Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Funky fundraiser in Bradenton to benefit Women's Resource Center of Manatee

Biscuit Miller
The Women’s Resource Center of Manatee's annual fundraiser will be held the night before the inaugural Bradenton Blues Festival and feature a performance by festival co-headliner, superbly funky bassist and singer Dave “Biscuit” Miller.

Dubbed “Bringing on the Blues,” the event will be held in the historic “Brickyard” area behind O’Bricks on Old Main Street in Downtown Bradenton. The cost is $125 per person and includes live entertainment, food and premium open bar.

A regular favorite at Aces Live in Bradenton (see video below), Miller grew up in Chicago and spent a decade in the great Lonnie Brooks' band performing major gigs such as President Bill Clinton's inauguration. He also backed Anthony Gomes before fronting his own group, Biscuit Miller and the Mix, in 2000.

Since then, Miller has established himself as a charismatic front man and excellent bassist who alternates between songs such as the funky double entendre "Butter My Biscuits" to the somber, soulful "Never Seen it Coming."

All proceeds from “Bringing on the Blues” will benefit the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee. The WRC serves more than 4,000 women a year and their mission is to provide programs and services to give women the tools they need to live their lives successfully.

Details: 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Brickyard, 427 Old Main St., Bradenton. Tickets: $125. Information: 941-747-6797 or

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