Guitar String Instruments Vocals
Gary Miller is a cousin of Ola Belle Campbell Reed. She was from Ashe County, NC and played with Gary's step granddad, Elmer Elliot in a mountain string band called the North Carolina Ridge Runners. Gary spent his early years denying the power of mountain music in the foothills of North Carolina outside Winston-Salem knocking around in bands like The Missing Links, The Individuals and the Vandals. They were below AWBs. After many years of “jumping around the bonus room” with an electric guitar Gary returned to acoustic music being drawn back in through the church. Then came the bluegrass period where Gary sang and played reso guitar with More Grass For Less, later called the Riverwood Life Boys. “We had the privilege to play about every school auditorium in Johnston County.” Today Gary plays acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, Dobro and sings with Peak City Blues Project and the Jordan Lake Swimmers Americana band in Apex, NC. Gary also writes and records for his solo folk efforts.