Rusty Miller & Friends

Genre: Folk / Blues / Classic Rock

Rusty Miller

Rusty Miller is a Nashville recording artist / singer / songwriter from Yreka, CA. Rusty has recorded with many National recording artists, Patty Loveless, Rosanne Cash, Glen Campbell, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Arlo Guthrie, and many, many, others. Rusty showcases a style rich with sweet & soulful vocals and rootsy, percussive guitar. His shows include so many different styles of music; from folk, blues & country to jazz, alternative & rock. He experienced his first Grateful Dead concert in 1976, and their loose jams and tight grooves have inspired him ever since. He still adds a healthy dose of their songs to his shows.

Lifting each other up instead of putting each other down, anti-violence and anti-prejudice songs in the vain of John Lennon are the most accurate a description of Rusty’s writing style. Write about the simple things with a great passion is advice Rusty adopted after a conversation with John Prine. His favorite writing  influences are Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, and John Lennon.

Rusty likes to declare, “Elvis freed my body, Dylan opened my mind, Lennon set my spirit free and Garcia touched my heart.”

 

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Sample music of Rusty Miller & Friends.

 

Recent bookings

  • Etna Taphouse – Yreka, CA
  • Etna Brew Pub – Etna, CA
  • ‘Eats, Beats, & Arts’  @ The Village Gate at The Village at Medford Center – Medford, OR
  • Aftermath Music Festival – Mt Shasta, CA
  • Jefferson’s Pub 51 – Yreka, CA
  • Minor Street Sports Bar – Yreka, CA
  • Cold Stream Tavern – Ft Jones, CA
  • Brookdale Assisted Living – Yreka, CA
  • Nature’s Kitchen Restaurant – Yreka, CA
  • Bluebird Café – Nashville, TN
  • The Wine Bar – Montague, CA

 

Rusty Miller & Friends Typical Set List (Covers & Originals)

Covers Originals
Gentle on my mind Nothin Better
Knockin’ on Heavens Door Three kinds of whooped fo’ sho
 Roadhouse Blues This Old Heart
 Wild Horses Far From Home
 You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere Big Mark on Me
Heart of Gold  Pain and Toil
Peaceful Easy Feelin’ Marie Marie
A little Love
Back in the day
 Coming Soon St Augustine
Holding On
I didn’t mean to make you cry
So happy I’m blue
 Sweet inspiration
Lightning in the sky
 Losing Time
See it through

 

More info at: Official Band Web Site