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Scott Miller w/ special guest, Dean Fields
Live @ Red Clay Theatre Saturday, September 6th, 2014 @ 8:00pm
Doors open 7:00 PM
Ticket sales ended Sep 7, 2014 12:00 AM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Additional Showtimes
Aug 20, 2015
8:00 PM
Ever since Steve Earle declared Miller a "world class" songwriter - Miller has been known as a writer's writer.

Regular Reserved Seating: $17 in advance / $22 at the door

Premium Reserved Seating: $20 in advance / $25 at the door
Ticket Prices
Premium Reserved Seating
$20.00
Reserved Center
$17.00
Reserved Left
$17.00
Reserved Right
$17.00
Wheelchair Accessible Seating
$17.00
Scott Miller | 8:00 PM
The power of storytelling with the power of a compressed electric guitar comes through this Virginian not heard since the likes of Wayne Newton (fellow Virginian) or The Statler Brothers (also of the Commonwealth). Not even since Thomas Jefferson (Virginian) and Woodrow Wilson (another Virginian) formed their rock trio with drummer Stewart Copeland (northern Virginian) “League of Nations”. Unlike most of the faux-simplified-effete’-elite-Americana/ Alt-Country world, Miller was actually raised on a working farm. His parents were a WWII generation couple that carried on the Spartan lifestyle of their Scots-Irish forefathers. Miller has described the lifestyle as “Amish that drink.”

In 1990, Miller left the family farm and moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, where he started scraping a living in local bars and clubs. Miller then founded a rock band called the V-roys, the first band signed to Jack Emerson’s (R.I.P.) and Steve Earle’s E-Squared label. His songwriting became more mature. His understanding of the music “biz” (“It ain’t called ‘show-friends.”) became more astute, but his guitar playing remained the ham fisted flat-picking of his youth. He calls them “solos.” Releasing four albums over the next 6 years for the highly respected Sugar Hill Label: THUS ALWAYS TO TYRANTS ( '01), UPSIDE/DOWNSIDE ('03--a #1 Americana Record), CITATION ('05), and the live album RECONSTRUCTION ('07) , Miller and the Commonwealth spent a year as the house band for the WB Network's "Blue Collar TV with Jeff Foxworthy." Miller recounts, “Suddenly the band and I didn’t have to load up and travel every night, we could walk across from the theatre where the television show was taped into a 5 star hotel bar, and make great money doing it. I hated it, of course.”

Scott is currently touring in support of his latest album, Big Big World, which was recorded, mixed and produced by Doug Lancio, with Lancio and Miller playing the parts of what would normally have been Miller’s backing band, The Commonwealth. Miller and Lancio met back in 2007 when Scott opened for Patty Griffin's CHILDREN RUNNING THROUGH tour while Doug was bandleader and playing guitar for Griffin. Miller and Lancio struck up a friendship and started working on Miller's 2009 release FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, but when Lancio took thegig playing guitar for John Hiatt, the record was finished with producer/keyboardist Michael Webb. more >>>