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About Scott

Listed as "Actor" because that is the closest occupation to someone who specializes in "rattlin' the bones."

Scott Miller is an award-winning oldtime traditional music percussionist who has been practicing the ancient art of bone rattling more than 20 years. He has been a guest artist with numerous bands and virtuoso musicians.

In 2004 he won the National Traditional Country Music Association bones contest and is a featured performer at living history and traditional music festivals including the Sedalia Scott Joplin Festival, Blind Boone Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival, and Antietam Early Banjo Conference. He also appears in a permanent Jug Band interactive installation at the National Blues Museum in Saint Louis.

Scott has performed with nationally recognized virtuoso musicians including Clarke Buehling and the Skirtlifters, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, delta bluesman "Diamond" Jim Greene, Saint Louis blues prodigy Marquise Knox and the legendary William "Banjo Billy" Mathews.

The haunting rattle of the bones enchants everyone who hears it. The bones add spice to traditional musical genres such as old-time, minstrel, ragtime, blues, jazz, Quebecois, Celtic, Cajun, Gospel, Reggae, mariachi, jug band - or just about any music with a spirited beat.

Your viewers will be especially charmed and fascinated by scenes featuring the bones on historic sets with music representing swashbuckler times, the Antebellum South, Civil War, vaudeville, medicine show, or Irish themes.

So give Scott a holler when you need a skilled artist to rattle the bones for your production involving ancient or contemporary roots music from any world culture.

Playing the Bones

Unique traits: Somewhat resemble Lincoln.


  • First Place: Bones Contest (National Traditional Country Music Association)


  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)

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