By Cyra Jane
For Vashon Center for the Arts
Miller Campbell, a Billboard-charting Americana artist, will present an in-person show at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Vashon Center for the Arts.
As an added treat, islander Kate Atwell will perform a preshow set in VCA’s Kay White Hall as concert-goers arrive and find their seats.
Tickets to the event will be sold on a limited basis to comply with VCA’s extensive pandemic protocols and must be purchased 24 hours in advance at vashoncenterforthearts.org. For those who want to catch the show at home, it will simultaneously be live-streamed at vashoncenterforthearts.org and the organization’s YouTube channel.
Noted for her clear, bright voice and accomplished songwriting, Campbell was named the Next Woman of Country Music by CMT in 2018 and one of the top 15 Country Artists to Watch in 2021.
She said she is thrilled to be back on Vashon to debut some of her new material.
Her previous appearances on Vashon include Debra Heesch’s and STG’s “Sweet Dreams: The Music of Patsy Cline,” and as well as a solo show at Snapdragon that was a fundraiser for Voice of Vashon.
Over the past two years, she’s devoted her time to working in the studio, completing enough songs for three full new albums. Recently recorded in Nashville with a swinging band of accomplished country music musicians, her upcoming, self-titled EP “Miller” will be released in June. She’ll perform some of the new songs on the EP, including the bluesy ballad, “Your Turn to Cry,” at the VCA concert.
Campbell grew up in a musical family, cousin to country music legend Glen Campbell. She credits her musical upbringing in the tight-knit Campbell clan and her musical genes for her love of writing and performing. Considering herself a lyricist first and foremost, her songs rise out of hooks and one-liners, building into melodies and elaborate chord structures — all evocative of the southern rock scene.
Local promoter Debra Heesch said she is thrilled to bring Miller to the VCA stage for her solo concert.
“I actually refer to her as ‘bubble gum’ because she is so sweet and nice and kind,” said Heesch. “I fell in love with both her and her music.”
After a year of staying out of the spotlight due to the pandemic, and with lots of new material under her belt, Miller is ready to pick up the pace of touring again. Details on her upcoming releases can be found at millercampbell.com, where fans can sign up for her newsletter and be the first to receive updates and sneak previews on new releases and tour dates.
For tickets and more information on Saturday’s concert, including complete information on COVID protocols at VCA, visit vashoncenterforthearts.org.