Saturday, June 2, 5:15-6:30 pm
Born entertainer Biscuit Miller connects with his audience through a fun and funky approach to the blues. The 2012 and 2017 Blues Music Award winning bassist is known for his high energy shows and blazing million dollar smile. His band, The Mix, is a dedicated group of musicians with an amazing depth of talent. His joie de vivre is evident in his latest recording, “Wishbone,” which was borne out of a spontaneous Thanksgiving jam session with his grandsons. Whether you’ve been hangin’ with Biscuit for years, or are a newcomer to the party, his music is sure to please.
Biscuit Miller is the 2012 and 2017 Blues Music Award Winner for Bassist of the Year. He is known for his high energy shows and his blazing million dollar smile. Biscuit is a born entertainer totally at home on the stage where he connects with his audience through a fun and funky approach to the blues. But don’t let the fun and food songs fool you! This is a dedicated group of musicians with an amazing depth of talent. Biscuit was introduced to the bass for the first time at the age of eleven. He found one sitting in a corner collecting dust when he picked it up and started playing. Biscuit took to it immediately and thus began a love affair that has taken him places he could never have imagined. He formed his first band, Clever, with childhood friend Ivan Wallace. They moved to Minneapolis in 1982. Soon after, he was introduced to Sonny Rogers, who taught him a lot about playing basic blues. Biscuit went on to play with other respected blues artists such as Mojo Buford, formerly with Muddy Waters, and Lady Blue, backup vocalist for Ike and Tina Turner. One day, Biscuit received a phone call requesting him to come back home to sub for Chicago’s own legendary Lonnie Brooks who needed a bass player for one night. That one night lasted for over ten years as Biscuit became the permanent bass player for the Lonnie Brooks Band.
By 2009 Biscuit was fronting his own band, touring the country playing clubs and festivals, and gaining respect as a front man and bassist alike. Biscuit Miller has graced the covers of several publications, including the 2006 Blues Fest Guide and the February/March 2010 edition of Big City Rhythm & Blues. In 2012 he was awarded his first Blues Music Award following the release of his second studio recording, “Blues With A Smile.” His eagerly awaited “Wishbone” is his third studio recording. The title track was inspired by Biscuit’s two grandsons who were excited about making a wish when they got their hands on the turkey wishbone during Thanksgiving dinner. Their excitement sparked an idea in Biscuit’s ever-creative mind, and he literally began singing and writing the song on the spot.Biscuit Miller & The Mix's Website