Native Virginian & songwriter Scott Miller with special guest Bryn Davies will return to Newport’s Southgate House Revival, 111 E. 6th St., on Friday, July 29th. For tickets and more info on the 8:00 p.m. show, the public can go to Southgate House or call 859-431-2201.
Miller just released the single, “The People Rule”. The song is a cautionary tale about the corrosive nature of politics, power and human habit. A proud son of Virginia, Miller doesn’t fit the mold of a preacy folksinger, but he has found a way to bring the American experience to life. In addition to his songs of love and the human condition, his catalog is peppered with songs about the Civil War (“Dear Sarah”, “Highland Country Boy”, “The Rain”), World War II (“The Red Ball Express”), Sam Houston (“Say Ho”) and urban sprawl (“Amtrak Crescent”).
“He ended his set with The People Rule, an acerbically funny commentary on the corrupting influence of power”, ~Country Music People
The last two years have seen big changes for Miller who moved home to take over the family cattle farm and establish a new touring base from his hometown of Staunton. During this time of transition and scaled down touring, Miller teamed up with old-time fiddle maven Rayna Gellert adding another sonic layer to Miller’s newest cd, the Doug Lancio-produced Big Big World, F.A.Y. Recordings. He’s currently in the studio working on a new release for early next year.
The People Rule video includes an appearance with special guest Mic Harrison.
“Scott Miller shapes sin and salvation into breathing highway poetry”. ~Austin American Statesman