Dave Miller’s “Prayers in the Wind” released today!

May 13, 2022

You’re all invited on a grand tour through the warm and wonderful world of Dave Miller with “Prayers in the Wind!” You can order your copy (right here) from Howlin’ Dog, and you can download MP3s from us too. And of course, the album is available on all the streaming and download sites out there, so listen away. And spread the word - tell your friends!

Dave is a great songwriter and storyteller, and this newest album takes listeners on a journey to meet some salty characters and unsung heroes from his past. We’re happy to help make sure these stories get told, and are excited to be getting this music out to the world.

As Bryan Hayes, the Executive Director of the Roots and American Music Society says, "Dave Miller is a songwriter’s songwriter. He's prolific. He's passionate about the craft. But most important...he's a great storyteller! Like Guy Clark, he has that unique ability to connect with the listener in just a few lines. You can hear and feel the emotion in his voice. He'll make you laugh. He'll make you cry. He'll make you listen. His music makes our world sound a little better...thanks Dave!"

Howlin' Dog Releases “Jenkins' Plan” from Dave Miller

May 9, 2022

Howlin' Dog is proud to announce the release of “Jenkins' Plan”, the second single from HDR artist Dave Miller's upcoming Prayers in the Wind album. “Jenkins' Plan” tells the true story at an enterprising Arkansas farmer/moonshiner “hillbilly entrepreneur” who sent three kids to college on the proceeds from his roadside stand and moonshine still. The story is told with the trademark wit, warmth, and twinkle of Dave, who can spin the stories of the southern country folk and their lives like no one else. Check out the new single on your favorite streaming and download platforms here!

Howlin’ Dog Live Music in April

April 13, 2022

In April, the Howlin’ Dog family of artists is feelin’ charitable. If you’re looking for a great cause, supported by great live music, check out these shows:

  • On Saturday, April 23, Shake Russell is playing for the Shake, Rattle, and Row event in Richmond, TX. This is a fundraiser for the Pink Phurree Dragon Boat Racing Team and Texas Heart Strings, which was inspired by Shake and Michael Hearne’s song “Today is the Day.” Texas Heart Strings uses music to help support efforts to fight breast cancer.
  • On Saturday, April 30, The Rifters are playing for the Generosity on Tap event in Alamosa, CO. This is a fundraiser for the Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley.

One of the things we love about Howlin’ Dog Records is that the artists get to play together so often. We’d say it’s like a two-for-one deal for you all, but really it’s just a chance for talented folks to work together and collaborate to bring you great music. If you’ll be around, come check out Bill Hearne and Don Richmond together in Colorado!

Eliza’s Newest Video Featured in Cowboys and Indians

April 8, 2022

The brand-new video for Eliza's song "Don't Stop Lovin' Me" just premiered on the esteemed western magazine website Cowboys and Indians. You’ll see scenes from some horsing around on the Chase Ranch outside of Cimarron, as well as dear friends dancing at the Angladas Building in Taos - it's pretty sweet!

Dave Miller’s Single Drops Today!

April 8, 2022

The first single, titled “Salt and Pepper” from Dave Miller’s new album “Prayers in the Wind” will be released on Friday, April 8. Here at Howlin’ Dog Records we’re mighty proud of brother Dave and his newest record, which is a grand tour through his warm and wonderful world. You can find the first single on any of your favorite music services and watch for the full release on May 13.

Songs From the River Wind News and Reviews

February 17, 2022

We've been so thrilled, and almost overwhelmed by the wonderful positive response this new Howlin' Dog Records release from Eliza Gilkyson has been getting. Check out some of these quotes, and reviews! And as I write this, the record is #2 on the national weekly NACC folk music chart – still hoping for #1!

And as for some reviews - 

"...With “Songs From the River Wind”, Gilkyson once again demonstrates that she is one of our most insightful lyricists, telling stories with such an emotional intensity that we cry every tear, feel every heartbreak, mourn every loss, and exult in every joy about which she sings from her heart. “Songs From the River Wind” is sheer perfection from first note to last…"

—No Depression

 “A heartfelt homage in its entirety,”Songs from the River Wind”, is, in fact, one of the most evocative offerings imaginable. It is, to sum up, a most exquisite collection.”

—American Songwriter

"… a pastoral ode to simpler times, a life shaped by the love of the land, it’s a truly wonderful evocation of the foundations of her heart and hearth, perhaps best listened to at twilight and letting it carry you away to the rivers and hills it so beautifully celebrates...." 

—Folk Radio UK

“…masterfully written and performed folk music that spans 40 years.” 


"...Every track on “Songs From the River Wind” sparkles and shines in the light of Gilkyson’s evocative songwriting..." 

—No Depression  

"… Indeed, the dreamy pedal steel guitar and warm, easygoing vocals make this a perfect ode to the sweeping beauty of the American West. Gilkyson swoons with plenty of imagery that transports you to this sparse and dramatic landscape..."


It's in Italian, but a 4-star review and featured album of the month, plus a front cover of the magazine, is pretty cool. "...Among the most beautiful things this year.”

––Buscadero Magazine