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

 

For Promotions:

Betsie Brown, Blind Racoon 
901.268.6065 • info@blindraccoon.com




   

 

 

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 her.

 

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),

 

Awards:

2018 Minnesota Blues Society Hall of Fame “Performer”

2018. Minnesota Blues Society “Road To Memphis Winner”  for  IBC

2016  Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame Song of the Year: “Leopard Print Dress”

 

 

2018

  House Party, Club 331, Minneapolis

  Blues on the Red, Grand Forks, MN

  Blues on the Chippewa, Durand WI

  Bayfront Blues, Duluth, MN

  Boundary Waters Blues Fest, Ely MN

2017

    Smokin’ In Steel Barbecue & Blues Fest, 
         Owatonna, MN

    Northwoods Blues Festival, Chippewa
          Falls, WI

    Riverfront Blues Jam, Granite Falls, MN

    Heritage Days, Dayton, MN

 

 

2016

      Riverfront Concert Series, Elk RiverMN

      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

 

 

 

Featured Air Play:

WDGY: Gil Anthony:  “Blues Power”

Universe Radio: Leen Velthuis: “Another Blues Is Knocking”

KUMD: Blues Alley

 

The Dee Miller Band is a regular feature atmany local music establishments:

  Crooner’s Lounge in Fridley

  Wilebski’s Blues Saloon, St. Paul

  Famous Dave’s, Minneapolis, MN

  Schooner’s, Minneapolis, MN

  Muddy Waters, Prescott WI

  Shaw’s, Minneapolis, MN

  Neumann’s, St Paul, MN

  The Mudd Room, Mendota Heights, MN

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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