the Red Miller Band

Blues, rock and soul

 

Red Miller's latest Chart Bustin' Hits

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Chart Bustin Hits by Red Miller

About the Red Miller Band

Red Miller knows the blues, and how to rock with soul. A long time band leader and sideman, Red Miller's music helps people have a good time.

Red started singing and playing keyboards in bands around Boston in his teens. At 21, Red moved to California and started the blues band Tombstone. Lowell George, the leader of Little Feat, heard Tombstone, and encouraged Red's songwriting and keyboard playing.

Red returned to Boston to work at the Berklee College of Music. While at Berklee, Red played around New England, and released two solo albums. After Berklee, Red moved to Illinois and joined Knights of Crisis. Knights of Crisis released two studio albums and one live album with Red. They performed across the mid-west, and opened for major acts including Little Feat, Blue Oyster Cult, the Guess Who, Rare Earth, and David Allan Coe. Red counts playing the Chicago House of Blues as a highlight.

After Knights of Crisis, Red moved to South Carolina and joined Rock and Roll Reunion. Red spent the next 10 years playing festivals and shows across the Carolinas, including Fall for Greenville, the South Carolina Peach Festival, and regular appearances at the Biltmore Estate.

In 2022, Red moved to Virginia to be closer to family. He formed the Red Miller Blues Band soon after arriving. Over the years Red has learned much about life, music, and performing. The Red Miller Band uses that experience to entertain with an exciting mix of blues, rock and soul.

Listen to Red Miller on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon Music and other streaming services.

Red playing keyboards

Jennifer Ragusano sings
Jennifer Ragusano is a powerhouse vocalist who can go from a whisper to belting the blues in a single song. Jen counts Aretha Franklin, Susan Tedeschi, Nora Jones and Etta James as influences. Originally from the West Coast, Jen now calls Waynesboro, Virginia, home.
 

Brian Liskey on guitar
Brian Liskey plays guitar and sings for the Red Miller Band. Brian is a man of few words, but he has an encyclopedic knowledge of rock and blues songs. Known for his multi-instrumental abilities, Brian is a Shenandoah Valley native.
 

Sean Waddington on drums
The Red Miller Band drummer is Sean Waddington. Sean is a Harrisonburg, Virginia, native, and man of many talents - including piano tuning! When he's not playing the blues, Sean runs Tuning Fork Repair in Harrisonburg.
 

Stan Traas on bass
With a background in classic rock and the British take on the blues, Stan Traas is a New Jersey native now based in McGaheysville, VA. Stan's playing is all about the groove. He counts Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane and Jack Bruce of Cream as a primary influences.

Schedule

Performances

Upcoming Shows

February 16 through 28, Reserved

March 8, Reserved

March 12 & 13, Reserved

March 16, Restless Moons Brewing, Harrisonburg, VA
The Red Miller Band 7-10pm

March 21, Pro Re Nata Crozet, VA
Red Miller with the Farm House Blues Band 6:30-8pm

March 24, Sage Bird Ciderworks, Harrisonburg, VA
Red Miller with the Farm House Blues Band Noon-3pm

April 5 through 7, Reserved

April 26 through 30, Reserved

May 4 & 5, Staunton Jams, Staunton, VA
The Red Miller Band TBA

May 12 Chiles Peach Orchard, Crozet, VA
Red Miller with the Farm House Blues Trio 1-4pm

May 19 Chiles Peach Orchard, Crozet, VA
The Red Miller Band 1-4pm

May 30 Carter Mountain Orchard, Charlottesville, VA
Red Miller with the Farm House Blues Band 6-8:45pm

May 24 through June 30, Reserved

July 20, TBA, Harrisonburg, VA
The Red Miller Band 9-11pm

August 10 through 17, Reserved

September 11, Reserved

More dates coming soon!


The Red Miller Band at Restless Moons Brewing Company, Harrisonburg, VA


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Music

Chart Bustin Hits album cover
Chart Bustin' Hits is a collection of Red Miller and Knights of Crisis favorites. It includes 3 previously unreleased songs with Paul Barrere of Little Feat on slide guitar. Available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon Music and all major streaming services.

Long Time album cover
Re-mastered and re-released in 2023, Long Time is the second Red Miller solo album. Available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and all major streaming services.

Out of the Blue
The first Red Miller solo album, Out of the Blue (1986), was re-mastered and re-released in 2023. Available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and all major streaming services.

Disaster Days
Red wrote, produced, and performed on much of the Knights of Crisis album Disaster Days (2007). It includes 2 songs with Fred Tackett of Little Feat on guitar and mandolin. Engineered by Mark Rubel. Available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and all major streaming services.

Knight Job
The first Knights of Crisis album Knight Job (2006) featured Red Miller and several of his songs. Engineered by Mark Rubel. Available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and all major streaming services.

Live! In the Land of Lincoln
Red Miller is featured on the Knights of Crisis album Live! In the Land of Lincoln (2023). Recorded at Lincoln Land Community College. It is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and all major streaming services.

the Red Miller Band

Brian Liskey - guitar, vocals
Red Miller - vocals, keyboards, guitar
Jen Ragusano - vocals
Stan Traas - bass
Sean Waddington - drums

 

The Red Miller Band after a show

the Red Miller Band performing at Restless Moons Brewing Company

Red Miller making a point


the Red Miller Band plays classic blues, rock and soul. Songs you may hear at a Red Miller Band show include

Song

Writer or Artist

At Last

Etta James

Baby I Love You

Aretha Franklin

Born Under a Bad Sign

Albert King

Brickyard Blues

Allen Toussaint (Maria Muldaur)

Bring It On Home to Me

Sam Cooke

Chain of Fools

Aretha Franklin

Come Away With Me

Norah Jones

Crocodile Rock

Elton John

Cry to Me

Soloman Burke (Dirty Dancing)

Don't Know Why

Norah Jones

Dreams

Fleetwood Mac

Easy Money

Rickie Lee Jones

Further On Up the Road

Bobby Blue Bland (Eric Clapton)

Give Me One Reason

Tracy Chapman

Goin Down the Road Feelin Bad

Traditional (the Grateful Dead)

Got My Mojo Working

Muddy Waters

Guilty

Randy Newman (Bonnie Raitt)

I Know You Rider

Traditional (the Grateful Dead)

I'd Rather Go Blind

Etta James

Iko Iko

Traditional (the Grateful Dead)

It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry

Bob Dylan

Key to the Highway

Traditional (Tedeschi Trucks Band)

Let the Good Times Roll

B.B. King

Little by Little

Susan Tedeschi

Love and Regret

Billy Strings

Love Me Like a Man

Bonnie Raitt

Night Life

Willie Nelson (Norah Jones)

On Your Way Down

Allen Toussaint (Little Feat)

Rock Me Baby

B.B. King

Runnin' Down a Dream

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

See See Rider

Traditional (Elvis Presley)

The Thrill Is Gone

B.B. King

Truckin'

the Grateful Dead

Walk Back to Your Arms

Tami Nelson

Willin

Little Feat

You Got the Silver

The Rolling Stones (Susan Tedeschi)

Contact


For booking:

Email – [email protected]

Phone – (864) 283–4962

 

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