Blair Miller's voyage through the blues started by listening to the blues covers by the British and American bands of the 60's. Then he heard John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Lightin' Hopkins and Howlin' Wolf. Searching for the roots of the blues, he discovered Robert Johnson, Son House, Charlie Patton and many more great bluesmen and women of the 20's and 30's. Blair lives in Traverse City.
Miller picked up a steel resonator guitar and a slide and started working on playing the blues of the Mississippi Delta. He also plays a parlor guitar and a cigar box guitar. Now, Blair Miller is a confirmed bluesman. He says," I want to share and keep the blues alive. No music reaches me as deeply as Delta Blues."
I like to provide some historical background on the blues masters and their great works leading into playing one of their blues. In all settings my National Resonator guitar and cigar box guitar generate a lot of interest and I'm happy to talk to people about the origins of these instruments. I'm passionate about keeping the delta/roots blues alive.