After completing an MFA in fiction from Goddard College, Bruce Miller began writing articles on Appalachian, pop and experimental music. His interest in teaching took him to Morocco, where he spent a year as an ESL instructor. He also received a heavy dose of Moroccan musical styles, Gnawa in particular. Since that time, he's continued writing about music and his words have found their way into such publications as Oxford American, Magnet and Bluegrass Unlimited. A recent trip to Ghana allowed him to pursue his love of West African traditional music; he brought back recordings, stories and a deeper understanding of the culture and its rhythms. He continues to travel, teach composition, write occasional fiction and busk the streets of Pittsburgh as a banjo and fiddle player.
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