Friday, June 20, 2008

Say Ho

Took a trip to hear Scott Miller in a solo performance at Ashland Coffee & Tea. Scott was raised on a farm at Swoope, VA (his parents still live there), attended Buffalo Gap and graduated from Stuarts Draft. From there it was off to William & Mary and a degree (history, I think). He now lives in east Tennessee and performs solo and with his band, The Commonwealth. Occasionally his tours bring him to Virginia where family always shows up creating a reunion atmosphere. 
I've heard Scott several times with the Commonwealth, most recently in Johnson City while he and the band were recording a live CD, "Reconstruction."
One of my favorites is "Amtrak Crescent"
This extended clip from Studio 865 at the University of Tennessee features an interview and in-studio performances of several favorites: "Sa Ho," "Daddy Raised a Boy," "Made a Mess of This Town," among others. Enjoy.
Check out his website and buy a CD (also available on Amazon). More Scott Miller videos/songs are on YouTube.

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