Ryan Miller (musician)

Ryan Matthew Miller (born November 21, 1972) is an American musician. He is the lead singer and guitarist for the alternative rock band Guster. He also occasionally plays bass and piano.

Ryan Miller
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Miller in concert, 2010
Background information
Born (1972-11-21) November 21, 1972 (age 47)
OriginLubbock, Texas, US
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, composer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass, piano, keyboards
Associated actsGuster

Life and careerEdit

Ryan was born November 21, 1972 in Lubbock, Texas, to Ross and Cookie Miller. He grew up as an only child and was raised in Richardson, Texas, graduating from Berkner High School in 1991,[1] where he had his own band, the Silents.

He majored in religious studies at Tufts University and graduated with a bachelor of arts in 1995.[2] He has since pursued a full-time career in music. Guster was formed when Miller met bandmates Adam Gardner and Brian Rosenworcel while the three were freshmen at Tufts University in August 1991,[3] a few years later, they met bandmate Joe Pisapia.

Miller is co-writer, with director Rob Perez, of the 2009 movie Nobody.[4] Miller also contributed songs to the movie's soundtrack.[5]

Miller composed the film scores for the movies Safety Not Guaranteed (2012), The Kings of Summer (2013), In a World... (2013), The Fundamentals of Caring (2016), Mr. Roosevelt (2017) and The Last Summer (2019).

Miller moved from New York to Vermont. He hosts a TV series on Vermont PBS called Makin' Friends with Ryan Miller in which he travels around the state making friends with "high functioning weirdos".[6]

Miller is currently preparing for the buds combine and hopes to compete in next years Donër Kup and ultimately the 2020 Dirty Bulk Games.[7]


  1. ^ (10 September 2006). Band seeks Texas fans for its evolving style, The Galveston County Daily News, Retrieved November 27, 2010 ("After Miller graduated from Berkner in 1991 he decided to attend college at Tufts University near Boston....")
  2. ^ Geller, Mitchell (1 November 2010). Makes it Rain, The Tufts Daily, Retrieved November 27, 2010
  3. ^ Junior, Chris M (7 October 1999). (Creative Guster headed for TLA, Courier News (New Jersey), Retrieved November 27, 2010 ("Guster formed about seven years ago when Ryan Miller vocals guitars Adam Gardner vocals guitars and Brian Rosenworcel percussion were freshmen at Tufts...")
  4. ^ "Nobody (full credits)". IMDB.com. Retrieved Nov 9, 2012.
  5. ^ "Nobody (soundtrack)". IMDB.com. Retrieved Nov 9, 2012.
  6. ^ "Makin' Friends With Ryan Miller on VermontPBS.org". Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Makin' Friends With Ryan Miller on VermontPBS.org". Retrieved 9 November 2014.

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