Scott Miller is not a simple study; he manages the family cattle farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, but he also has a degree in Russian and Soviet Studies from William & Mary and tours the country as an esteemed singer/songwriter.
In 1990, armed with his prestigious but ultimately useless degree, ("The
Soviet Union collapsed when I graduated - I don't take any credit,
though") Miller moved to Knoxville, where he started scraping out a
living playing local bars and clubs. The owner of a now-defunct bar
called Hawkeye's quickly recognized Miller's homespun appeal and gave
him a regular night, and he proceeded to build a loyal legion of fans.
The marquee outside said "Scott Miller: Every Damn Friday" for four long
years. Meanwhile, Miller began touring regionally and his following
Subsequently he became a member of Knoxville roots-rock unit the V-Roys,
the first band signed to E-Squared, an indie label founded by the late
Jack Emerson and Steve Earle. The band found moderate success but
ultimately dissolved, as band's do. Miller then signed with Sugar Hill
Records, recording three studio albums and a live record with The
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