Miller & the Mix restart Monday series
Rockland — After a break for the annual North Atlantic Blues Festival, the year-round Monday Night Blues series resumes July 23 with NABF alum Biscuit Miller beginning 7 p.m. at the Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission will be $10.
Born on the south side of Chicago and raised by his grandmother, Miller got his nickname for being underfoot in the kitchen while she was trying to cook. Gospel and soul were played in the home on a regular basis; at age 11, Miller picked up an old four-string electric bass at a friend’s house and discovered the blues.
Miller’s first brush with blues fame came via playing with the late, great Sonny Rogers. He went on to play with other respected blues artists such as Mojo Buford (formerly with Muddy Waters) and Lady Blue, backup vocalist for Ike and Tina Turner. A call to return to Chicago for a one-night bass sub gig with Lonnie Brooks led to 10 years on the road with the Windy City great. He also spent five years in the Anthony Gomes Band, filling in-between with his own band, the Mix.
Biscuit Miller and the Mix have put in their time on the road, gaining fans in this country and abroad with their funky, danceable music. And Miller was nominated for a 2012 Blues Music Award (Bass-Instrumental). Next up in the weekly series is, July 30, a DVD release party with Andrew Jr. Boy Jones ($10). For more information, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.