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Sonny Miller

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"Press Release"

Sonny Miller releases Jewels Dance Hall

Release date: 12/15/2005

Contact Information: John Miller 216.406.8712

(02/17/06) Former Jangler’s bassist and drummer reunited in 2005 to record a collection of songs. Sonny Miller (bass, guitar, pedal steel, keyboards and vocals) and Will Douglas (drums) recorded at The Wheelhouse Studio in Beachwood, Ohio.

The Janglers, from Cleveland, toured the United States from 1987 to 1994. They played festivals, clubs and showcases in 18 different states and appeared on Star Search.

Sonny Miller’s first solo release draws on his love of American roots music. There are touches of blues (Sonny’s Boogie, Train) country (Goodbye Carolina, Danko’s Blues) and gospel (We Fall Down). The latter, written by David Kyle Matthews, was recorded live during a service at St. Paul’s Congregational Church in Warren, Ohio. Sonny played bass for the church from 2001-2003.

Jewels Dance Hall is a real establishment. The physical structure, depicted on the back cover, is located at 277 Mill Street in Austinburg, Ohio. Legend has it that Toby Keith wrote “I Love This Bar” about Jewels. One of the bands that regularly packs Jewels is Cedar Creek Band. Sonny is the pedal steel and guitar player for Cedar Creek. Inspired by the good times and good music, Sonny named the album after the club.

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Sonny and Will appeared on the following recordings:
Sweet Providence (Janglers 1988)
Circuit Ride (Janglers 1992)
Jewels Dance Hall (Sonny Miller 2005)

Sonny Has appeared on:
Am I Annoying Yet....(Anna Nausea 1993)
Field day (Anna Nausea, Compilation 1994, tracks 7and 8)
Murder (Al's Fast Freight 1994)
Interstate 90 (Al's Fast Freight 1997)
Jewels Dance Hall (Sonny Miller 2005)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Former Janglers bassist Sonny Miller and drummer Will Douglas recorded rhythm tracks for Jewels Dance Hall in May 2005 at the WheelHouse studios in Beachwood Ohio. Sonny overdubbed pedal-steel, vocals, slide guitar and keyboards at Studio 111 in Cleveland. The material runs the range from blues to country and from gospel to rock.