Scottie Miller Band

Scottie Miller Band

Fri · December 14, 2018

7:30 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Scottie Miller
Scottie Miller
Scottie Miller’s sterling silver vocals, passionate and hope-filled lyrics, distorted Wurlitzer and Hammond organ take the captain’s chair. A funky, punctuated and massive wall of drums and bass surround the highly featured guitar work on this powerful new contribution in the Blues/Rock world.

In 2008, Scottie was inducted in to the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame for his contributions to blues music and heritage with his instructional book and CD titled; Rock Keyboards published by Hal Leonard Corporation. He has also been the touring keyboardist for three-time Grammy nominated singer Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn Records) since 2008. He is featured on her Blues Music Award winning CD/DVD Live At Antones. He was a finalist in the ‘solo-duo’ category at The International Blues Challenge in 2006.
Dik Shopteau
Dik Shopteau
Dik’s life in music began at age 16 as a founding member of the band Judd. As one of the more successful bands to emerge from the Midwest, Judd toured extensively for 10 years in the U.S. and Canada, recording in New York City, Miami, Atlanta, Toronto and Minneapolis. Dik shared stages with Tina Turner, Todd Rundgren, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Average White Band, Sammy Hagar, Buddy Miles and Ravi Shankar. Along the way, Judd became the “house band” for Swami Vishnu’s annual yoga retreats in the Bahamas and Montreal.

Dik moved to Maui after Judd disbanded to concentrate on jazz fusion and beautiful beaches. One year later, he got a call to join the Daisy Dillman Band where he again toured the country and recorded two albums for RCA. One of those albums was recorded at the famed Muscle Shoals Sound studio in Alabama.

In 1984, while still playing bass with many local artists, Dik decided to broaden his musical skills and move into production. It turned out to be a wise choice. As an engineer and producer he quickly became a cornerstone of the Minneapolis studio scene. From 1989-1999, he amassed a volume of credits as Chief Music Engineer at Cookhouse Recording Studios. Rock, R&B, country and gospel, radio and television post, sound design, jingles and on-location recording. In the year 2000 Dik built a full production recording studio in his home “GoDikGo Studio” continuing to service advertising and music clients, recording, composing and mixing.
Patrick Allen
Patrick Allen
Patrick Allen was raised with music. His father and uncle were in a popular vocal quartet in the 50's and he grew up listening to people like The Mills Brothers, Nat King Cole and other great standards artists of the time. When The Beatles invaded America the bug bit a lot harder. He picked up the guitar and by his early teens was absorbed by it, picking up everything he could from guitar giants like Clapton, Page, Beck and all the other great players. Through high school he played in blues and rock bands and in the mid-seventies joined a funk and soul band called "Zulu" where his musical gears were shifted. The material he had mostly played like Doobie Brothers, Cream, Led Zeppelin and James Gang now switched to Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone and The Spinners. It was a huge turnaround and he couldn't get enough of it. He continued to play in various groups on the road and in the Twin Cities through the decade and into the 80's when the whole Minneapolis music scene exploded with the success of Prince, Funkytown, The Time and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. After a break to start a family, he returned to music around the millenium with a focus on writing and recording. For his first cd, 'bout time!, he was fortunate enough to recruit some of the best of the best from the Minneapolis musician pool including The Hornheads (Prince), Ricky Peterson (Prince, David Sanborn, John Mayer), Bobby Vandell (Bonnie Raitt, Jesse Johnson) and Estaire Godinez (George Benson) just to name a few.
Mark O'Day
Mark O'Day
Mark is a graduate of the world renowned Musicians Institute of Technology in Hollywood, California. He has studied with Joe Porcaro (Stan Getz, Freddie Hubbard), Ralph Humphrey (Frank Zappa, Barbra Streisand, Rita Coolidge) and Dave Beyer (Melissa Etheridge, Joan Osborne, Gregg Allman, Michael McDonald). He has been on numerous European tours with Minneapolis blues legend Willy Murphy and currently performs with The Scottie Miller Band.
Venue Information:
Crooners Lounge & Supper Club
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432
http://www.croonersloungemn.com/