Origins of the Sinners

During the recording of his solo album, Poisons Sipped, David Michael Miller, members of the world famous Campbell Brothers and a small ensemble of both internationally known and talented musicians came together to form, "Miller and The Other Sinners."  

Miller and The Other Sinners is a nationally touring Southern Soul band from Buffalo, NY, bringing a blend of gut bucket delta grit, memphis soul, gospel spirit and funky rhythm and blues.  Since August of 2015, they have performed over 700 shows across 21 states and Canada from house parties to festivals.  They have an unforgettable show filled with infectious grooves and tremendous musicianship all supporting well written songs that really connect.   

David Michael Miller, founder, lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for Miller and The Other Sinners, is a well established musician in the Western New York music scene, for 6 years fronting the band, Dive House Union.  David has shared the stage with artists such as Tedeschi Trucks Band, Steve Miller Band, Joe Bonamassa, Jonny Lang, Gary Clark Jr., Bobby Blue Bland, Jimmie Vaughan, Shemekia Copeland, Eric Gales and many others.  He represented the WNY Blues Society in 2013 and 2014 at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis  in both the Band and Solo/Duo categories.  He continues to participate in the Blues in the Schools program in Western New York.  In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, he was presented with the best Male Blues Vocalist Award by Buffalo's Night Life Magazine and in 2015 was presented with the Arts Services Institute award for "Artist of the Year."  

David's has built on the successful independent release of his first solo album in 2014, Poisons Sipped, which landed in the the top 25 Blues Rock Albums of 2014 on the Roots Music Report.  His 2nd album, Same Soil, debuted at #11 the second week of July on the RMR Blues chart and then climbed to #3 with two songs in the top 50 Blues songs played worldwide on radio and internet radio.  David released a live record with his band Miller and The Other Sinners called "3 Nights at the Strand" and is in the studio currently working on a series of bi monthly releases for 2019. 

David is accompanied by a killer core of “Other Sinners" and the variation and diversity are what make the shows ever fresh and entertaining.  Some of these Sinners include, Jay Moynihan on sax and guitar (Buddy Guy's former sax player for nearly 10 years), sometimes members of the world renown Campbell Brothers, Ms Cinnamon Jones  and several other talented WNY musicians rounding out the band depending on the show.

 

David Michael Miller


Since he was very young and singing in church, music has always been a big part of David's life.  After learning guitar at age 11, he quickly began writing songs.  Throughout his high school and college days, David was in several bands, did an internship in Nashville and married his high school sweetheart to begin a family.  After taking a break from music for a few years, David began leading music in church services and through that started a Seattle influenced rock band called Painted by Moses.  This band released an EP and then after a full album on an independent label which unknown to the band, was in hot rotation on gospel music and college stations around the country.  Shortly after this, David took a break from performing music as he started his own IT business but rediscovered his blues and gospel influences during this time also developed his love for soul music.  He then formed the roots music band, Beautiful Bones, with his 16 year old son on drums, nephew on bass, Jim Ehinger on keys and several other talented local musicians.  This lead him to joining up with The Todd Eberwine Band that became Dive House Union, a root music jam band having released two live albums to date and that he still plays out with mostly in the Buffalo, NY area.  He has garnished several local awards for his vocals, and with both Beautiful Bones and Dive House Union, has had the privilege of sharing the stage with artists such as:

  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Steve Miller Band
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Rusted Root
  • Jonny Lang
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Bobby Blue Bland
  • Jimmie Vaughan
  • Shemekia Copeland
  • Eric Gales
  • Walter Trout
  • and many more...

In early 2013 David had solicited the help of producer, Jesse Miller, to record  songwriter album.  Then after losing his job in May of 2013, David made the decision to pursue his passion for music against many odds, finish the album and see where it goes.  This where the story of Miller and The Other Sinners begins.  Known for his soulful voice, passionate guitar playing (electric, acoustic, and slide), and mature song writing, David is the leader and fuel for the Sinner's engine.