This video was used to promote Steve Miller & Marty Stuart’s exploration of music from Appalachia at a series of shows played at Lincoln Center.
Renowned blues-rock guitarist, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller continues his exploration of the blues. Having learned his first chords at age five from his godfather Les Paul, how to play lead guitar from T-Bone Walker at age nine, and then worked with the best bluesmen in Chicago—Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, and Paul Butterfield—Miller has a serious affinity for the blues. Each season he works with Jazz at Lincoln Center to present and expand upon one of the genre’s many unique flavors. Miller and an all-star group of jazz, blues, and roots musicians dig deep into classic Appalachian blues and bluegrass styles. This historic repertoire gives Miller an opportunity to really show off his talent at acoustic, finger-style guitar.
For the first time in this series, Miller welcomes guitarist, mandolinist, vocalist, and American music icon Marty Stuart as co-star. Stuart was one of Johnny Cash’s late musical cohorts, and he is a chart-topping songwriter and producer, host of TV’s The Marty Stuart Show, and the winner of multiple Grammy Awards, Country Music Awards, International Bluegrass Music Awards, and the Americana Music Honors Lifetime Achievement Award. He and MillerInth play alongside Stuart’s regular band, Marty Stuart, and his Fabulous Superlatives, which was named 2017 Group of the Year by the Americana Music Honors and Awards.