We’re always happy to see a new single from Milan Miller. Even before listening for the first time, we can be sure that the song will be clever, crisply written, and performed to a high standard.
And so it is with his latest, Ruby Still Falls, a modern day murder ballad authored with his long time co-writer, Beth Husband, and released today on the Melton & Miller label. Like most of the slaying songs in the bluegrass tradition, it involves a jilted lover taking his revenge, but instead of a mournful dirge, this one tells the story with a fast talking lyric.
Milan plays guitar and sings lead, with Aubrey Haynie on fiddle, Buddy Melton on bass and harmony vocals, and Seth Taylor on mandolin and banjo.
You can hear the song in this lyric video – you’ll need to read along to catch all the words as they fly by.