Thursday, September 7, 2017

Scottie Miller Band new album release Stay Above Water..rockin' blues with heart and soul

American Blues Pianist - Singer/Songwriter - Inducted in the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame - Touring keyboardist for three-time Grammy nominated singer Ruthie Foster.

On his latest effort, Scottie Miller continues to mix celebratory, up-tempo numbers like “It Better Groove” with introspective and inspiring lyrics. Solid writing, execution and production across the disc. Not a weak track.

Miller's lyrics are smart, the grooves are fat and his delivery is always full of heart and soul. He's a multi-instrumentalist with a deft touch on piano, organ, keys and mandolin. Taking influences from New Orleans R'n'B to the blues and touches of gospel, Miller spins fresh and lively tunes that are intelligent and, usually, irresistibly dance-able. Ruthie Foster makes a guest appearance harmonizing with Miller on “Keep This Good Thing Going.” Scottie and Ruthie recently co-wrote a song “I Was Called” which is featured on the upcoming 2017 release by the six-time Grammy award winning gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama. Produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos). Surrounding himself with a fine group of players, Scottie Miller serves up another excellent offering of meaty and engaging, rockin' blues on "Stay Above Water."

“Southern soul infected...waves of sunshine...crushing rock riffs...heavy groove.” - Roger & Margaret White. Big City Blues Magazine 

“An outstanding singer and songwriter...intense and incendiary all-original blues rock.” - Marty Gunther. Blues Blast Magazine 

“Sounds like Dr. John meets The Band at Bruce Springsteen’s house.” - Tom Hyslop - Blues Revue Magazine