JULY 2ND, SCOTT MILLER CELEBRATES THE 105TH BIRTHDAY OF THE HISTORIC MASONIC THEATRE
Singer/songwriter and native Virginian Scott Miller will perform at the Historic Masonic Theatre Friday, July 2nd in a birthday benefit concert for the theatre. All proceeds will go to the Masonic Theatre Renovation Effort.
Although born in North Carolina, Scott Miller was only eight months old when the family moved to Waynesboro, Virginia so he has always considered himself a Virginia native. His father left industry and moved the family to a farm in Swoope, Virginia when he was five years old, where he attended Augusta County Schools from kindergarten through high school and graduated from William and Mary.
Miller moved on from Virginia to Tennessee where he has steadily built a career as an international singer/songwriter.
Miller has received critical acclaim for his well-crafted songs that encompass raw emotion, biting wit, rural imagery and social issues. Noted author Silas House calls Scott “Appalachia’s best and most underrated contemporary songwriter”. While Performing Songwriter states “Miller combines Southern grit and homespun sentiments into songs that are, by turns, delicate, defiant, whimsical and rebellious.”
As one of the founders of the seminal roots rock band The V-roys, he recorded three albums for Steve Earle and Jack Emerson’s label E-Squared Records. Miller went on to a successful solo career at Sugar Hill records where he released four critically acclaimed albums from 2001 -2008. His latest full-length disc, For Crying Out Loud, was released on his own label, F.A.Y. Recordings.
Miller’s musical roots can be traced back to Clifton Forge. His great-grandfather, Dr. William Revercomb, was born in Highland County and established his practice in Clifton Forge in 1906 and served the area for more than fifty years. His home was located on Highland Avenue. In 1941, Dr. Revercomb purchased a farm on the Cowpasture River which he named Wiggum. He enjoyed tending to his lawn and vast garden, and played the violin daily.
The Masonic Theatre is almost directly across from the office where Dr. Revercomb practiced. His family enjoyed many movies there and the preservation of this theater is dear to Scott and the generations of his family.
Please join Scott Miller on Friday, July 2nd for this benefit for the Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge. For more information, go to www.historicmasonictheatre.com/events or www.thescottmiller.com.