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Scottie Miller on tour in Australia with Ruthie Foster

Hey mate's! "How ya' going?" We're wrapping up our 2013 Ruthie Foster Family Band Australian tour this week with two more dates at the ever inviting venue, Live 'n Cookin' @ Lizotte's, in Kincumber Tuesday, 3/26, Central Coast and their Newcastle location on Wednesday 3/27. Then it's off to the Gold Coast to finish up with TWO dates at Byron Bay Bluesfest! Friday and Saturday 3/29-30. Our Friday show is at 12:45PM, and on Saturday night our set is at 7:30PM. Besides Ruthie, other amazing headliners include Carlos Santana, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Steve Miller Band, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Rufus Wainright, Wilco, Zac Brown Band, Joan Armitrading, Taj Mahal, and tons more. It's just a ridiculous line-up this year and I see that tix sales are at an all time high for this years Bluesfest. I'm ever grateful to be out playing with Ruthie and these phenomenally talented ladies; (drummer Samantha Banks, and Bassist Tanya Richardson). We have been having a blast, laughing hysterically, getting punchy', searching for late night eateries and meeting many new Ausie friends. The weather has been incredible, (sorry Minnesota friends and family), if I could blow some of this sunshine your way I would.

So far, we have been receiving a very warm reception from all our audiences in New Zealand, Port Fairy, Adelaide, Melbourne, Penrith, Canberra, Sydney and other points in between. Ruthie has been singing with her typical "universe busting" voice. The band has been cookin' with gas, and the grease is boiling in the pan. We're seeing very positive reviews in local papers such as The Sydney Herald. See what they said here:http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/a-monstrous-voice-gets-to-testifyin-20130324-2gnrz.html

Ruthie was the"top seller" in CD sales, selling over 500 units at the amazing and rootsie' Port Fairy Folk Festival. Listed here as the "stand out" performance of the festival. http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2013/03/11/3712966.htm The people here were the most well behaved, listening audience of 30,000 people I've ever witnessed. Such a kind gathering and warm vibes, wow. Gives me hope for humanity and general good will towards man, woman and hippie.

Well, I hope I haven't bored you with any of this. I am a bit stir crazy tonight on the road eagerly awaiting our final shows. Sitting here on our tour manager Lauren's macbook.

Scottie Miller Band dates resume in early April with a show at The Fieldhouse in Rochester, MN on April 12th and Spikes in Faribault on May 3rd. We're also working up some dates at good ole Muddy Waters for the summer in Prescott, WI. Other good news...we're currently #3 on Bill Wax's Sirius XM radio show "BB Kings Bluesville"! Thank all of you for tuning in and for your continued love and support. Please stay in touch with me on FB (link below). May your shoes be light and your heart full of joy. :)

Scottie 'bones http://www.facebook.com.scottiebonesmiller

Scottie Miller on tour in Australia w Ruthie Foster

Hi everybody! Hope this finds you happy, healthy and at peace.

I'm on the road currently with my pal and inspiration Ruthie Foster. Ruthie was recently nominated for her second Grammy for Blues Album if the year (2013)! Congrats Ruthie! We are playing numerous dates through the month of March throughout New Zealand and Australia. See the full schedule here; http://www.rosebudus.com/foster/tourdates.html. This is my fourth tour to the beautiful and diverse country of Australia since May of 2011 when I made my first "solo" tour here, and I'm so grateful to be out with Ruthie for this one.

I'm extremely pleased to announce that our new SMB release "RISE UP" is #8 on the charts on Sirius XM's "Bluesville" program with blues proponent Bill Wax. Also, just found out that "RISE UP" is now available on the trend setting, cutting edge Pandora! Scottie Miller Band!

Thank you ALL for supporting this band, and our new release. Hope to see you out there soon!

Scottie

Scottie Miller to open for Shemekia Copeland at Dakota Jazz Club 10/16/12

I thrilled and honored to open the show next Tuesday night, October 16th for the ever amazing blues diva, Shemekia Copeland at Dakota Jazz Club in my home town of Minneapolis. 7:00PM http://dakotacooks.com/event/shemekia-copeland-3/

Scottie Miller releases his 8th CD, "RISE UP" - September 2012

The new CD by Scottie Miller Band, "RISE UP" is now available at http://scottiemiller.com

Features Scottie Miller on vocals-keys, Mark O'Day on drums, Joe Cruz on guitars, and Kevin Rowe on bass. (12) songs; One hour running time.

Recorded at Wild Sound Studio's in Minneapolis, MN by Steve Kaul. Using only the finest microphones, pre-amp's, and instruments, the CD is rich with organic and acoustic tone. Highly recommended for HI-FI listening.

Produced by; Scottie Miller, Mark O'Day, Joe Cruz and Kevin Rowe.

This CD was partially funded by Scottie's very dedicated fans through a Kickstarter campaign.

Visit: http://scottiemiller.com

Scottie Miller on Ruthie Foster's Soul Salvation Tour with Paul Thorn

After a successful tour in Australia with my band, I'm out on a blast of a tour with the ever powerful Ruthie Foster and the Family Band. Show #7 tonight.Playing w Ruthie Foster & Paul Thorn in the always beautiful San Francisco. http://www.slimspresents.com/events/2012-02-09/soul-salvation-featuring-ruthie-foster-paul-thorn/

Please visit http://www.ruthiefoster.com and http://www.scottiemiller.com for all dates and info!

Scottie Miller Band, (SMB) will be back in the midwest March 2nd at Juniors in River Falls, WI.

Scottie Miller on tour in Australia

Back for a 2nd tour in Australia, USA blues-soul pianist Scottie Miller will be in WA at a variety of premier venues from Jan 5-15, 2012. Jan 6: Indi Bar -Perth Jan 7: Vintage Blues & Jazz Fest at Wignalls Jan 8: Recliffe of Murray - Pinjara Jan 10: Perth Blues Club at The Charles - Perth Jan 11: Mojo's - Fremantle Jan 12: Ellington Jazz Club - Perth Jan 14 - Hills Blues Club - Perth

Scottie "Bones" Miller is supporting his 6th CD release, and will be on tour with members of Ausie's "Dave Hole Band"; Drummer Ace Follington, Bassist Roy Daniel. (Also featured will be saxophonist Bill Rogers of "The Zydecats".

Touring keyboardist for grammy nominated blues-soul singer, Ruthie Foster, Scottie was here this past April-May 2011 at The West Coast Blues & Roots Festival in Fremantle. Don't miss this opportunity to catch Scottie on his second go here in Western Australia!

Scottie Miller Band at BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups 12/17 St Louis!

I can't wait to get back to BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups in St Louis on Saturday, December 17th. It's been waaayyyy tooooo lonnnngg. See you in a couple weeks St Louis!!

Scottie Miller & Friends at the Loring Theater 12/3/2011

THE SHOW IS ON for Scottie Miller & Friends at Loring Theater! Saturday, December 3rd 2011 TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT: http://www.loringtheater.com A concert combining the funk-soul-blues and jazz sounds of Scottie Miller Band with acclaimed MN Opera Orchestra violinists; Margaret Humphrey and Elizabeth Decker! String arrangements by award winning composer director; Victor Zupanc. (Children's Theater Co). Also a "Warm Your Bones" fundraiser event for TUBMAN! Bring a donation of (NEW) warm clothes, winter wear, blankets etc...to the concert! For more info visit; http://www.tubman.org

*You may or may not have noticed that the Loring has cancelled some shows from their calendar. This is NOT the case with our concert. We are pumped and primed to give you a huge night of music and holiday spirit!! Don't wait...get your tickets now! - Limited seating available. Some VIP still available. (VIP-$40.00: 1 free DVD of "HOME" with Scottie Miller, 1st 5-10 rows floor seating, 10% discount at dinner at Loring Pasta Bar).

"Scottie Miller & Friends" Saturday, December 3rd Doors: 7PM Music: 8PM http://www.loringtheater.com

My week in review - By Scottie "Bones" Miller

Well ya'll, it's been quite a week, after returning from two kick-ass shows with Ruthie Foster and The Family Band; (one in Door County,WI, the other in Bayfield, WI at Big Top Chataqua), i played 3 shows this past weekend; 318 Cafe in Excelsior was a blast! The place was jam packed, and I hung with so many great friends, some old, some new. Friends Mary Jan Alm, and Gwen Matthews came out for the show. It was great to talk with them, and was reminded of Mary jane Alm's CD release coming up on August 12th at The Loring Theater in Mpls! 9See ya there!!!)

Then, I got a last minute call from Lowell Pickett, and Craig Eichorn from The Dakota Jazz Club, asking "what cha doin' Saturday night?"...I'm like, "whatever you want me to"...so I get the offer to open for Ray Manzarek, and Roy Rogers! I was elated to perform in front of these two legends, and was grateful to meet both of them and trade CD's. During the second song, Ray Manzarek's keyboard patch got screwed up, so reluctantly, I jumped up on the stage yet again, to help try and fix the patch back to a simple grand piano. it worked, luckily for me, and the sold out crowd was pleased. Ray turned back and said to me, "Ya MAN!" (a moment I shall cherish the rest of my days). "Crystal Ship", I mean shit man, c'mon, Ray is such an influence on my playing and The Doors were a huge part of my growing up. Roy Rogers smoked that guitar like a cuban, it was a great night all around. Met a lot of new faces that night at The Dakota too. (My favorite venue in the twin-cites).

Sunday night was my final gig of the weekend, and one I look forward to every year for the past 9-10 years; The Northern Vineyards winery in beautiful downtown Stillwater, MN. Way up high on the patio, overlooking the gorgeous St Croix River. Awesome folks, and intense heat and humidity made for a sweaty and delicious night of music and friendship. I even met a new friend who was referred to come see me from somebody I met while on tour in Western Australia not too long ago! Holy moly! Also, met a guy who saw us with Ruthie Foster, way over and up in Willits-Northen California (Laytonville), at the Kate Wolf Memorial Festival. Dam, small world i tell ya. I hope it keeps shrinkin'

Please stay tuned for more shows, and new merchandise coming soon. Always available at http://www.scottiemiller.com

Peace everybody!

Scottie

Mary Jane Alm
Mary Jane Alm  (over 3 years ago)

Love you, Scottie!! You are amazing!

Scottie Miller Music and Tours

Hey y'all: It's been a great few weeks since I returned home from my 1st tour in Australia. Played shows at Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji, IA, Washington Square Pub in White Bear Lk., MN, and Muddy Waters in Prescott, WI with the Scottie Miller Band. (SMB)

Looking ahead we have an "acoustic show" tonight (Thursday, 6/2) at Washington Square Pub in White Bear Lk., MN FROM 9-12. Featuring bassist Kevin Rowe (on Upright Bass!). Then a HUGE BENEFIT CONCERT EVENT AT FAMOUS DAVES- UPTOWN-MPLS. (Sunday, June 5th from 6-12) Raising funds for the victims of last weeks tornadoes in N Mpls.

Thursday, June 16th at 7:00PM, SMB returns to Wisconsin Rapids, WI w/ a concert at McMillan Memorial Library. (Featuring "home-town" band members; Mark O'Day and Brian "Zoot" Simonds!) http://www.mcmillanlibrary.org/concerts

Saturday, June 18th we hope to see yawl' down in Rochester, MN for the Hambone Blues Fest! (7:30-8:30 w/ SMB). Camping- hotel all available. 2 nites of great bands Fri- Sat! http://www.hambonebluesjam.com

June 24-26: On tour w Grammy nominated singer; Ruthie Foster & The Family Band: 6/24; Kate Wolf Fest in Laytonville, CA- 6/25; Monterey Blues Festival- 6/26; Allgheny Concert Series, Pittsburgh, PA

ALOT going on, and grateful to say it. Please visit: http://www.scottiemiller.com for music-CD's- DVD's and full tour schedule! Also, visit; http://ruthiefoster.com/ and PRE-order the Brand New DVD Release; "LIVE AT ANTONES" featuring the entire "family band"!

Be good to yourself fine people, and good luck out there!

~Scottie 'Bones