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Scottie Miller Band to perform blues, funk, soul Jan. 24

Blues piano player-songwriter Scottie Miller to perform Tuesday, Jan. 24.

2012-01-25

Blues piano player and songwriter Scottie Miller will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts.

Miller has been playing piano since age six and took an interest in jazz music in high school. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, studying jazz.

The Scottie Miller Band has been playing together and touring the Midwest for about 10 years.

Miller describes his sound as a mixture of piano blues, funk and soul. He plays everything from New Orleans piano blues to singer-songwriter material similar to the styles of Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and Elvis Costello.

Miller has recorded several albums, both solo and with the group. His most recent release is a live DVD, "Home," recorded at the home of guitarist Kevin Odegard, who played guitar on Bob Dylan¹s album "Blood on the Tracks."

"My songs are inspired by life and things that life throws at everyone," Miller said. "I write about relationships, peace, war, love, loss, addiction, heroism, family values and the mystery of dreams."

Concert admission is $12; $11 for students with a valid MavCard. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music.

Those who want more information may call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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