ATEC - Episode 85: A Dream Come True ft. Robert Miller

Episode 85: A Dream Come True featuring Robert Miller

For decades and decades Robert Miller had a dream he didn’t pursue. Though he’d played music in his early twenties he left the industry to get his law degree and start a family. He often thought about playing in a band again but he didn’t act on that until he was seriously injured by a car while riding his bike. He needed 8 hours of surgery to repair his broken neck and arm but, in a huge stroke of luck, his spinal cord was intact. For Robert that was a sign. At the age of 60 he put together a band, began playing festivals and concerts and now, 9 albums and over 4 million video views later, he is living the life he feels was gifted to him when his world changed the day of his accident. In this episode Robert shares his story, his perspective on his life before reuniting with music and after, and offers advice for making a dream come true.

Robert Miller is a musician who followed his dream.  He became a Rock Star when he was in his 60s, an age when most people are planning their retirement. He’s living proof that you’re never too old, and it’s never too late to follow your dream.

In just 5 years he’s got 9 celebrated albums including a Billboard #1, 4 million video views, 1 million Spotify streams, and 50,000 Facebook fans. He’s played festivals and concerts in the U.S. and abroad. He’s even opened for artists like Edgar Winter, Blues Traveler and Boney James. 

Everyone has a dream.  But most people don’t pursue theirs. Robert has found joy and happiness from pursuing and succeeding at his dream.



I’m a writer, a teacher, a native New Yorker, and I love hearing about people’s lives. When I think back to my elementary school days at PS 20 in Flushing, Queens whenever we began social studies or a history lesson I wasn’t that interested in learning about battles, topography, or politics. What I wanted to know was how people lived: What their families were like, how they adapted to their circumstances, what they ate, how they celebrated, how they felt.
Sociology became my major at Binghamton University and in my life so far I’ve been an actress, a salesperson, a Zoo Keeper’s Aid, a volunteer animal trainer, an ELL teacher, a mother, and a wife. I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve had, all of which led me to create this podcast which is one of the most rewarding projects I’ve undertaken. I couldn’t ask for a better job than having in-depth conversations with survivors, thought leaders, authors, social justice warriors, and people who believe that we are all connected and then getting to share their stories, insight, and vulnerability with listeners.
I’m so glad you’ve landed on this page. I hope you find stories here which resonate with you and that you’ll tune in every week. 
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