Scott Miller (country musician)

Allen Scott Miller (born 1968) is an American Southern rock and alternative country singer, songwriter, and guitarist.[2][3]

Scott Miller
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Scott Miller performs in Dallas, Texas, on June 26, 2009
Background information
Birth nameAllen Scott Miller
Also known asA. Scott Miller
Born1968 (age 51–52)
Swoope, Virginia, U.S.
GenresAlternative country, Southern rock
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, harmonica
Years active1996–present
LabelsSugar Hill
F.A.Y. Recordings[1]
Associated actsThe V-Roys
Scott Miller and the Commonwealth

BiographyEdit

Miller grew up on a farm in Swoope, Virginia.[4] After graduating from William & Mary, he moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1990. In 1994, he helped form a band called the Viceroys, which was renamed The V-Roys to avoid confusion with an existing group.[4][5] The V-Roys were the first act signed on Steve Earle's label, E-Squared Records.

After the V-Roys split up in 1999, Miller formed a new band, Scott Miller and the Commonwealth, who were briefly the house band on Blue Collar TV. The Lexington Herald-Leader wrote of Miller's first albums after the V-Roys as "strong, folk-infused songs" in which "the boozy charm of his music was innocuous."[6]

Miller's songs reflect his degrees in American History and Russian Studies, with references to his home, family, history, geography, writers and Appalachia. As of 2011, Miller was based in Staunton, Virginia, having moved back home to help manage the family cattle farm.[7][8][9] Miller collaborated with filmmaker James Weems and photographer Glen Rose on mini-documentary Going Home which explores Miller’s personal and musical journey in returning to the family farm.

As of 2015, in addition to solo shows, Miller played some shows with a full Commonwealth band lineup, but more often played trio shows with what he has come to call the Commonwealth Ladies Auxiliary (bass player Bryn Davies and fiddler Rayna Gellert).[10]

DiscographyEdit

Solo:

  • Are You With Me? (2000) – live, independent self-release
  • For Crying Out Loud (2008) – self-released on F.A.Y. Recordings[1]
  • Christmas Gift EP (2010) – self-released on F.A.Y. Recordings
  • Big Big World (2013) – self-released on F.A.Y. Recordings
  • Ladies Auxiliary (11/2017) – self-released on F.A.Y. Recordings

As Scott Miller & the Commonwealth:

With Rayna Gellert:

  • CoDependents EP (2012) – self-released on F.A.Y. Recordings

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b F.A.Y. Recordings. "About". Archived from the original on 2014-06-19.
  2. ^ Broadcast Music, Inc. "Allen Scott Miller repertoire". Archived from the original on 2014-06-18.
  3. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "Scott Miller: Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  4. ^ Cianci, Bob. "Scott Miller & The Commonwealth / Thus Always To Tyrants / Sugar Hill Records SUG-CD1066". Blue Suede News. 57–60: 38. Scott Miller was the primary songwriter from the V-Roys, a promising alt country band-gone-wrong that split up in late 1999.
  5. ^ Tunis, Walter (March 27, 2014). "Songsmith Scott Miller makes his Lexington return as a changed man". Lexington Herald-Leader. Archived from the original on 2014-03-31.
  6. ^ "Scott Miller Press Kit". 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-03-20.
  7. ^ Everett, Matthew (2015-03-11). "Scott Miller Finds a New Rhythm Back Home in Virginia". Knoxville Mercury. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  8. ^ Bledsoe, Wayne (2014-09-26). "Scott Miller: A singer-songwriter until the cows come home". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  9. ^ McCabe, Ginny (2015-08-26). "Scott Miller & The Commonwealth headline RiversEdge concert". Journal-News (Cox Media Group). Retrieved 2016-05-23.

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