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About Derek Miller:
Born on the Six Nations of the Grand River, Mohawk Territory, in Canada, Derek 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 with Juno Awards for both his debut album, Music Is the Medicine and sophomore album The Dirty Looks in 2008.
Derek’s latest album Derek Miller with Double Trouble takes us to the heart of Native Americana romanticism. It uses vintage tones and aesthetics of '50s 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. The development in his newest recordings describe in a metaphoric way, the trials and tribulations of the artist.
August 17, 2012Music
Celebrating not only the work of a great musician, this evening we will celebrate an innovator and icon in the Indigenous artistic community, paying homage to one of Canada's best songwriters – Robbie Robertson.
Guitarist and singer/songwriter Derek Miller, a journeyman musician with eclectic taste and a knack for roots-inflected rock, will pay tribute to the outstanding achievements and repertoire of Robbie Robertson. The evening will feature Derek playing the role of Robbie Robertson performing some well-known favourites through Robbie’s career as well as some new original material honouring this Canadian songwriting legend.
Are you a fan of Robbie Robertson or The Band? What’s your all-time favourite Robertson-penned tune? The choice with the most votes will be performed by Derek Miller at the Planet IndigenUS Robbie Robertson Tribute Show on Friday August 17th on the WestJet Stage at Harbourfront Centre.