Fiery roots-rock singer/songwriter Scott Miller is coming to The Grey Eagle on Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. in celebration of the release “Ladies Auxiliary,” his first album in four years coming out on Nov. 3 via F.A.Y. Recordings.
Raised on a cattle farm in Virginia, and well-versed in topics ranging from Greek mythology to modernist poetry, Miller’s smart songwriting has long been admired by his peers. A founding member of Knoxville based band, the V-Roys, Miller’s raucous style influenced the newer generation of Alt-Country revelry and what’s now known as Americana.
The album title Ladies Auxiliary recognizes that Miler’s backing band on this album is comprised solely of women, including Bryn Davies (bass), Rayna Gellert (fiddle/banjo), Jen Gunderman (keys) Deanie Richardson (fiddle), Megan Carchman (drums) and guitarist Anne McCue who also served as a producer on the album. Miller enlisted McCue as producer after being blown away by her playing in an early tracking session. What transpired reflects the fact that as he has grown away from performing with a full rock band, Miller enjoys collaborating with smart, thoughtful and like-minded musicians who in this case just happened to be women.
The Grey Eagle is located at 185 Clingman Ave. in Asheville. Tickets cost $15-$25 and can be purchased online at http://tiny.cc/e4ukcz.