St. Patty's Day With Dee Miller Band

St. Patty's Day With Dee Miller Band

Sat ยท March 17, 2018

8:00 pm

$0.00 - $10.00

Off Sale

Dee Miller
Dee Miller
"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 verse - you know the good times are gonna roll.

Dee Miller is a longtime Minnesota musician who has shared the stage with Koko Taylor, Janiva Magness, Bobby Messano as well as local favorites Lamont Cranston, Annie Mack, Renee Austin, Mick Sterling and so many more incredible musicians. Guitarist Jimi "Primetime" Smith has been an integral part of the Dee Miller Band for the last three years- years that Dee counts as her best.

From her early days as a child listening to her mother singing the blues around the house in Maplewood,MN, Dee has been a singer. She first started singing along with Dione Warwick and Aretha Franklin recordings as she crafted her skills. The sounds of Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, and Mahalia Jackson were part of a life spent singing as she walked down the railroad tracks that were right next door to her house. During these times, Dee realized the power of music and what a refuge it is for her.

Dee's first professional gig was with the blues band "Minnesota Barking Ducks". She also sang with bands such as "Liberty Street", "Bottom Line"', "Night Train" with her dear friend Liz Cummings, and several others before she started the Dee Miller Band in 2004. Dee is also currently singing with "Who Nu".

Dee has performed in many local music establishments. On a national level, Dee has performed in Chicago at Buddy Guy's Legends, and in Washington D.C. at Madam's Organ. Dee has also performed on stages in Memphis, San Francisco, Greenwich Village, Key Largo and Florence, Italy.

The Dee Miller Band 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.
Craig Clark
Craig Clark
Born in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Craig Clark started singing Gospel music at the young age of five. Listening to the sounds of The Mighty Clouds of Joy and The Gospel Keynotes, Craig started his musical journey singing at churches around his hometown area.

Since moving from Pennsylvania to Minnesota in the late eighties, Craig has been spreading his soulful sound throughout the state and beyond. Adding his self-taught compelling guitar style to his already dynamic vocals; Craig has constructed a style of his own.

Performing with Big Brother and The Holding Company, The Mississippi Mass Choir with Reverand James Cleveland, Jimmie Van Zant, Big John Dickerson, and playing at the Broken Spoke in Sturgis, South Dakota, are a few of Craig's fondest music memories. Influenced by the the likes of Sam Cook, Bobby Bland, Robert Cray and Buddy Guy, Craig Clark has proven to be a strong force in the musical community, leaving audiences talking long after hearing him perform.
Venue Information:
Crooners Lounge & Supper Club
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432