Grammy winner Bill Miller to perform at Princess Theatre, lecture at Roane State


HaImagerriman, Tenn. –Three-time Grammy award-winner Bill Miller will perform Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Princess Theatre in downtown Harriman.

Presented by Roane State Community College’s Arts and Lectures Committee, Miller plays rock, country and folk music blended with Native American flutes and drums. His hits include “Reservation Road,” “My People” and “Trail of Freedom,” and he has performed with artists such as Tori Amos, Eddie Vedder, the BoDeans, Richie Havens and Arlo Guthrie.

Tickets are $10 per person. Seating is limited. For ticket information, call (865) 354-3000, ext. 4515.

Miller won two Grammys for Best Native American Music Album (“Spirit Wind North” in 2009 and “Cedar Dream Songs” in 2004). He was also honored for his work on “Sacred Ground: A Tribute to Mother Earth,” the 2005 Grammy winner for Best Native American Music Album.

Miller, of the Mohican tribe, is an icon of Native American music. He is also an accomplished painter whose work has appeared in the National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution), the Barbara Able Gallery in Santa Fe, N.M., the Trickster Gallery in Chicago, and the American Indian Community House Gallery in New York.

A highly regarded lecturer on cultural awareness and race relations, Miller will also speak about addiction in the Native American community at the college’s Oak Ridge campus and at the Roane County campus in Harriman.

Miller’s Oak Ridge lecture will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 in the City Room. His lecture at the Roane County campus will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on April 4 in the Raider Room, located in the Student Lounge. The April 4 lectures are free and open to the public.

For more information about the lectures, contact Roane State history professor Casey Cobb at cobbcc@roanestate.edu or (865) 481-2000, ext. 2205.

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