Bruce Robison

Shipping & Receiving and Afallon Productions presents

Bruce Robison

Scott Miller

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$18 - $160

This event is all ages

Bruce Robison
Among the Lone Star State's finest tunesmiths, Bruce Robison has a knack for crafting deceptively straightforward songs around the universal struggles of modern life. His songs have a unique and significant personal touch, whether performed by someone else or himself. With many successes under his belt such as the Dixie Chicks No. 1 hit version of "Travelin Soldier", George Strait's "Wrapped", and "Angry All The Time" with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Bruce is a master at luring the audience into a vulnerable, captivating emotional core.

Bruce has been calling his music simply "country" for the past 25 years whether pop culture and media has deemed Willie Nelson or Florida Georgia Line the next greatest thing. His philosophy has always been to let the music speak for itself, and his projects are all informed by bringing it back to basics in this labor of love.

His songwriting philosophy is also readily apparent in his latest business venture, The Next Waltz. An oasis from the barrage of modern media, The Next Waltz experience is akin to a pre-technology era of sitting on a front porch talking and hanging with a great group of people. Like the acclaimed Food Network show Chopped, the artists get a secret basket of ingredients (great song, great studio, great band) and have to make something beautiful with what they've got because there aren't any digital safety nets to fix any mistakes or falsely make anything better than what it really is. The last line of defense against major publication agendas and the cultural mass of pop music, this artisan studio guarantees that if you put their songs in your iPod, you won't be sad when they come up.

"['Traveling Soldier'] really is a mini-movie, and Robison's visual lyrics still bring tears to the eyes of a lot of listeners with this song." - American Songwriter

"...in a couple decades of watching his gradual rise from an Austin nightclub and dancehall upstart to the likely future dean of Texas songwriters... [Robison]'s not content to simply coast on the coattails of past accomplishments. The creative spark still burns in him." - No Depression

"Bruce Robison is a prime example... [of] keeping the spirit of the traditional Texas troubadour alive." -Paste Magazine
Scott Miller
Scott Miller
Scott Miller came into the national spotlight in the mid nineties as leader of the Knoxville-based band The V-Roys; signed and produced by Steve Earle for his E-Squared label. After releasing two critically acclaimed albums, The V-Roys disbanded. Miller then signed to Sugar Hill Records and released several highly praised recording with his new backing band, The Commonwealth. Most recently he has recorded and released music through his own F.A.Y. Records label.

The last few years have seen big changes for Miller. He left his long-time adopted home city of Knoxville, TN to return to the family farm to tend a herd of beef cattle, look after his elderly parents and set up a new touring base from his hometown of Staunton, VA. During this time of transition and scaled down touring, Miller teamed up with old-time fiddle maven Rayna Gellert adding another sonic layer to his repertoire. The two released a mini-ablum titled "Co-Dependents" and continue to tour together and collaborate often.

For his newest cd, "Big Big World," Miller tapped Nashville guitarist and producer Doug Lancio (Patty Griffin, John Hiatt). Miller's avid fans will realize the title phrase points to the artist's new musical horizons, stretching beyond any of his previous works and reflecting his significant growth as a songwriter.

Miller's writing is informed and fueled by his connection to his family land in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. He truly is the sum of his 'Southern place': rural imagery, sin and salvation, defiant, rebellious, pathos and humor. He is currently working on new music, stepping up his touring with the Commonwealth's Ladies Auxiliary (Rayna Gellert and Bryn Davies) and finding a way to merge his life on the farm with his songwriting. "History is my jam", states Miller. "The story is already there and all you need to do is find some connection with it and try to connect that to the listener."

Miller recently collaborated with filmmaker James Weems (Jason Isbell) and photographer Glen Rose to produce the mini-documentary "Goin' Home" which explores Miller's personal and musical journey since returning to the family farm..
Venue Information:
Shipping & Receiving
201 S Calhoun St.
Fort Worth, TX, 76104