Six Nations, Ontario, Canada
Derek Miller (born 29 October 1974 in Six Nations, Ontario) is an Aboriginal Canadian singer-songwriter. He has received two Juno Awards. He performed at the Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics with Eva Avila and Nikki Yanofsky.
Miller was born in 1974 in the community of the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, Ontario, Canada. Miller became interested in music in his teens and by the late 1990s began touring with Buffy Sainte-Marie.
In 2002 Miller released his debut album Music is the Medicine on Winnipeg's Arbor Records. He received a 2003 Juno Award in the category Aboriginal Recording of the Year for "Lovesick Blues" from his album Music is the Medicine.
In 2006 Miller released his second album The Dirty Looks. Miller was honoured with a 2007 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award, in the category Best Rock Album, for his The Dirty Looks album. The album went on to win Miller a 2008 Juno in the category Aboriginal Recording of the Year.
He performed at the Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics with Eva Avila and Nikki Yanofsky.
In 2010 Miller released his third album Derek Miller with Double Trouble.
In 2015, he compiled an album titled "RUMBLE: A Tribute to Native Music Icons"
“This tribute album is a blueprint of the origins of American rock and roll.”—Derek Miller (Mohawk)
American Indian musicians, as well as musicians inspired by Native history and culture, have been active in contemporary popular music for nearly a century. The signature artists featured on this CD represent the diversity of Native achievement in American mainstream music. They broke new ground, overcoming the public’s limited expectations of Indians as musicians and inspiring others with their legacy.
Mohawk guitarist Derek Miller harnessed the energy and dynamic self-expression of these artists to create this compilation of classic hits. Their stories are not just one-hit wonders in Native history, but a backstage pass to music history.
Coproduced by the National Museum of the American Indian and Swineco/Derek Miller. To order the "RUMBLE" CD and to see the museum's other audio and video recordings, visit www.nmai.si.edu/store/books-and-products/#1594.
"Fire and Brimstone," Link Wray Vocals/acoustic guitar/electric guitar/bass/percussion, Derek Miller Drums/percussion/e-jaw harp, Matt de Matteo Organ/backing vocals, Iva Valent Banjo, Pete Atkins Backing vocals, Rebecca Miller
- Music is the Medicine (2002)
- The Dirty Looks (2006)
- Derek Miller with Double Trouble (2010)
- Rumble (2015)
- Derek Miller Live (DVD) (2008)
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