Ben Miller Band

Ben Miller Band

 Joplin, Missouri, USA
BandBlues

Ben Miller Band has an entertainment quality that captivates & embraces all generations. They're an eclectic evolution of blues, country, rock, r&b, & bluegrass with down-homemade ingenuity, bringing creativity & foot-stompin' funk with a washboard, washtub, telephone, duct tape, & a pair of spoons!

Biography

Poet & songwriter since childhood, Ben Miller began playing guitar at 16. Later finding his way to the Delta Blues, he developed his brand of one-man-band style strings & percussion performance. Scott Leeper began playing professionally at 10. In his career he's performed with global greats like Jesse May Hemphill, Junior Brown, & Little Charlie & the Nightcaps. His pitch perfect harmonies & note perfect washtub bass pluckin' add the ballast to the band! Doug Dicharry's t-bone jones began at age 11 & going strong since. His repertoire has expanded to include the electrified washboard and spoons, which entertain every kind of crowd. Together 5 years, BMB has has recently signed with Mudstomp Records & released 2 new CD's.

Lyrics

Follow You Down

Written By: Ben Miller

Well....down in the hollow of a shallow, low gully gonna follow you down I'm gonna follow you down (repeat once) til my knees get muddy & my feet get heavy gonna follow you down, follow you down. Well we stayed so long in the cottonwood trees if we go home now your daddy's gonna kill me & hunt me down Whoo Hoo & hunt me down Whoo Hoo.
You know I don't know what I said before but you know I didn't mean it if it hurt you so, if it hurt you so, Whoo Hoo, if it hurt you so Whoo Hoo. Well down in the hollow of a shallow, low gully gonna follow you down I'm gonna follow you down (repeat once) til my knees get muddy & my feet get heavy gonna follow you down, follow you down. Now baby you're a little lady bug I'm a lazy boy in a sleeping bag and the sun's goin down Whoo Hoo, gonna lay me down Who Hoo. Well into the dirt a little red wine into the river a little red rock got a white quarts line Whoo Hoo, with a white quarts line, Whoo Hoo. Well down in the hollow of a shallow, low gully gonna follow you down I'm gonna follow you down (repeat once) til my knees get muddy & my feet get heavy gonna follow you down, follow you down. Well, I'll sing to you til my voice is broken as the birds sings songs of empty lonesome and the sun's goin' down Whoo Hoo, gonna lay me down, Whoo Hoo. And I have been on the bottle all day, Christopher came took my bottle away said your baby's gone Whoo Hoo, she got a red dress on Whoo Hoo. Well down in the hollow of a shallow, low gully gonna follow you down I'm gonna follow you down (repeat once) til my knees get muddy & my feet get heavy gonna follow you down, follow you down.

From A Mine

Written By: Ben Miller

I'm not going crazy, I'm not going blind. I'm not going back there down there in the darkness in the mine. I could've wrote a hundred books about it, but words would never suffice, you'd have to been down there dyin' with us to know what it was like down in the mine. Oh I'm not going crazy, I'm not going blind. I'm not going back there down there in that darkness in the mind. Oh I never felt more lonely, my friends they might've been around, darkness like that will make you doubt some things 300 meters underground. Oh, I'm not going crazy, I'm not going blind. I'm not going back there down there in the darkness in the mine... Well I'm never gonna go back I don't see the light when I'm livin in a damn old mine, I'm never gonna go back there in that mine. Well sometimes men move mountains, sometimes time stands still. I can tell you the weight is heavy when you're dug down there under the hill. Well, I'm not going crazy, I'm not going blind. I'm not going back there down there in the darkness in the mine. Oh some men they crave their silver, some men they crave their gold. I can tell you that nobody brought nothing up his last time out of that hole. Well, I'm not going crazy, I'm not going blind. I'm not going back there down there in the darkness in the mine... Well I'm never gonna go back I don't see no light when I'm livin in a damn old mine, I'm never gonna go back there in that mine. Well I don't have no money, I don't have no home, but even if my family goes hungry, I'm never going back there in that hole. Well, I'm not going crazy, I'm not going blind. I'm not going back there down there in the darkness in the mine... Well kind ladies and kind gentlemen have we all gone blind, the rich man stole that dollar from the dead men down in the mine. Oh, I'm not going crazy, I'm not going blind. I'm not going back there down there in the darkness in the mine... Well I'm never gonna go back I don't see no light when I'm livin in a damn old mine, I'm never gonna go back there in that mine.

Mashed Potato

Written By: Ben Miller

The way that we were made well our mothers were the incubator, and at this rate of retrograde someday I'm gonna be a mashed potato. And all in anima' well she danced just like Japan's own daughter, a geisha girl video game & I could have been a Chinese monster. ..I was once diseased inside my central nervous system, and they did tests on me to track down all the oblique systems, but I was not diseased when it turns out that it was all mental and that's when they told me they'd put me on a tranquilizer. ... The way that we were made well our father's were the sperm donator & at this rate of retrograde someday I'm gonna be a cheap burrito but I am not afraid to sit inside refrigerators Without a mind there is no time, without no time I will conquer. ...The way that we were made well our mother's were the incubator and at this rate of retrograde someday I'm gonna be a mashed potato.

Fat Bottomed Woman

Written By: Ben Miller

Well Lord I want that fat bottomed woman, with all that meat shakin on her bones, Yeah Lord I want that fat bottomed woman got the meat shakin on her bone, yeah. She got a good job, she can make her own money, she got her ways like a baby child. She got her own job, she can make her own money, she got them ways like a baby child. Well my woman's been built like a stack of pancakes, yeah she been built like a bumble bee,
my woman been built like a stack of pancakes, built like a bumble bee. Oh I want that fat bottomed woman, she got a face like a teddy bear, oh Lord I want that fat bottomed woman, got a face like a teddy bear. And I want that fat bottomed woman, with all that meat shakin on her bones, and I want that fat bottomed woman got the meat shakin on her bone, yeah.

No War In Heaven

Written By: Ben Miller

There'll be no war in heaven, there'll be no politicians, and no more separations between the poor ones and the rich ones. There'll be no war in heaven, we'll all have equal portions, and no more violent actions out of need or desparation. There'll be no war in heaven, there'll be no profiteering, no withholding medications which hold the sick at ransom. - (chorus) Yes and you who desire to warm your hand it was fire. Let this serve as warning, you'll answer for these actions. ...And there'll be no war in heaven, there'll be just one religion, we won't call each other satan, we all will know the real one. There'll be no war in heaven, and all our shadowed vetrans they'll be given back possession of the things that were took from them. And there'll be no war in heaven, they don't got corporations, no poisoned populations in the name of profit margins. - (chours) ...
And we'll be no war in heaven, there'll be no more corruption, no phony fixed elections to control diamonds and petroleum. And they'll be no war in heaven, they'll have no separate nations, no racial separation, no class an no class system. And we'll be no war in heaven, them soldiers made from children, they'll all be forgiven and returned to their innocence. - (chorus)... But I don't know if there's a heaven, with faith I have a problem, seems I'm always waitin' just to see some indication. No I don't know if there's a heaven, I don't know if there's damnation, if Christians, Jews and Muslims will find equal salvation. We all could find redemption when we only listen to those simple lessons that are taught by all religions. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth like it is in heaven. So give us this day our daily bread forgive us of our sins as we forgive the sins of those who sin against us. ..(chorus)

Discography

1 Ton - 2 Ton -
Follow You Down Meth Mama
Homemade Tape Fat Bottomed Woman
From A Mine Birdsnest On The Ground
Cow Eyes Coochie Love
Down By The Bay No Love For The Lonely
As A Gun Keeping It Quiet
Iodine Tell You The Truth
Gutter Moses Honey Why Don't We Go Home
Mashed Potato Jager Bomb Song
The Truth Will Set You Free
No War In Heaven

Set List

Follow You Down
From A Mine
Truth Will Set You Free
Fat Bottomed Woman
Meth Mama
As a Gun
Keeping It Quiet
Honey Why Don't We Go Home
Jager Bomb Song