"As we all know, there are many bands out there playing music. Among them, there are a few that "make it happen", bring incredible talent and energy to the gig and every single song they play. Kenny James Miller Band is one of those. Powerful, evocative, and a unique rock/blues band. That's why I had them on my TV show, "11th & Grant with Eric Funk", the six time Emmy Award winning Montana PBS series that features professional Montana musicians.
Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records wrote…”..play very well together...music is unpretentious & well done...definitely a superior blues rock band...lots to be proud of..."
Peterson of Jerry the Inland Blues Society wrote "...they took no prisoners while rocking the house... played some seriously hard-driving.. rock..."
Randy Oxford of Oxford Entertainment wrote… “Kenny James Miller Band delivered as advertised.
Baggs Groove from the Washington Blues Society Blues Letter writes… “it’s NOT easy for a trio to put on a 90 minute show that keeps an audience on their feet and leaves them wanting more. Very few trio’s can pull this off the way these guys did….their set was full of great originals and each performer showcased his considerable blues chops”….
Lead Guitar, Vocals, Lyricist
Ken grew up in Rutherford N.J. At age 11 later moved to Eureka, MT. Growing up in the late 60's and 70's, Ken was influence by a variety of music, but always had a love and feel for the Blues.
Ken respects traditional Blues, but his style leans more towards his biggest influences, SRV, Robin Trower, Hendrix, Billy Gibbons, Gary Moore and Warren Haynes.
Jimi said it best, "the Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel."
Ken plays with a lot of feel and loves to be playing in a Solid Power Trio, performing original music.
Ken is most thankful for his Love for the Lord.
Most of what Ken writes is spiritually influenced. He says,"It's awesome to perform a tune that's accepted at Church and also in the mainstream. Someone once said Ken plays God Rock and God said... Right on!
Drums, Percussion, Backup Vocals
"Greg worked with me in the touring, power trio band,
The Francisco Bro`s Band.
Later Greg joined another established touring band, Simultaneous Avalanche.
Greg joined me to record my second album, FBB, The Word is Out.
We then worked in Nevada and Greg rose up to the highest
performance levels each and every night.
Greg moved back home to Montana where he has performed with
Guitar George McGuire, Big Daddy and the Blue Notes,
Steve Livingston and with too many bands to name. Greg is now playing
with the Kenny James Miller Band, another power trio, his personal preference.
In the decades I have known and worked with Greg, he has consistently
studied, learned and practiced to improve his performance.
In my career, having worked with many talented drummers,
I still prefer Greg as the best for me and my music.
There are so many words that describe Greg; committed, loyal, engaged, honest
and caring are just a few that describe my friend.
All traits that are needed to make great music, in my opinion ........."
singer/song writer, guitarist, entertainer...........
Bass, Upright Bass, Backup Vocals
Chris Coen has a broad range of influences but finds himself most
comfortable in the creative setting of original composition.
He started playing Upright Bass in 1988 where he continued his classical
instruction until 1992. He then switched to electric bass and immediately starting playing with local area musicians in various original bands and projects.
Chris found a long term project with Ken Sederdahl and Ron Foster
in winter of 1998 where Blue Onion was formed which led to over a decade
playing local shows, regional festivals, and recording projects. A personal injury ended his role as bass player for Blue Onion, but kept in contact with
Ken Sederdahl over the years and occasionally provided fill in appearances.
Now playing under the KJMB banner, Chris finds himself familiar with
many of the songs from their original Blue Onion days and enjoys serving
the music, laying down deep pocket grooves.
Along with electric blues, Chris still enjoys playing his Upright Bass
for those acoustic jams and continues to play bass every Sunday morning
worship at the First Church of the Nazarene in Kalispell Montana.