Ben Miller Band - Record For Joplin

Ben Miller Band
Record For Joplin
Label: MudStomp Records ‎– BMB-11
Type: Vinyl, Etched, Single Sided, 12", 180 Gram, includes download
Country: US
Date of released: 31 Jul 2011
Category: Rock, Blues


A1 High Water Blues
A2 God Moves On The Water
A3 Don't Look That Way
A4 St. James Infirmary Blues
B1 No Music - Contains Etchings Of The Names Of The Victims


Fund raising project for Joplin tornado victims - 100% of proceeds goes to Habitat For Humanity in Joplin.

The 2011 Joplin tornado was a catastrophic EF5 multiple-vortex tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri in the late afternoon of Sunday, May 22, 2011. It was part of a larger late-May tornado outbreak sequence and reached a maximum width in excess of 1 mile (1.6 km) during its path through the southern part of the city. It rapidly intensified and tracked eastward across the city, and then continued eastward across Interstate 44 into rural portions of Jasper County and Newton County. This was the third tornado to strike Joplin since May 1971.

At least 158 people were killed by the tornado and around 1,000 injured. It was the deadliest tornado in America since 1947.

Along with the 1925 Tri-State Tornado and the 1896 St. Louis-East St. Louis tornado, it ranks as one of Missouri's and America's deadliest tornadoes and is also the costliest single tornado in US history; the cost to rebuild Joplin could reach $3 billion.


Hailing from Jopllin, Missouri, The Ben Miller Band is a one-of-a kind trio that combines the frenetic energy of bluegrass, the soul of the delta blues and the haunted spirit of Appalachian mountain music. Band members Ben Miller, Scott Leeper, and Doug Dicharry create a unique and modern sound while continuing the tradition of blending together many different musical styles, which has long been a trait of their native Ozarks.

Despite the eccentric and out-of-the-box appearance of The Ben Miller Band, "we're not some kind of gimmick band," says Ben Miller. "Just because we use junk to make music doesn't mean we aren't serious about it. We are legitimately making real music, and when you hear us play I think you get that."

Together for the past eight years, and playing over two hundred shows every year, The Ben Miller Band has crafted a tight, dynamic, and amazingly original sound that captivates and embraces people of all generations.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 859707379403