hillbilly music fans, Jo Miller and the Burly Roughnecks are a new
favorite. For those who aren't already fans, JMBR will win you over
with a musical display of rockin' hillbilly swing that is sure to make
you holler! Guitar, accordion, upright bass and vocals blend together
in a pulsing, rollicking groove of pure pleasure.
You might remember Jo Miller as the founding member and front person
for the Seattle-based band Ranch Romance. Known for her consumate
performance style and decisive original vocals, she and the band
built quite a local name. Joined by Nova Devonie and David Keenan
in '91, Ranch Romance went on to become national favorites playing
concerts, festivals and dances throughout the United States and Canada.
They won several Northwest music awards, and released three CD's
which are still available on the Sugar Hill label.
After eight years of life on the road, Ranch Romance said good-bye
to their devoted fans and took a well deserved break. Well, break
time is over! The long, lonely nights are now at an end and nothing
else matters, they're together again.
Jo Miller: Jo grew homesick for being gone, and now that she's back
she's a real gone cat. Her musical evolution has moved from bluegrass
and western swing to honky-tonk and hillbilly jump. Jo is recognized
for writing songs from another era and making vintage gems her own.
She accompanies her large vocal sound by smackin' out the rhythm
on her mighty Epiphone. Style is her specialty, taste is her trademark,
and there is nothing tastier than the Burly sound the Roughnecks