Performing Arts - Music | October 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center
This special event starring The Derek Miller Band will also feature clips from the film Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, in which the band appears.
Two-time JUNO winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Derek Miller from Six Nations of the Grand River is a journeyman musician with eclectic taste and a knack for guitar oriented roots-inflected rock with a pop sensibility. With his unique take on roots rock, and soul- stirring blues, Derek Miller is a force of musical nature.
With 17 albums to his credit, Miller has shared a stage with artists such as Blood, Sweat & Tears, George Thorogood, Smokey Robinson and The Neville Brothers. Canadas Olympic Committee, wanting an artist that reflected Canadas roots, hired Miller to rock the crowds alongside Eva Avila and Nikki Yanofsky at the Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Derek also released and album with Double Trouble Band that featured a song with Willie Nelson.
In addition to recording with Willie Nelson, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Daniel Lanois, among many other talented artists across the globe, Derek has also recorded for the Smithsonian Institutions National Museum of the American Indian, resulting in the 2016 JUNO-nominated album Rumble: A Tribute To Native Music Icons. Most recently, Buffy asked the guitarist to play on her 2015 Polaris prize and Juno-winning album Power In The Blood.
Students - Undergraduate
Free and open to all on a first-come, first accommodated basis
light refreshments will be served
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