “Meditations on Movement.”

Since Dr. Molly Miller picked up the guitar at age seven, she’s been captivating audiences with her raw and sophisticated style. She is one of Los Angeles’s most sought-after musicians, recording and touring with artists such as Jason Mraz, Black Eyed Peas, Donna Missal, and Morgxn, and at venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Royal Albert Hall, Coachella, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. In her feature in the renowned Guitar magazine, Michael James Adam notes, “she slings the guitar like a wordsmith, wry and sarcastic with a playful slant and flows from hushed whisper to bursts of elation with aplomb.” 

Miller is featured on Jason Mraz’s 2018 album “Know” and 2020 album “Look for the Good.” She is in the house-band on The Bachelor’s newest ABC primetime show, Listen To Your Heart. Soon after earning her Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California in 2016, she became the chair of the Guitar Department at Los Angeles College of Music, a position she still holds. When Miller’s not on tour, running a guitar department, or in the studio, she heads her own trio, Molly Miller Trio, showcased on NPR’s Fresh Air. The second album by Molly Miller Trio is slated for release June 4th. For more information about Molly Miller, be sure to check out her website at mollymillermusic.com.