David Michael Miller of Miller and the Other Sinners
Thursday - October, 25 @ 7:00pm
David Michael Miller is founder, lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Miller and The Other Sinners, a southern soul jam band from NY. Raised on gospel and radio, David loved the sounds of soul music from an early age and began writing playing and writing music as a child. His music was kept mainly in the church until he was in his 30’s and began playing blues and soul music around WNY in area clubs and dives. For 6 years he fronted the band, Dive House Union (DHU) which recorded two live albums, one in the prestigious Kleinhan's Music Hall in Buffalo, NY and one in the historic Aurora Theater, in East Aurora, NY. David has shared the stage with artists such as Tedeschi Trucks Band, Steve Miller Band, Rusted Root, Joe Bonamassa, Jonny Lang, Gary Clark Jr., Bobby Blue Bland, Jimmie Vaughan, Shemekia Copeland, Lowest of the Low and many others.
In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 he was presented with the best Male Blues Vocalist Award by Buffalo's Night Life Magazine and in 2015 was presented with the Arts Services Institute award for "Artist of the Year."
David's has built on the successful independent release of his first solo album in 2014, Poisons Sipped, which landed in the the top 25 Blues Rock Albums of 2014 on the Roots Music Report. His sophomore album, Same Soil, debuted at #11 the second week of July on the RMR Blues chart and then climbed to #3 with two songs in the top 50 Blues songs played worldwide on radio and internet radio. In early 2017 he released a live album of his band, Miller and The Other Sinners, title, "3 Nights At The Strand."
With his band, Miller and The Other Sinners, David rocked stages at festivals nationwide such as Muskiest 2016/17, Telluride Blues and Brews Festival 2016 w/Isaac Aragon, Silver City Blues Festival 2016 and the Boots, Brews and Bacon Festival 2016, The Lilac Festival, Fairport Music Festival (22016/17/18), and many others most recently including the Borderland Music Festival. You can also find him spreading his music solo acoustic or as a duo as he ventures into new areas.
“David Miller's music is earthy and soulful. A bluesy rock style, a rich voice and guitar, along with years of experience, it adds up to a musical pilgrimage that attracts attention and stimulates a crowd. People get interested, and that's golden!” - Holt Vaughn, Founder and CEO of the Award Winning group of media companies TheEastcoGroup.com
"Miller is one of the finest soul-based singers in our region, and throughout “Poisons Sipped,” he proves he’s also one of our most vibrant songwriters. Elements of gospel, R&B, electric blues and singer-songwriter leanings collide here to form a collection of elegant, stately and eminently grooving songs, delivered with consistent passion. This is incredibly spirited stuff, and it represents a new high-watermark for Buffalo-born recordings.” - Jeff Miers, Buffalo News
"Dave has a great soulful voice that may be the best sounding to have come out of WNY since Billy McEwen, his songs are catchy, funky, full of meaning as is his tasty guitar work." - Tommy Z, International Recording Artist
"Poisons Sipped is a perfect cocktail of Blues, Soul, and Gospel flavors! Do yourself a favor and treat your ears to one of the best albums of the year!” - Selwyn Birchwood, Alligator Records Recording Artist
“From “old-school” blues/ rock to sweet soul and gospel David Miller knows his stuff. A singer/songwriter and storyteller singing from what he has experienced, Miller is one of those guys who plays it from the heart. The notes falling from his guitar are drenched with passion and, when he opens his mouth and begins to sing, you know it’ nothin’ but the pure unadulterated truth. David Michael Miller is the real deal. If I had to label Miller, I would most likely call him a soul singer but, he is so much more. With each time that I listen to Poisons Sipped, I hear something new. This is an album that is destined to become a classic, passing down through the ages as one of those things that we all come to know and love.” - Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blue
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