ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ben Miller enjoys the immediate feedback that comes with his job.
“There’s nothing like it,” he says during a recent interview from New Orleans. “Being on stage and performing is all I’ve wanted to do. I feel blessed that I get the opportunity to do it night after night.”
Miller is the singer for the Joplin, Mo.-based, trio The Ben Miller Band. The band is known for its combination of bluegrass, delta blues and Appalachian mountain music, as well as its eccentric and out-of-the-box appearance and use of homemade or modified instruments.
|The Ben Miller Band
With Three String Bale
WHEN: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26
WHERE: Low Spirits Bar & Stage, 2823 Second NW
HOW MUCH: $5 at www.holdmyticket.com or 886-1251
“We’re not some kind of gimmick band,” Miller says. “Just because we use junk to make music doesn’t mean we aren’t serious about it. We are legitimately making real music, and when you hear us play I think you get that.”
The band, which also includes Scott Leeper and Doug Dicharry, released its most recent album, “Heavy Load” in 2012. For nearly a year, it has been touring in support of it and Miller says it won’t stop anytime soon.
“We’re about to get busier and head out for another two months or so,” he explains. “We’ll go from New Orleans to Chicago and then out to the rest of the country.”