Taken from their upcoming debut album Leaving Egypt, New York-based band Sammy Miller and The Congregation has unveiled a shimmering music video for their lead single “Shine.” The nine-track Leaving Egypt is due on February 7th, 2020, and was recorded at United Studios in just four 16-hour days, and produced by Jay Bellerose (Alison Krauss, Ray LaMontagne, Robert Plant, B.B. King).

Led by Grammy-nominated drummer Sammy Miller, the group is rounded out by Sam Crittenden (trombone), Ben Flocks (tenor sax), Molly Miller (guitar), Alphonso Horne (trumpet), Corbin Jones (bass, tuba), and David Linard (piano). Speaking of the song and video, Miller noted, “I was watching a bunch of Charlie Chaplin shorts this summer. I always love that in spite of everything around him, he is optimistic. Our lonely lil drummer boy in ‘Shine’ is in a similar position. He wanders, struggles, toils, and aches, but ultimately he doesn’t lose faith. He even finds some friends along the way.”

Leaving Egypt Track Listing:

01. Searching For Ragtime
02. Shine
03. Reasons I Just Don’t Know Yet
04. Bluebird
05. Before
06. It Gets Better
07. Eagle Rock
08. Date A Jew
09. When I’m Gone

Tour Dates:

Dec 6 – Geneva, NY – Smith Opera House %
Dec 8 – Port Washington, NY – Landmark on Main Street %
Jan 13 – Toronto, ON – Hugh’s Room
Jan 14 – Lake Orion, MI – 20 Front Street
Jan 15 – Evanston, IL – SPACE
Jan 17 – Mason City, IA – North Iowa Community Auditorium
Jan 18 – Des Moines, IA – xBK
Jan 19 – Indianapolis, IN – The Jazz Kitchen
Jan 20 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Café
Jan 30 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Feb 12 – Escondido, CA – California Center for the Arts
Feb 13 – Santa Barbara, CA – Campbell Hall
Feb 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
Feb 21 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater
Feb 22 – Palo Alto, CA – Oshman Family JCC
Feb 23 – Sacramento, CA – The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts
Feb 28 – Dubai, UAE – Dubai Jazz Festival
Mar 24 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
Mar 26 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Mar 25 – Asheville, NC – Isis Music Hall
Mar 27 – Richmond, VA – Tin Pan
Mar 28 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd
Mar 29 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
May 1 – Fond du Lac, WI – Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
May 2 – Baileys Harbor, WI – Door County Brewing Co. Music Hall

% with Blind Boys of Alabama


Publisher, CEO, and Co-Founder - Born in 2003, V13 was a socio-political website that, in 2005, morphed into PureGrainAudio and spent 15 years developing into one of Canada (and the world’s) leading music sites. On the eve the site’s 15th anniversary, a full re-launch and rebrand takes us back to our roots and opens the door to a full suite of Music, Film, TV, and Cultural content.