Scott Miller (country musician)
|Birth name||Allen Scott Miller|
|Also known as||A. Scott Miller|
|Born||1968 (age 52–53)|
Swoope, Virginia, U.S.
|Genres||Alternative country, Southern rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, harmonica|
|Associated acts||The V-Roys|
Scott Miller and the Commonwealth
Miller grew up on a farm in Swoope, Virginia. After graduating from William & Mary, he moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1990. In 1994, he helped form a band called the Viceroys, which was renamed The V-Roys to avoid confusion with an existing group. The V-Roys were the first act signed on Steve Earle's label, E-Squared Records.
After the V-Roys split up in 1999, Miller formed a new band, Scott Miller and the Commonwealth, who were briefly the house band on Blue Collar TV. The Lexington Herald-Leader wrote of Miller's first albums after the V-Roys as "strong, folk-infused songs" in which "the boozy charm of his music was innocuous."
Miller's songs reflect his degrees in American history and Russian studies, with references to his home, family, history, geography, writers and Appalachia. As of 2011, Miller was based in Staunton, Virginia, having moved back home to help manage the family cattle farm. Miller collaborated with filmmaker James Weems and photographer Glen Rose on mini-documentary Going Home which explores Miller's personal and musical journey in returning to the family farm.
As of 2015, in addition to solo shows, Miller played some shows with a full Commonwealth band lineup, but more often played trio shows with what he has come to call the Commonwealth Ladies Auxiliary (bass player Bryn Davies and fiddler Rayna Gellert).
- Are You With Me? (2000) – live, independent self-release
- For Crying Out Loud (2008) – self-released on F.A.Y. Recordings
- Christmas Gift EP (2010) – self-released on F.A.Y. Recordings
- Big Big World (2013) – self-released on F.A.Y. Recordings
- Ladies Auxiliary (11/2017) – self-released on F.A.Y. Recordings
As Scott Miller & the Commonwealth:
- Thus Always to Tyrants (2001) – Sugar Hill
- Upside Downside (2003) – Sugar Hill
- Citation (2006) – Sugar Hill
- Reconstruction (2007) – live, independent self-release
With Rayna Gellert:
- CoDependents EP (2012) – self-released on F.A.Y. Recordings
- F.A.Y. Recordings. "About". Archived from the original on 2014-06-19.
- Broadcast Music, Inc. "Allen Scott Miller repertoire". Archived from the original on 2014-06-18.
- U.S. Copyright Office. "Miller, Allen Scott (1968–)". Library of Congress. Archived from the original on 2016-03-21.
- Deming, Mark. "Scott Miller: Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- Cianci, Bob. "Scott Miller & The Commonwealth / Thus Always To Tyrants / Sugar Hill Records SUG-CD1066". Blue Suede News. 57–60: 38.
Scott Miller was the primary songwriter from the V-Roys, a promising alt country band-gone-wrong that split up in late 1999.
- Tunis, Walter (March 27, 2014). "Songsmith Scott Miller makes his Lexington return as a changed man". Lexington Herald-Leader. Archived from the original on 2014-03-31.
- "Scott Miller Press Kit". 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-03-20.
- Everett, Matthew (2015-03-11). "Scott Miller Finds a New Rhythm Back Home in Virginia". Knoxville Mercury. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
- Bledsoe, Wayne (2014-09-26). "Scott Miller: A singer-songwriter until the cows come home". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
- McCabe, Ginny (2015-08-26). "Scott Miller & The Commonwealth headline RiversEdge concert". Journal-News (Cox Media Group). Retrieved 2016-05-23.
- Official website
- Allen Scott Miller repertoire at BMI
- Allen Scott Miller discography at MusicBrainz
- A. Scott Miller at AllMusic
- Live Music Archive Collection of Live Scott Miller Shows for Streaming Online or Download
- 2003 story in Metro Pulse
- Scott Miller at The Music Box: A collection of concert and album reviews of Scott Miller & The V-Roys.
- The V-Roys - Home page of Miller's old band, the V-Roys.