Dee Miller Band featuring Craig Clark
"I said, Hey everybody - Let's have some fun. You only live once and when you're dead you're done" is the start of a Dee Miller Band show and from that first soulful line - you know the "good times are gonna roll" . The Dee Miller Band guarantees a show that will get fans out of their seat and onto a dance floor. Fronted by Minnesota blues singer, Dee Miller shares the stage with a few of the best blues musicians in the Twin Cities area. Featuring singer and guitar man, Craig Clark, Eric Meyer on bass, and Jesse Mueller on keyboard, this band quickly becomes a favorite of everyone who hears them.
Dee Miller has been called a "barrelhouse" singer and is frequently referred to as "The Duchess of the Blues" by those in the Minnesota Blues community. Her influences ( Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Mahalia Jackson) are present in her soulful growl and powerful singing style. She began her career singing with local blues band the Minnesota Barking Ducks. She has been a part of several local bands and has shared the stage with Koko Taylor, Janiva Magness, Bobby Messano and many other talented musicians. Her band players (including former guitarist Jimi "Primetime" Smith) have had successful music careers with national connections. Sideman Craig Clark is an up and coming presence on the local music scene.
The Dee Miller Band was formed in 2004 and is a two time winner of the Battle of the Blues Bands in Minneapolis. As the winner in 2015, the Dee Miller Band performed at the Lowertown Blues Festival as an opening act for Elvin Bishop and Walter Trout. The Dee Miller Band has performed at many other regional festivals and is a regular at local live music establishments.