Awards

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 Challenge
The band will represent the Minnesota Blues Society 
2019 International Blues Challenge
Memphis, Tennessee.

2017  Song of the Year: "Lady In The Leopard Print Dress"
Dee Miller and Jimi "Primetime Smith"

2015  Winner of the Battle of the Bands
Performance at Lowertown Blues Festival

 

 

Going to Memphis

Going to Memphis

To contact the band for bookings: 

thedeemillerband@gmail.com

 

"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 many 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 the stage with Koko Taylor, Janiva Magness, Bobby Messano and many other talented musicians. Players in the band (formerly including 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.

Dee Miller and Jimi "Primetime " Smith were awarded Minnesota Blues Society Best Song for their original, "Lady In the Leopard Print Dress"  

The Dee Miller Band will represent Minnesota Blues Society  at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN in January 2019

Promotional

"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
 
 

"Well, folks, this is the real deal.
The pure definition of "The Blues".
Top Shelf, Top Notch.
It don't git no bettah!"

Ted Vaughn Blues Band

 

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Audio and Visual

ALBUMS

 

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

Radio Interview at Jazz88 radio

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

Radio Interview at Jazz88 radio

Performance Information

 Festivals

2018
 Blues on the Red, Grand Forks, ND
 Blues on the Chippewa, Durand, WI
 Bayfront Blues, Duluth, MN
 Boundary Waters Blues Fest, Ely MN
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

  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 Mudd Room, Mendota, MN
  Bistro La Roux, Centerville, MN
  Gull Dam Brewery, Nisswa, MN
  Wine Cafe Pub and Eatery, Mankato, MN
  Brookside, Marine on St.Croix, WI
  Medina Ball Room, Medina, MN
  Gas-Lite Bar and Grill, Ellsworth, WI
  Mancini's, St. Paul, MN