Thursday, October 24, 2013

Scott Miller at Sam's Burger Joint, Thursday Oct. 24th

'Feisty, funny singer/guitar-slinger 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 grew accordingly.

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 Commonwealth.'

Local Support with Kyle Reed Band

  • Price: $9.00 ADV / $12 Door / $40 RSVD Booth / ALL AGES SHOW
  • Doors: 8:00 PM
  • Show: 8:30 PM