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Feb. 4: Pianist Scottie Miller
Pianist and songwriter to perform with Scottie Miller Band.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 1-18-2016
Mankato, Minn. – Pianist and songwriter Scottie Miller returns to perform with The Scottie Miller Band on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Ave.
Scottie Miller is an American pianist and singer-songwriter from Minneapolis. His musical style is a combination of blues, soul, funk and jazz. Miller is recognized for his high-energy performances, creative song writing, dramatic lyrics and extraordinary piano playing. In 2008, Scottie Miller was inducted into the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame for his contributions to blues music and heritage. He has also been the touring keyboardist for three-time Grammy nominated singer Ruthie Foster since 2008. He is featured on her Blues Music Award winning CD/DVD Live At Antones.
The Scottie Miller Band features sterling silver vocals, passionate lyrics, a funky rhythm section featuring a massive wall of drums and funky bass, surrounded by powerful electric guitar work.
Scottie Miller says, “My songs are inspired by life and everything that life throws at you. I write about relationships, peace, war, love, loss, addiction, heroism, family values, and the mystery of dreams.”
Concert admission is $15; $13 for students with a valid MavCARD. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music. For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.