Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Bill Miller will perform his original Native American songs at Prairie State College (PSC). The performance will be held on Monday, November 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the college’s Pioneer Café, located on the main campus at 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights.
The event is free and open to the public.
Miller has won six Native American Music Awards, including a 2007 Lifetime Achievement Honor, and three Grammy Awards. He’s received international acclaim for “The Last Stand,” an original symphony he composed with Joshua Yudkin and Kristin Wilkinson. Some of the top names in the music community have sought out Miller as a collaborator, among them Michael Martin Murphey, Nanci Griffith, and John Carter Cash. He’s toured extensively, sharing the bill with a diverse slate of acts such as Tori Amos, Eddie Vedder, and Arlo Guthrie. Well known for his beautiful performances on the flute, Miller was chosen to play flute on “Colors of the Wind” from Disney’s Pocahontas.
Miller also is an accomplished painter. His work has been featured in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the Trickster Gallery in Chicago, the Barbara Able Gallery in Santa Fe, and the American Indian Community House Gallery in New York.
“We are pleased to bring someone of this caliber to perform for the PSC students and the community,” said Helen Manley, coordinator, student life.
The event is sponsored by the college’s Campus Programming Board in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. For more information, contact Manley at (708) 709-3910 or [email protected].