As a founder and longtime member of the popular “trop rock” band Boat Drunks, Mike Miller spends his time making music. He retired from the BDs in 2008 after several successful years, then rejoined in 2013 and continues to contribute as singer, guitarist and songwriter. Known as being a popular Jimmy Buffet tribute band, they also do a good deal of their own material as well. From studying jazz (on the trombone) at Eastern Illinois University in the ’70s to becoming an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter now living in Champaign, Miller works at his music and it shows when he plays. Currently, he continues the tradition of being a lifelong, working musician by promoting his own tunes (one CD out and another on the way at www.thehollowmanmusic.com) and playing with the Boat Drunks. During the Forever Home Feline Ranch fundraiser, those wild and wonderful Springfield Uketopians also entertain. They raise the ukulele to a profound level of fun-filled music.
Sunday, Aug. 17, 2-5pm
Harry’s Adult Daycare
Forever Home Feline Ranch fundraiser, 1-6pm