Biscuit Miller

Friday, Sep 4 - Sunday, Sep 6, 2015

8:30 pm at Pineapple Willy's
9875 S Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Biscuit Miller

Born and raised on the south side of Chicago by his Grandmother; he was given his childhood nickname, Biscuit, after always being in the kitchen and underfoot while she was trying to cook. Growing up at Grandma’s house also gave Biscuit his love and appreciation for music, as gospel and soul were played in the home on a regular basis.
While visiting his friend Datrick’s house one afternoon, Biscuit spotted a four string electric bass sitting in a corner collecting dust and decided to check it out. The bass belonged to Datrick’s older brother, Darnell, who taught him a couple of songs. Biscuit took to it like a fish in water, “It was easy to play and I fell in love with it immediately”. So at the tender age of eleven years old, Biscuit Miller was born into the “Blues”. It didn’t take long until he formed his first band, Clever, with Ivan Wallace, his childhood friend. They moved to Minneapolis in 1982 where Sonny Rogers taught him a lot about playing basic blues. During his time with Rogers, they recorded “They Call Me the Cat Daddy”, which won Rogers a Handy Award for Best New Artist. Unfortunately, Sonny passed away before he was able to accept the award. Biscuit then went on to play with other respected blues artists such as, Mojo Buford (formerly with Muddy Waters) and Lady Blue (backup vocalist for Ike and Tina Turner).
One day, Biscuit received a phone call requesting him to come back home to sub for Chicago’s own legendary Lonnie Brooks who needed a bass player for one night. That one night lasted for over ten years as Biscuit became the permanent bass player for the Lonnie Brooks Band. “The years I spent with Lonnie were invaluable to me as a musician. I learned so much about the music business and being on the road – we played some incredible gigs such as President Clinton’s inauguration and I met and performed with many of my own idols while traveling with Lonnie and the band. During the winter months, we didn’t tour as much, so I spent time sitting in with various musicians and in 2000 I formed Biscuit and the Mix to fill up some of the down-time”. During this time, he recorded a CD “Come Together”. One of the bands Biscuit frequently sat in with was the up and coming Anthony Gomes Band. During one of those sessions, he was asked to join the band full time and he decided to take Anthony up on his offer. During the five years with the Anthony Gomes Band, they released five CD’s, Unity, Sweet Stringin’ Soul, Long Way Home, Music is the Medicine, and the latest, Live at the Triple Door.

A heavy touring schedule of over 250 gigs a year in the US and abroad have led to a dedicated fan base. In 2012 Biscuit’s fun and funky style of bass playing earned him the Blues Music Award for Bassist of the Year. He also took 2nd place in the bassist category in the Blues Matters International Writers Poll. Biscuit Miller and The Mix are once again on the road with his latest CD “BLUES WITH A SMILE” and ready to bring a smorgasbord of fun to your party. What’s better than a bowlful of Soulful, Funky Blues stew? A pipin’ hot Biscuit, of course!

By:  Doris Paddack

True Soul

Friday, Sep 11 - Friday, Sep 11, 2015

8:30 pm at Pineapple Willy's
9875 S Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

True Soul

Georgia Clay

Friday, Sep 18 - Friday, Sep 18, 2015

8:30 pm at Pineapple Willy's
9875 S Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Georgia Clay

Georgia Clay Band is based out of Panama City Beach, FL. & Blue Ridge, GA. areas.The band was formed by BJ Crowder Kyle and Harold Crowder along with the help of Jamie Skipper. This band combines the right skill set of very talented musicians, vocalist, and songwriters from various states and bands. The members of Georgia Clay are definitely no strangers to the music business. BJ Crowder Kyle and Harold Crowder have been in the music field for over 40 years, in which most was on the road full time. Lead guitarist Jamie Skipper played with many bands; one being the great Travis Tritt. Keyboardist Steve Skipper has played with many including Gene Watson and Doug Stone. Drummer Bobby Chadwick has devoted most his life to music, Southern Gospel as well as Country & Southern Rock. Guitarist Dennis Massey has played with some of the best, had one of the first bands on the beach, and a lifelong member of the music association. Dennis and Crook Stewart formed the Mini Bruts and played for years. They combine their music skills to perform some of the best of country, Southern Rock, and Blues favorites as well as some original songs with a blend of family harmony. The band combines their musical talents with their tight blend of family harmonies to a unique and exciting show for all. Lots of fun and laughs with good dancing music for all ages and they get their audience involved in the show to add that special little touch.

Georgia Clay

Friday, Oct 23 - Saturday, Oct 24, 2015

8:30 pm at Pineapple Willy's
9875 S Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Georgia Clay

Georgia Clay Band is based out of Panama City Beach, FL. & Blue Ridge, GA. areas.The band was formed by BJ Crowder Kyle and Harold Crowder along with the help of Jamie Skipper. This band combines the right skill set of very talented musicians, vocalist, and songwriters from various states and bands. The members of Georgia Clay are definitely no strangers to the music business. BJ Crowder Kyle and Harold Crowder have been in the music field for over 40 years, in which most was on the road full time. Lead guitarist Jamie Skipper played with many bands; one being the great Travis Tritt. Keyboardist Steve Skipper has played with many including Gene Watson and Doug Stone. Drummer Bobby Chadwick has devoted most his life to music, Southern Gospel as well as Country & Southern Rock. Guitarist Dennis Massey has played with some of the best, had one of the first bands on the beach, and a lifelong member of the music association. Dennis and Crook Stewart formed the Mini Bruts and played for years. They combine their music skills to perform some of the best of country, Southern Rock, and Blues favorites as well as some original songs with a blend of family harmony. The band combines their musical talents with their tight blend of family harmonies to a unique and exciting show for all. Lots of fun and laughs with good dancing music for all ages and they get their audience involved in the show to add that special little touch.