Midwest Beat Magazine’s “Entertainer Of The Year,
Dave “Biscuit” Miller, will appear at Green Parrot Bar on
Sunday, November 24th with shows at 5:30 and 9 PM.
Miller was chosen Midwest Beat Magazine’s “Entertainer Of The Yearf
for a combination of reasons ––
his dedication in spreading the love of music to the youth of the
area; his musical work ethic shown in his doubling as bassist with The
Lonnie Brooks Band as well as fronting his own combo, The Mix; for his
always giving 100% when on stage; and for the simple fact that he does
a remarkable job “entertaining” folks.
Inspired to quit college after being drafted as a backing
musician for the legendary Rufus Thomas, Miller has never looked back
in regret on his decision to chase the musical muse that touched his
Miller is a jigsaw puzzle made up of strangely shaped pieces.
He’s a little Rufus Thomas, a little James Brown, a little Bootsy
Collins and when he flashes that broad faced smile, there’s even a
little touch of Ben Vereen as “Chicken George” (from “Roots”) in there
Biscuit played with Lonnie Brooks for many years, and is one of the
best blues bassists out there. But he’s not “just a blues bassist. He
plays a mixture of blues, soul, r&b and funk. Biscuit‘s chop bag is
bottomless, and contains everything from mathematically spaced eighth
notes, endless permutations of blues walk-ups and downs, thumps,
plucks, taps — you name it, it’s in there.
. The Green Parrot Bar is your Southernmost Center for Culture at
the corner of Whitehead and Southard Streets. For additional
information call The Green Parrot at 294-6133.
The Green Parrot will celebrate what would have been the 71th birthday of seminal psychedelic rocker Jimi Hendrx on Wednesday, November 27, a t9 PM
The Tribute, co-hosted by Larry Baeder and Tony Baltimore, will include Francois Gehan, Anthony Picone, Bill Blue, Dora Gholson, Alphonse and more, all offering their renditions of Hendrix songs.
Despite a limited mainstream exposure of four years, Hendrix is widely considered to have been the greatest electric guitarist in the history of popular music, and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
Influenced musically by American rock and roll and electric blues, following initial success in Europe with his band the Jimi Hendrix Experience, he achieved fame in the US after his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969, and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.
Instrumental in developing the previously undesirable technique of guitar amplifier feedback, Hendrix favored overdriven amplifiers with high volume, gain and treble. He helped to popularize use of the wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock, which he often used to deliver tonal exaggerations in his solos. He also pioneered experimentation with stereophonic phasing effects in rock music recordings.