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by Scottie Miller Band

Original rock, blues/rock with passionate vocals, vintage Wurlitzer and Hammond organ keyboards, heavy guitar and a massive wall of punctuated funk-filled drum's and bass.
Genre: Rock: Arena Rock
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1. Where You Been Hiding?
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2. Bring It On
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3. Nothing Can Stop Us
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4. Selfish
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5. Keep On Walking
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6. Wreckage
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7. Reciprocation
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8. Too Far Gone
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9. Get Some
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10. I've Been Made
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11. Walk a Mile
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12. Gold Dust
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13. Revelation
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Scottie Miller Band announces release of “Reciprocation”. (October, 2015)

“Reciprocation” by Scottie Miller Band mark’s Scottie Miller’s ninth independent CD release.  
“When we’re performing and we see our audience is moved, we feel more inspired.  A powerful exchange that elevates us all to a heightened level of energy throughout the show.  It fills the room with love, light and hope.  This is “Reciprocation”.
 - Scottie Miller

Scottie has always offered a wide palette of styles on his recording’s. (New Orleans piano styles, Chicago Blues, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Americana, Gospel, Rock and even classically tinged singer-songwriter material).  It is this variety and originality that keep’s his loyal fans coming back for more with each new release. The new CD ‘Reciprocation’ show’s Scottie's affinity for rock.  He grew up studying jazz and classical piano, but no young boy likes to be known as a “classical pianist” so he spent much of his time playing electric guitar and learning solo’s note for note with his first guitar. (A 1962 Epiphone Crestwood, played through a Crate amplifier while sitting in his green-shag carpeted bedroom.) He still owns the guitar and even played it some on this record. (Check the solo on “Too Far Gone”). Growing up listening to rock bands like Zeppelin, Floyd, AC/DC, Hendrix, Santana, Iron Maiden, Peter Frampton, Thin Lizzy, Jeff Beck, Rolling Stones and so on, Scottie could transcribe their guitar solo’s note for note, and was always a better “soloist” than rhythm player.  Then it was back to the piano lessons to play Beethoven, Bach, Bill Evans, Chick Corea.

Joining SMB just prior to the recording of this album are new members Patrick Allen (guitar), and
Dik Shopteau (bass). Recorded June 22-25, 2015 at north-east Minneapolis pinnacle studio
The Terrarium, the newly revised band featuring veteran SMB drummer Mark O’Day played their first dozen shows immediately following the recording. Since then they have found a fresh, rocking and powerful union. There’s an undeniable musical symmetry between them as they continue to broaden their touring schedule beyond the twin-cities. Like their recent appearance at the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival in northern Michigan, where Scottie also joined three-time Grammy nominated singer Ruthie Foster for her headline set.  (Scottie has been Ruthie’s touring keyboardist since 2008).  Ruthie’s long time drummer Samantha Banks is quoted recently saying, “This new record is going to take him places. So many people are doing “rock, blues/rock with guitar as the main element, but no one is doing it with keyboards.” 

Scottie’s sterling silver vocal’s, distorted Wurlitzer and Hammond organ take the captain’s chair on this CD. A funky, punctuated and massive wall of drums and bass surround the highly featured guitar work of SMB’s Patrick Allen.

The album’s first official single “Bring It On”, will debut later this month on Itunes. 
“Bring It On” is about a rising, rock n’ roll star.  “Are you ready to hear it...get ready to see it, a new kid walkin’ on the block.”  “Can you touch the ground, do you feel alive... you’re coming out like a newborn child... You’re coming out, so sing the song, turn it up and bring it on.” 

There are many lyrical references to hope and preservation; “Keep On Walking”; “There are times, when you’re hurting, and there’s no one for you to call.  Just an empty room and lonely ghosts, and the bottom is where you fall...well keep on walkin’”. It’s like a personal cry from Scottie to the universe, “Cut through hatred and heavy stones, heal these wounded, broken bones and keep on walking”.  The chorus is as if Scottie himself is pleading that we all be saved from the evil forces at work on earth. “I know there must be a better way for you and me, so I’ll walk on, keep on searchin’
I won’t let nothin’ take me down or bring me to my knees.”
Reciprocation - Scottie Miller Band - Release date, October 2015.
Written and produced by Scottie Miller. 
Recorded June 22-25, 2015 at The Terrarium in  Minneapolis, MN.     
Mixed and engineered by Jason Orris and Rob Oesterlin. 
Mastered by Jacques Wait at Terrarium Mastering.

SMB is:
Scottie Miller - Vocals, Wurlitzer, Hammond, piano and guitar.
Mark O’Day - Drums
Dik Shopteau - Bass
Patrick Allen - Guitar




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