latest news

9.6.2011

Mark was very proud to open for the great BB King for the second time in several years, this time at the Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor

6.17.2011

Mark is very glad to have spent some quality time with Blues great James Montgomery and his Band at the City Theater in Biddeford and on WSCH Channel 6 in Portland on the "207" show.

2.28.2010

Mark is proud to announce that his band the "Boomer Blues Band" has been voted #1 Blues Band in Maine, and Mark has been voted the favorite Guitar Player in Maine at Music Mates Musicians Database! It's not over yet though, so please continue to vote - thanks!

3.17.2009

Mark is very happy to announce he now has an endorsement from Godin Guitar Company of Canada!

3.15.2009

Mark's music can now be heard worldwide from nearly 40 broadcast and online radio stations!

2.10.2009

Mark's CD can now be purchased through iTunes, Amazon, TradeBit, Napster, GreatIndie, and Bull Moose!

1.4.2009

Mark has been able to release "Whatcha Gonna Do!" - the CD can now be purchased through CD Baby!

 

other information

Make sure you check out the new videos, and new songs! Many new pics coming very soon!

MARK "GUITAR" MILLER: Whatcha Gonna Do!
 
MARK "GUITAR" MILLER: Naked Soul
 

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about

Born in the northern Maine town of Houlton and raised in East Millinocket, Maine, Mark has been playing guitar since he was six years old, and for more than 45 years Mark Miller made his living by playing guitar. In the early days, he played with his brothers on the porch. In high school he had a band playing top 40. Later he played with a number of prominent bands as a "hired gun," did studio work for numerous CDs, then he came back to Maine where he has reigned over the music scene ever since.

 

A guitar-player's guitar player, Mark Miller knows how to fill a room with heart and soul, no matter what its size -- from small hip clubs to festivals such as the North Atlantic Blues Festival.

His accomplishments include opening for national acts, including B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Taj Mahal, Pat Travers, Waylon Jennings, Jonathan Edwards, Peter Wolf and others. Heís played onstage with Johnny Rawls, Jimmy Johnson, James Montgomery, Debbie Davies, Buddy Spicher, Jimmy Day, Dick Curless. Mark performed with Brad Delp at the Boston Music Awards, with Brad's band - whom he worked with on Brad's solo project for 3 years. Mark was also the winner of the 1989 Lenny Breau Memorial Trophy - handed to him by Lenny's mother. This was Mark's most proud moment.

Between 1995 and 2000, he was featured on the cover of Face Magazine twice, as well as in articles in the Maine Times, Lewiston SunJournal, Bangor Daily News, and many other publications throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The year 2000  he released his first CD, Naked Soul, consisting of original music and lyrics. Right after that he landed 2 record companies - one called Tantara Records, which released a couple of his songs in Europe (where Mark's CD ranked 47 in the Belgium radio market on their American Music Top 50). The other, Jetspeed,  in Hollywood, CA - where Mark went to start recording a new CD. 

Then, in 2004, he played on the same billing as Johnny Hiland at the L/A Guitar Arts Festival. Mark has performed for the Governor of Maine on numerous occasions, starting in 2002 when he was hired to play at the governorís first and later the second inaugural ball. Since then, he was invited to the governorís mansion for a special performance, and has performed monthly at the governorís family restaurant.

In June of 2006, Mark was nominated by Maine Governor John Baldacci to serve a three-year term on the Maine Arts Commission. Mark brings to the Maine Arts Commission a much-needed blue collar working musician perspective.

Mark is legendary, in that any true legend is really based on fact, and passed from person to person by word of mouth - over the years. Mark has made his name as the best of blues guitarists in the state of Maine through persistent travel, dedication to his craft, and his love of the Northeast.


Mark is very happy to be ranked as Maine's Favorite Guitar Player at Music Mate - he wants to thank all those who have been voting and asks that you continue to vote here:


 

You can listen to 20 tracks of Mark's on IMRadio throughout the day here:

 

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