The following events are at The Zumbrota State Theatre.
Sat14Apr20187:30 PMCrossings Event at The Zumbrota State Theatre
The Scottie Miller Band
Hear contemporary, southern tinged piano blues, Americana, rock, funk and soul. Inspiring songwriting and lyrics that speak of peace, hope and unity. Plus relationship stories, ghosts of the past, overcoming adversity, addiction, and straight up party blues. SMB's passionate performances. The Scottie Miller Band appears at the State Theatre on Sat., April 14. Sponsored by Crossings at Carnegie.
Singer-songwriter, pianist Scottie Miller has been inducted into the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame for his contributions to blues music and heritage with his instructional book and CD titled "Rock Keyboards" published by Hal Leonard. He founded the Scottie Miller Band in 2000’, and has just released his tenth CD. He has also been the touring keyboardist for three-time Grammy nominated singer Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn Records) since 2008. He is featured on her Blues Music Award winning CD/DVD "Live At Antone’s.” Scottie met Ruthie while on tour as the keyboardist for Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame legend Bo Diddley. Scottie’s original brand of music is steeped in blues, and covers a wide pallet of styles including Barrelhouse Piano Blues, rock, funk, soul, jazz, classical, americana and singer-songwriter.
Scottie recently co-wrote a song “I Was Called” with Ruthie Foster that is featured on the upcoming August 2017 release by six-time Grammy Award winning gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama. Produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos). "Almost Home" was recorded over four different sessions with four different GRAMMY-winning producers in four different cities. The album is composed primarily of original songs, which focus on the remarkable journey of the band's two surviving original members, long-time leader Clarence Fountain, and current leader Jimmy Carter. It features songwriting contributions from an exceptional collection of artists including Valerie June, North Mississippi Allstars, Phil Cook, John Leventhal, Marc Cohn, Ruthie Foster, Scottie Miller and more. Leventhal (Rosanne Cash, William Bell) recorded with the Blind Boys and their band in New York City, Vance Powell (Chris Stapleton, Jack White) in Nashville, Chris Goldsmith (Charlie Musselwhite, Ben Harper) in Seattle, and Los Lobos' Steve Berlin (Faith No More, Buckwheat Zydeco) at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $24 at the door, available through Crossings. To reserve tickets, visit www.crossingsatcarnegie.com, call 507-732- 7616 or stop in to Crossings at 320 East Avenue in Zumbrota.