“I just had a moment of magic in the LRBC Piano Bar! A deeply soulful musician with a fearless mind and the heart of a hopeless romantic. And oh those magic fingers! That joyful spirit of Jack Kerouac and Steve Allen in one man?! Hallelujah baby!”
“Scottie Miller’s latest ‘project’ is a performance art gumbo of original poetry and music breathed life by his creativity. The poetry has the mellifluous lilt of a songwriter/lyricist while imbuing significant substance born of the adroit observations of a witness/ commentator on the path of his life. The music is the soundtrack of his heart and soul. Paired together it is simply brilliant performance art. One without the other would surely make you crave ‘the rest of the story’. The book and soundtrack will fill a much needed spot in your collection. The LIVE Performance will allow you to feel the breath and taste the splendor of art birthed as magnificently intended.”
“A Twin Cities musical treasure, Scottie Miller—keyboardist, singer, songwriter and bandleader—now adds poet to his list of talents. Drawing on his own life experiences as well as those of the down and out, his words and music elicit feelings of hope amidst adversity.”
“His muscular vocals boast grit and firewater.” … read more
“It's important to underline the unquestionable artistic skills of Scottie Miller not just on this record but as a musician overall. He is the shining sun and the center of the universe of the Scottie Miller Band's musical solar system, thanks to an eclecticism and talent very rare to find nowadays in a musician.” … read more
“Pulling haunting melodies and imaginative song lyrics out of thin air is no easy task, but this band makes it look so easy. The production and execution is spot on. This recording is an amalgamation of diverse genres melded together with care and sincerity.” … read more
“This is a strong, impressive album with equal measure of blues, rock and funk. I want more!” … read more
The first in a series of new videos from the Carnival Cocoon Poetry Collection and album. Created by Scottie Miller with footage from the 1962 American horror film Carnival of Souls. Subscribe to Scottie’s YouTube channel to view the full playlist of Carnival Cocoon videos here!