Saturday, April 30, 2011

Amazing New Musical Talent - The Ben Miller Band

The Ben Miller Band

I just found The Ben Miller Band on last night.  They are a fresh new talent and their music resonates witht the music I grew up with in Deadwood SD and radio station KDSJ.  Listen to them and see what you think.  Make sure to download the free MP3 single "Cow Eyes" at the end of article.

The Ben Miller Band is made up of three very different musicians. Ben Miller (slide guitar, lead vocals) began his musical career on the streets of northern europe playing his distinctive delta-blues slide guitar for passers-by. He built an impressive collection of folk songs and original material as well as honing his distinctive performance style. Combine that with the home grown musical mad scientist Scott Leeper (washtub bass, backing vocals). He began his musical career at the age of ten, wowing audiences playing pop music in his family's band "The Leepers". Later he toured with delta-blues hero Lightnin' Boy Malcom, and also made a name for himself as a truly astounding one man band. To complete this trio of musicians comes Doug "Cap't Washboard" Dicharry (washboard, drums, trombone, backing vocals). As a air force brat growing up he assimilated an array of musical styles and attidudes. Moving every 4 years throughout the globe his one constant was music, from playing with punk, ska, and progressive noise bands to school marching bands. The three met in Joplin Missouri at open mic nights that Ben was running. The three naturally gravitated towards each other feeding off of their shared interests as well as their different influences. They have been relentlessly gigging 5 nights a week for over 3 years crafting a tight, dynamic yet amazingly original sound. At this time they have weekly gigs at: Blackthorn Pizza in Joplin on Tues.

This home grown, make shift instrument band with new raw talent will become famous in the future. 


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