Fri, Feb 17|
The Side Door
One of my favorite telecaster pickers in the area, writes a great song and sure knows how to Honkey Tonk.
Time & Location
Feb 17, 7:00 PM
The Side Door, 2900 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818, USA
About the Event
Miller began making a name for himself as a country guitar player around Sacramento in the early 2000s. In 2008, he toured with the vintage honky tonk band, Rowdy Kate, in Europe and began playing with numerous roots country bands back home as his reputation grew. Miller also began earning songwriter credits, contributing two original songs to Rowdy Kate’s 2007 EP.
In 2010, Miller formed the rockabilly trio Twilight Drifters as the guitarist and lead singer. The Twilight Drifters would earn bill credits that include the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Festival, The Rockabilly Extravaganza, and the Redwood Coast Music Festival, and share marquis with such names as The Cherry Popping Daddies, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, and Deke Dickerson. The Twilight Drifters recorded three albums including numerous original songs by Miller, and were nominated for an Ameripolitan Award in 2018.
In 2015, Miller’s love for western swing music led to him co-found the trio Sactown Playboys with Olen Dillingham (student of Tiny Moore himself) and Zack Sapunor (Hot Club of Cowtown) paying homage to legends such as Bob Wills, Billy Jack Wills, Les Paul, and Jimmie Rivers. In 2018, Miller was inducted in the Sacramento Western Swing Society Hall of Fame, for his work with the trio, including a self-titled album that made number 2 on western swing aficionado Mike Gross’s top ten albums of 2019.
Through the years, Miller has shared stages with country, western swing, blues, and rockabilly legends Biff Adam, Jimmy Latrell, Bud Duncan, Bobby Black, “Little” Charlie Baty, “Big Sandy” Robert Williams, Al Hendrix, Sleepy LaBeef, and Deke Dickerson. He is also a two-time featured artist at Deke Dickerson’s Guitar Geek Festival at the 2016 and 2018 Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Festival.