May 28th 1943 - July 7th 2019

Smokey Was a world class saxophone player. He has played with such people as Chuck Berry, WC Clark, Joe Ely, Delbert McClinton, Archie Bell and the Derails, The Cobras, Macumba Love, Joe Miranda and the Kings of Texas, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Ponte Bone, Junior Brown, Albert Collins, Big Joe Turner, Bonnie Raite, Barry Kaye, Toby Anderson Band, The East Side Band, The Whirlybird and the Niteshift band. Just to name a few. Numerous European tours, and too many recordings to mention. Needless to say Smokey Joe Miller was a musical genius and an Austin icon in the Music industry, worldwide renowned in his early teens he was asked to play on The Lawrence Welk Show also as a kid he was approached to play with Wanda Jackson Smokey was well loved and will be missed by all. his music will live on forever!!!
At the time of Smokey's passing he had no life insurance, leaving his wife Diane with multiple financial responsibilities. There will be a celebration of his life get together where we will be playing recordings of Smokey performing with various artists, in Elgin Texas at the VFW 118 Sayers Road August 11th from 11 to 3 p.m. there will be food available to help support the financial distress for Smokey's family. please come and hear some of the stories of this most famous person that has brought music to so many people's ears and hearts.

There is a Go-fund account set up for help with Smokey's final expenses.
Published on August 7, 2019


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