2014 Legend Member

                                Barney Miller


Mr. Barney Miller, GaSGA's 2014 Legend recipient, was born in Elba, Alabama and raised in Mobile, Alabama.
He started steel guitar lessons at the age of 12, and later that year his dad bought him a 6 string National single neck steel.

At age 15, he joined the Sonny Burns band. The first job for the band was with Dub Taylor’s “Hollywood Star” in New York.

His next gig was with Al “Fuzzy” St. John playing theaters all over the country. By that time, he was playing a double neck National 8 string.

He entered the Armed Service in 1950, and was part of an amphibious Inchon landing in Korea.

In 1953, back in the USA, he joined the Claude Casey Show, playing 5 TV shows weekly and concerts with Grand Ole Opry groups.

Later an auto accident stopped his playing for a few years.

Shot Jackson built Barney a ShowBud double 8 string pedal steel in 1962, which he plays to this day.
Barney’s favorite song is “How High The Moon” by Les Paul.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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