Thursday, June 3, 2010

Scott Miller at the Historic Masonic Theater

Scott Miller.... who the f#%&* is Scott Miller? Although Scott Miller grew up in the Swoope area of Augusta County and attended Buffalo Gap and Stuarts Draft high schools, my bet is that not too many in the area are familiar with the man and his great music. The reason is simple - he just hasn't played the area very much. If you check out his tours he's all over the place, but not here. Well, that's not quite true... Scott did play in Staunton back in January. But, I was in Beijing and missed what I heard was a great show.

I have been fortunate to hear Scott, sometimes along with The Commonwealth and sometimes solo, several times. Once in Roanoke and another time when his Amtrak Tour made a stop in Charlottesville. Oh yeah, in Ashland, VA. Then my wife won tickets to one of his shows at the Down Home in Johnson City, Tennessee. Road trip!! Great show and even greater to be part of his live album, Reconstruction. Scott plays some great rock and roll... just the kind you want to hear with a cold pitcher of beer, good friends, and a rowdy crowd. There's a little country mixed in. And traditional tunes from his love of history. Check out his other albums including Thus Always to Tyrants, Citation, and Upside Downside.

OK, here is the really good news. Scott Miller will be playing at a birthday party/fundraiser for The Historic Masonic Theater in Clifton Forge, VA on Friday, July 2 at 8:00 PM. Can you spell ROAD TRIP? I've ordered my tickets and if you are in the mood for a good time and good music you should too. Click the link to the theater or if that damn Microsoft mouse is quirky, click here. Get your tickets. Go! Explore Clifton Forge (won't take long) and learn about this highland treasure and enjoy some great music. Go Scott!


Cargosquid said...

Scott Miller rocks.

Caught him when he played at a festival in Richmond. Very underrated. Should be on the radio.

Belle Rose said...

Scott Miller - a bit of common ground between liberals and conservatives!