June 30, 2010

"Up Where We Belong" opens at the NMAI

These lucky people are lined up to see LINK WRAY in concert!

You could be just as lucky, if you show up at the NMAI on July 2 at 5:30 P.M.  You won't even need a ticket!

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Our new exhibit, Up Where We Belong, opens at the NMAI with a tribute concert featuring Mohawk guitar master Derek Miller. Miller will be performing a mix of blues and rock, including many songs by Shawnee guitar legend Link Wray and several of the other great Native performers we are featuring in the exhibit. Up Where We Belong can be seen--and heard--in the Sealaska Gallery on the second floor of the museum on the mall. If you have time during the day Friday, Derek Miller will be giving a preview in the amphitheater on the north side of the museum building at noon.

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What an awesome exhibit and concert. Derek rocked the house. Loved to see him and Stevie Salas playing "Rumble" together. Can't wait to do it again!!!!

That was Awesome!!!! I agree, "Rumble" rocked!

Most excellent photographs! cheers.

A banner exhibition highlighting the contribution of Native Americans to contemporary music, including Russell "Big Chief" Moore and Rita Coolidge.
That was interesting thanks.
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Wow... sorry I missed this, looks awesome, and I am a fan, however I am a month late!

Derek Miller is truly a great guitar player. This is a show that shouldn't be missed if you are into guitars and good guitar players.

Erin, Derek and Stevie playing "Rumble" together was the greatest thing ever!

Is there video from the concert available? I can host it if it helps.

Thanks Kevin for the post.

I actually had the privilege to see Derek Miller....amazing.

Awesome exhibit, I was so lucky to be able to see it.

Still thinking, "how could i have missed that?" *sigh

Very nice pictures. Unfortunately i couldn't see Derek Miller yet. Hope this will change in future !:)

Man, I totally missed this concert.. I will not miss the next one!!

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Would have loved to see this show - Link Wray and Duane Eddy are amongst my biggest electric guitar influences. Unfortunately, I'm located in Europe... I've heard a lot of great things about Derek Miller too, would have loved to catch him live.

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For all you people that missed him and still havent heard Derek Millers music, I found him on youtube. Just type in "Up Where We Belong + Derek Miller". Hope this helps.

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Derek Miller is always striving for perfection in his work. If you check out his studio albums, you will see what I mean. Truly a great performer who I really hope to see play live one day.

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Derek Miller is very handsome!

Cant wait for his next performance. I wish there was a way to be notified about his upcoming concerts. Any ideas?

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I know John, I really wish there was some way to stay informed and in the loop when it comes to his performances and upcoming show dates.

Is there a video of the concert on Youtube or some other video sharing site.

I have heard Derek being described as being like a mix of Leonard Cohen, Neil Young and Kris Kristofferson.

Well the fact is he's better than all 3 of those guys! Such a dynamic performer.

Yes, it is the incredible photographs Derek Miller.

Amin Suar

Huge fan of Derek Miller here! Can't believe I missed this!

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Hey

I am a big fan of guitar love guns and roses, just wondered is this on youtube somewhere. Also very interested in the American Indian community. Just met an American Indian living on a reserve and he was visiting Las Vegas, very interesting guy...

I'll certainly be back here

Derek Miller is truly a great guitar player. This is a show that shouldn't be missed if you are into guitars and good guitar players.

Damned If You Do is my favorite DM song. With the famous musician/stoner Willie Nelson singing a duet with Derek.

I definitely dig Miller's blues style, but I wish he would go a little more folky the way of Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt. Those guys were legends. I would still love to see Derek live though, great picture by the way!

Amazing! I find Derek to be a breath of fresh air. "Solid Man", truly a gifted guitarist!

Couldn't read all your posts, but judging on this particular one I can say your blog makes a difference. And it's just because it actually adds value to the reader, and not just fluff. Keep posting and inspiring your readers, thank you.

blues is the most emotional music to play on the guitar and miller really captures that in his playing.

Still thinking, "how could i have missed that?" *sigh

thanks for your article

I always miss cool things like this. Great article though. It excited and saddened me all at the same time.

Sam
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Sam—If it's any consolation, Up Where We Belong is scheduled to be on view at the museum's Heye Center in lower Manhattan from summer 2012 through spring 2013.

NMAI—Cool! Thank you. I actually think I will be there at that time.

Sam

Nice Post!!!!! I am a big fan of guitar and roses. Also very interested in the American Indian community. Just met an American Indian living on a reserve and he was visiting Las Vegas, very interesting guy...

I love how much can be expressed through the soul with Blues music. A real insight in to the singer / musician. I've heard of Derek Miller's awesomeness... Would be keen to see him in Concert.