Gearing up for the Summer !
The JiMiller Band is a five member band that for the last 15 years has played
some of the best new music in the Midwest, with Jim's resonating vocals and
jazz/rock-infused lead guitar, Mike Miller, Jim’s son, plays incredible guitar,
Dave Blackerby on bass, Steve "Nev" Scheff on keyboards and Brian "Bagel" Golenberg
The JiMiller Band's style is as varied as their influences; JiMiller
"blends together blues, country, Cajun, old rock 'n' roll, jazz and
bluegrass into a musical Americana that is both fresh and timeless" in
their everlasting sets. However, the band is best known for its
freeform improvisation rock that was made famous by The Grateful Dead
and Allman Brothers.
Their lead man Jim Miller has been playing music for most of his life
and was the former frontman of the band Oroboros, orchestrating their
18-year odyssey on the road, opening for the 1994 H.O.R.D.E. Festival,
the 1996 Further Festival, The Kinks, Hot Tuna, Santana, Richard
Thompson, Robert Hunter and members of the Grateful Dead just to name
a few. He has also had the privilege of sharing the stage and jamming
with Blues Traveler, Sheryl Crow, The Allman Brothers, Hot Tuna and
the legendary John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service.
In 1994 Jim opened for Phish at the Agora. The JiMiller Band played the
10,000 Lakes Festival in 2004 with String Cheese, and Galactic.
They opened for Bruce Hornsby, and during the summer 2005 & 2006 they
opened for Little Feat at Cleveland's House of Blues. They also opened for
Rusted Root on Memorial Day weekend 2007 at Tower City Amphitheater and again
to a sold out crowd on NYE 2007 @ House of Blues, Cleveland.
The JiMiller Band truly shines at music festivals. For the summers of 2009-2011,
the band kicked off the season at Nelson Ledges, for Early bird Fest. On Labor day
2010 Jim opened for the Rhythm Devils with Mickey Hart and Bill Kruetzman from The Dead.
Jim loves music festivals so much, he even throws his own each summer at Nelson Ledges,
called Lazy Daisy, focusing on the music of The Grateful Dead all weekend.
What will you get when you go to a JiMiller show? The JiMiller Band
plays Jim's originals, Grateful Dead, Phish, Allman Brothers, Beatles,
blues, folk, and rock n' roll. The JiMiller Band is a bright, positive
star in the Midwestern music scene. Come on out and join the party!
Take care, Happy Trails, We will see you at our shows.