John Miller to Sweet Dixie

John MillerWith Tom Adams making the move to Flamekeeper, we asked Bill Emerson who would be stepping in to play guitar with Sweet Dixie.

And he tells us that guitarist John Miller is joining the group as of August 1. John was most recently a member of Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, where he played mandolin and sang tenor. Bill says that the whole band is thrilled to have John join them, and that Wayne Lanham will now assume most of the lead male vocals in the band.

Bill and John have performed and recorded together several times in the recent past, and Miller jumped at the chance to work with Emerson again.

“Bill is truly a hero of mine and I am lucky enough to consider him a friend. Bill has done a lot for our music and wants to keep making records and play good Timing. I’m excited about the opportunity of playing with him and making some new music in the studio.”

Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie have nearly completed a new CD which includes John on guitar. It is scheduled for release in early 2010.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.