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All Grateful Dead Show

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The JiMiller Band

 

All Grateful Dead Show

featuring

The JiMiller Band
Friday Feb. 14, 2020 at 8:00pm
Akron Civic Theatre

The JiMiller Band is a Five member band that plays some of the best new music in the Midwest, with Jim's resonating vocals and jazz-infused lead guitar, Dave Blackerby on bass {played w Buddy Miles, Jimi Hendrix’s drummer}, Steve "Nev" Scheff on keyboards and Brian "Bagel" Golenberg on drums, and Michael Miller on guitar. The JiMiller Band's style is as varied as their influences; JiMiller "blends together blues, country, Cajun, old rock 'n' roll, jazz and bluegrass into a musical Americana that is both fresh and timeless" in their everlasting sets. However, the band is best known for its freeform improvisation rock that was made famous by The Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers.

Their lead man Jim Miller has been playing music for most of his life and was the former frontman of the band Oroboros, orchestrating their 18-year odyssey on the road, opening for the 1994 H.O.R.D.E. Festival, the 1996 Further Festival, The Kinks, Hot Tuna, Santana, Richard Thompson, Robert Hunter and members of the Grateful Dead just to name a few. He has also had the privilege of sharing the stage and jamming with Blues Traveler, Sheryl Crow, The Allman Brothers, Hot Tuna and the legendary John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service. In 1994 Jim opened for Phish at the Agora.

The JiMiller Band played the 10,000 Lakes Festival in 2004 with String Cheese, and Galactic. They opened for Bruce Hornsby, and during the summer 2005 & 2006 they opened for Little Feat at Cleveland's House of Blues. They also opened for Rusted Root on Memorial Day weekend 2007, at Tower City Amphitheater and again to a sold out crowd on NYE 2007 @ House of Blues, Cleveland. The JiMiller Band truly shines at music festivals. Over the summer of 2009-2010, the band kicked off the season at Nelson Ledges, for Early bird Fest. On Labor day 2010 Jim opened for the Rhythm Devils with Mickey Hart and Bill Kruetzman from The Dead. Jim loves music festivals so much, he even throws his own each summer at Nelson Ledges, called Lazy Daisy and again in the Fall with DeadFall, focusing on the music of The Grateful Dead all weekend. The band also played the Grateful Garcia Gathering at Legend Valley opening for Boombox before heading to Myrtle Beach, SC to take part in Jerry Fest.

The JiMiller Band plays Jim's originals, Grateful Dead, Phish, Allman Brothers, Beatles, blues, folk, and rock n' roll. The JiMiller Band is a bright, positive star in the Midwestern music scene. Come on out and join the party! Take care, Happy Trails, We will see you at our shows.

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