The Dee Miller Band: Always a pure soul moving JOY!! - ”

— Christine, a fan

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"I said, Hey everybody - Let's have some fun. You only live once and when you're dead you're done" is the start of a Dee Miller Band show and from that first soulful line - you know the "good times are gonna roll" . The Dee Miller Band guarantees a show that will get fans out of their seat and onto a dance floor.  Fronted by Minnesota blues singer, Dee Miller shares the stage with a few of the best blues musicians in the Twin Cities area. Featuring singer and guitar man, Craig Clark, Eric Meyer on bass, and Jesse Mueller on keyboard, this band quickly becomes a favorite of  everyone who hears them. 

Dee Miller has been called a "barrelhouse" singer and is frequently referred to as "The Duchess of the Blues" by those in the Minnesota Blues community.  Her influences ( Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Mahalia Jackson) are present in her soulful growl and powerful singing style.  She began her career singing with local blues band the Minnesota Barking Ducks.  She has been a part of several local bands and has shared with Koko Taylor, Janiva Magness, Bobby Messano and many other talented musicians. Her band players (including former guitarist Jimi "Primetime" Smith) have had successful music careers with national connections.  Sideman Craig Clark is an up and coming presence on the local music scene.

The Dee Miller Band was formed in 2004 and  is a two time winner of the Battle of the Blues Bands in Minneapolis.  As the winner in 2015, the Dee Miller Band performed at the Lowertown Blues Festival as an opening act for Elvin Bishop and Walter Trout. The Dee Miller Band has performed at many other regional festivals and is a regular at local live music establishments.

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"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

 

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Dee Miller and Band: It just keeps getting better....

Radio Interview at Jazz88 radio

Dee Miller and Band: It just keeps getting better....

Radio Interview at Jazz88 radio

Performance Information

 Festivals

2017
 
Smokin’ In Steele, BBQ and Blues, Owatonna, MN
  Northwoods Blues Festival Chippewa Falls, WI
  Riverfront Blues Jam Granite Falls, MN
  Heritage Days Dayton, MN

2016
 
Riverfront Concert Series, Elk River, MN
 Fargo Blues, Fargo, ND
 Heritage Days, Dayton, MN
 Village Fest, Crystal, MN
 Blues on the Chippewa, Durand, WI

2015
 Lowertown Blues Fest, St. Paul, MN
 Bayfront Blues, Duluth, MN
 Red Wing Days, Red Wing, MN

2014
 
Bicycle, Blues and BBQ, Clear Lake, IA
  Performance in the Park Series, Blaine, MN

2013
 
Boundary Waters Blues Fest, Ely MN

 

Venues

The Dee Miller Band is a regular feature at many local music establishments:
  Crooner’s Lounge in Fridley
  Wilebski’s Blues Saloon, St. Paul
  Famous Dave’s, Minneapolis, MN
  Hollihan’s, White Bear Lake
  Schooner’s, Minneapolis, MN
  Muddy Waters, Prescott WI
  Shaw’s, Minneapolis, MN
  Neumann’s, St Paul, MN
  Vieux Carre', St Paul, MN
  The Mud Room, Mendota, MN
  Bistro La Roux, Centerville, MN