In 1988 Scottie moved from Boston back to his home town in Minneapolis, where he began writing, recording and performing live in the twin cities area. His noted work through the next 10 years includes: Touring with bandâ€™s Inspector, T-Minus Two, then Damon-Sicora, and The Sundogs. In 1998 Scottie joined forces with Big John Dickerson and Blue Chamber. He wrote and co-wrote songs on the 1999 CD release, â€œARMS OF THE BLUESâ€ (Cannonball Records), such as; â€œHow Longâ€, When the Sun Goes Downâ€, and â€œWhen Iâ€™m Goneâ€. Produced by Jim Gaines. The band toured the USA and Europe including, Paris, Athens, Belgium, Budapest, Berlin, Switzerland. They headlined many top Jazz and Blues Festivals throughout the world.
â€œARMS OF THE BLUESâ€ â€“ Blue Chamber Featuring Big John Dickerson- Cannonball Records
â€œ 2000 Blues Recording of the Yearâ€ â€“ MINNESOTA MUSIC AWARDS
â€œTop 10- Living Blues Radio Charts â€“ October/November 2001â€.
In 2001 Scottie started his own band; (Scottie Miller Band), with new members; Drummer Mark Oâ€™Day, Bassist, John Iden, and guitarist Paul Mayasich. With increasing press, festival appearances and radio airplay, the band continues to promote their three CD releases since 2002; â€œThe Other Sideâ€; â€œDays Of Reckoningâ€, and the Scottieâ€™s new solo release;â€œLivinâ€™ Between The Black â€˜n Whiteâ€. (A beautiful arrangement of Piano/Vocal soloâ€™s in a dedication the Piano-Blues forefathers such as; Otis Spann, Roosevelt Sykes, and Amos Milburn. Co-produced by Dik Shopteau, and released inMarch 2006, this new solo CD is sure to garner much attention from the blues marketplace.
In 2005 Scottie was blessed to have met the great late Johnnie Johnson. (The â€œFather of Rock â€˜n Roll Pianoâ€), in St. Louis. After Johnnie listened to Scottieâ€™s set he sat in with the band. A month later he passed away, but not without introducing him to the Bo Diddley band, with whom Scottie performed numerous dates in the US, as well as performing with the Johnnie Johnson tribute band. Blues forefathers such as Johnnie Johnson, Bo Diddley, Henry Townsend, Robert Lockwood Jr., are keeping a watchful eye on Scottieâ€™s piano playing and songwriting.
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1. I Don't Want To Talk To Nobody
2. 44 Blues
3. Bad Bad Whiskey
4. Must Have Been The Devil
5. It All Went Down The Drain
6. Worried Life Blues
7. Good Night Louise
8. Keep Your Hands Out Of My Pocket
9. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
10. Jelly Roll Baker
11. Reconsider Baby
12. Good Morning Mr. Blues
13. Love, Love Love
14. Please Call Home
15. She Quit Me
16. Sweet Cream Sugar Delight