2019 L.A. Critic Music Award "Best Band"
2019 International Blues Challenge
2018 Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame Inductee
The Minnesota Blues Society inducts a new member annually into the Blues Hall of Fame for their historical contribution, impact and overall influence on the Blues in Minnesota.
2018 Winner of the Road to Memphis
The band represented the Minnesota Blues Society
2019 International Blues Challenge
2017 Minnesota Blues Society
Song of the Year:
"The Leopard Print Dress"
Dee Miller and Jimi "Primetime Smith"
2015 Winner of the Battle of the Bands
Performance at Lowertown Blues Festival
About Dee Miller Band...
Video Recorded at A440 Studios in Minneapolis
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Dee Miller is a longtime Minnesota musician who has shared the stage with Koko Taylor, Janiva Magness, Bobby Messina as well as local favorites Lamont Cranston, Annie Mack, Renee Austin and so many more incredible musicians.
From her early days as a child listening to her mother singing the blues around the house in Maplewood, MN, Dee has been a singer. She first started singing along with Dione Warwick and Aretha Franklin recordings as she crafted her skills. The sounds of Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, and Mahalia Jackson were part of a life spent singing as she walked down the railroad tracks next door to her house. During these times, Dee realized the power of music and what a refuge it is for he
Dee's first professional gig was with the blues band "Minnesota Barking Ducks". She has also performed with bands such as "Liberty Street", "Bottom Line"', "Night Train" with her dear friend Liz Cummings, and several others before she started the Dee Miller Band in 2004. Dee is also currently singing with "Who Nu".
Dee has performed in many local music establishments. On a national level, Dee has performed in Chicago at Buddy Guy's Legends, and in Washington D.C. at Madam's Organ. Dee has also performed on stages in Memphis, San Francisco, Greenwich Village, Key Largo and Florence, Italy.
Members of the band include: Craig Clark (guitar), Eric Meyer(bass), Jesse Mueller(keyboard,), Mike DuBois(drums),
Comments and Reviews
"Leopard Print Dress" is the third release from The Dee Miller Band. The band is based out of Minnesota...Reviewed in Get it or Forget it - http://www.lamusiccritic.com/indie_voice_blog/get-it-or-forget-it-the-skelton-collective-lavender-fields-dee-miller-band-billy-craig-goalkeeper/"Just got your CD to review Dee. You have one of the hottest bands in the country. Your vocals are off the scale...."
As titled in a song by Robert Johnson: “They’re Red Hot”
Dee Miller and the band personifys that blues is as passionate and soulful as ever in Minnesota and Beyond! Get ready Memphis!
Frankie The Hat"The blues seems to come easier to Dee and her band, as their music and show is not over-done in anyway – no shortcomings to overcome with over-the-top theatrics or exhibitions. Each player is solid in their role, with Craig Clark taking on both guitar work and vocals equally above and beyond what would be expected from this band configuration. Dee’s vocals alone are substantial enough to carry a show, and when you see more talent welcomed onto the stage where a lot of times ego doesn’t even let it in the door, a listener always knows they are in for a real treat. And, by looking at the legions in the Dee lovin’ on-site support crew, this lady and her band have impressed a lot of people this way, along the way…Dee, when you coming to Florida? I’m sure fans are already there waiting for you, beside me!"Charles R. Boyer, Owner/Publisher
Release in 2015
Featuring Jimi "Primetime" Smith
Release in 2008
Featuring Original Band