Derek Miller

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Derek Miller
Background information
Born 1974
Six Nations, Ontario, Canada
Genres Blues
Occupation(s) Guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Years active 2002–present
Labels Arbor Records
Curve Music

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.[1][2] Miller became interested in music in his teens and by the late 1990s began touring with Buffy Sainte-Marie.[3]

In 2002 Miller released his debut album Music is the Medicine on Winnipeg's Arbor Records.[4] He received a 2003 Juno Award in the category Aboriginal Recording of the Year for "Lovesick Blues" from his album Music is the Medicine.[5][6]

In 2006 Miller released his second album The Dirty Looks.[7][8] Miller was honoured with a 2007 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award, in the category Best Rock Album, for his The Dirty Looks album.[9] The album went on to win Miller a 2008 Juno in the category Aboriginal Recording of the Year.[6][10]

He performed at the Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics with Eva Avila and Nikki Yanofsky.[11]

In 2010 Miller released his third album Derek Miller with Double Trouble.[12]

Miller has also appeared in supporting acting roles in film and television, including the films Moccasin Flats: Redemption, Fire Song and Point Traverse, and the television series Hard Rock Medical.


Studio albums[edit]

  • Music is the Medicine (2002)
  • The Dirty Looks (2006)
  • Derek Miller with Double Trouble (2010)


  • Derek Miller Live (DVD) (2008)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Derek Miller Artist Page". CBC Radio 3. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Derek Miller Bio". Derek Miller Enterprises. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Collar, Matt. "Derek Miller Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  4. ^ ""Music is the medicine" (sound recording) / Derek Miller", (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada), OCLC 53977636, AMICUS No. 28408726, retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Juno nominee Cheechoo born with music". Wawatay News 30 (8) (Wawatay Native Communications Society). 1 May 2003. ISSN 0703-9387. OCLC 3951241. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Juno Awards Database". Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  7. ^ ""The dirty looks" (sound recording)", (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada), OCLC 219734593, AMICUS No. 32835138, retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  8. ^ Bryson, Scott (9 November 2006). "". Chart (Toronto: Chart Communications). ISSN 1198-7235. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "2007 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards Winners". Indian Art-I-Crafts of Ontario. 2007. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  10. ^ CanWest News Service (6 April 2008). "Feist an early Juno winner » Hometown girl Feist began what could be a Juno sweep Saturday, when she took home two top prizes at the non-televised Juno Awards in Calgary.". The Vancouver Sun (Postmedia Network Inc.). ISSN 0832-1299. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  11. ^ Ditzian, Eric (1 March 2010). "Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony Features Neil Young, Michael Buble". MTV. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  12. ^ ""Derek Miller with Double Trouble" (sound recording)", (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada), AMICUS No. 38936251, retrieved 1 December 2011. 

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