Ben Miller Band album cover for Choke Cherry Tree. Photo provided.
Ben Miller Band album cover for Choke Cherry Tree. Photo provided.

Producer Chris Funk Added Texture to the Album

The Ben Miller Band returns to the music scene with Choke Cherry Tree via New West Records on January 26.

This band stems from hardships, and delivers a genuine touch of Delta Blues mixed with alternative country.


Hard driving guitar riffs fuel the core of this band, as well as the old school rock sound from Missouri. Ben Miller expands upon the latest material.

“Early in the process of making this album, I thought that we either had to really nail our live approach in the recording studio, or we needed to forget about that and just work on capturing the songs in an inventive way that presents them in their best light. We decided on the latter approach, and we never looked back.” – Ben Miller

The band will tour this year to help support the album. Live concerts include a hometown show in Joplin, Missouri. Additional shows include: Nashville, Brooklyn, Indianapolis, Chicago, Louisville and Cincinnati.

Browse over upcoming tour dates featuring the Ben Miller Band.

Tour Dates

January 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
January 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
January 17 – Portland, ME @ House Of Music
January 18 – Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den
January 19 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
January 20 – Plattsburgh, NY @ Strand Center Theater
January 23 – Port Chester, NY @ Garcias
January 24 – Syracuse, NY @ Funk N Waffles
January 25 – Cleveland, OH @ Beahland Tavern
January 26 – Newark, OH @ Thirty One West Ballroom
January 27 – Lexington, KY @ Willies
January 28 – Nashville, TN @ Basement
January 30 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi
January 31 – Auburn, MI @ Callahans Music Hall
February 1 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
February 2 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank
February 3 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
February 7 – Carbondale, IL @ Copper Dragon
February 8 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
February 9 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
February 10 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub
February 11 – Joplin, MO @ Coda
February 15 – Withita, KS @ Barleycorns
February 16 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
February 17 – Fayetteville, AR @ Georges

Preview new music from Choke Cherry Tree with ‘One More Time and ‘Akira Kurosawa’ on YouTube.