Wednesday November 30 three time Grammy Award Winner Bill Miller came to Nichols College. It was an enjoyable hour and a half or so that he was on stage sharing his story and songs with those students and members of the community who attended.
Throughout the evening Mr. Miller shared his touching life story of growing up on the Reservation with an abusive and alcoholic father. He spoke of his college experiences of finally getting to leave home to be on his own and go to school.
He also spoke of his life now as a musician. He has met and worked with an impressive number of artisits. Each song he performed had a story behind it whether it was an original of his or just a cover. It didn’t matter what the story or song was for it to be performed beautifully. He has a great voice singing his rendition of Hallelujah and a handful of other covers as well as some of his own original pieces.
Not only has Bill Miller won three Grammys he was the only Native American on the soundtrack for the movie Pocahontas being the flute player for the song Colors of the Wind.
Overall the evening was enjoyable for not knowing what to expect out of it. There were great stories and songs. It seemed as though everyone in attendance learned something about either the Native American culture or music.
To learn more about Bill Miller check out his website: http://www.billmillerarts.com/home