Derek Miller

Portrait of Derek Miller

Guitarist and singer/ songwriter Derek Miller is a journeyman musician with eclectic taste and a knack for roots inflected rock. Born on the Six Nations of the Grand River, Mohawk Territory, in Canada, Miller became interested in music in his early teens, and by the late ’90s had not only toured with iconic Canadian vocalist Buffy Sainte-Marie but was also garnered a Juno for both his debut album, ‘Music Is the Medicine’ and sophomore album ‘The Dirty Looks’ in 2008.


Ancestries: First Nations
Languages: English
Genre: Blues

Albums

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Blues Vol.1 [nominated: 2013]
mp3 clipI'm Ready (996.9K, 1:00s)
mp3 clipGimme Back My Wig (1.0M, 1:00s)
mp3 clipMy Baby (996.5K, 1:00s)
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Derek Miller with Double Trouble [nominated: 2012, 2011]
mp3 clipDamned If You Do (1.7M, 01:00s)
mp3 clipSomething Bad Something Good (961.4K, 01:00s)
mp3 clipStoned for Days (966.9K, 01:00s)
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Damned If You Do
mp3 clipDamned If You Do ft. Willie Nelson (1.7M, 01:45s)
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The Dirty Looks [nominated: 2008, 2007, 2006]
mp3 clipStormy Eyes (813.1K)
mp3 clipDevil Come Down Sunday (727.8K)
mp3 clipNever Gonna Get Enough (1.7M)
mp3 clipOcean (All Night Long) (819.4K)

Awards, Nominations & Submissions

2013Best Blues CDBlues Vol.1Winner
2012Best Blues CDDerek Miller with Double TroubleWinner
2011Single of the YearStoned for DaysNominee
2011Best Producer/EngineerDerek Miller with Double TroubleNominee
2011Best Blues CDDerek Miller with Double TroubleSubmission
2011Aboriginal Male Entertainer of the YearDerek Miller with Double TroubleWinner
2011Aboriginal Songwriter of the YearStoned for DaysWinner
2010Single of the YearDamned If You Do ft. Willie NelsonSubmission
2008Best SongwriterNominee
2008Best Music VideoDevil Come Down SundayNominee
2008Aboriginal Entertainer of the YearMissing AlbumNominee
2008Single of the YearStormy EyesSubmission
2008Best Album Cover DesignThe Dirty LooksWinner
2008Best Producer/EngineerWinner
2007Best Rock CDThe Dirty LooksWinner
2006Best Producer/EngineerThe Dirty LooksNominee
2006Best Rock CDThe Dirty LooksNominee
2006Best SongwriterNominee
2006Best SongwriterSubmission
2006Best Rock CDThe Dirty LooksSubmission
2006Best Producer/EngineerSubmission
2006Single of the YearStormy EyesSubmission

Videos

Devil Come Down SundayDerek Miller Devil Come Down Sunday

Biography

Guitarist and singer/ songwriter Derek Miller is a journeyman musician with eclectic taste and a knack for roots inflected rock. Born on the Six Nations of the Grand River, Mohawk Territory, in Canada, Miller became interested in music in his early teens, and by the late ’90s had not only toured with iconic Canadian vocalist Buffy Sainte-Marie but was also garnered a Juno for both his debut album, ‘Music Is the Medicine’ and sophomore album ‘The Dirty Looks’ in 2008. Derek's 2011 release ' Derek Miller with Double Trouble’ took us to the heart of Native Americana romanticism. Derek used vintage tones and aesthetics of 50’s rock and roll with a modern twist, telling the story of a mythical man who has a blind moment of insanity and the events that got him to that point. This record describes in a metaphoric way, the trials and tribulations of the artist. His first single ‘Damned If You Do’ featured Willie Nelson singing a duet with Derek, which has a ‘Rez Dub’-like backing track, complete with horns to add some sizzle. “Derek Miller with Double Trouble is my attempt to create the feeling I got from soul, blues and country records I have listened to. Hillbilly Soul with some Mohawk swagger.” Derek's latest release on Gunner Recordings is titled 'Blues Vol. 1' is the first in a series that pays tribute to some of the best Blues Artists who have stood the test of time. Derek’s electrifying guitar work along with his dirty vocals, is like a fuel-injected storm that punches you in the face while delivering you the grooves that the blues are famous for.