GEORGETOWN, Ohio -- Georgetown native Michela "Kelly" Miller will present a free concert of Civil War music at the Gaslight Theater, Friday Dec. 16, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Miller began her singing career while attending Georgetown High School. She lived in Alaska and now lives in Seattle, still singing and writing music.
She and her husband, George Ferree have been chosen as 2016 Centennial National Parks Artists in Residence. They will live at Gettysburg National Military Park for one month, where she will write a full length album inspired by the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 and its aftermath and her husband will complete a photography and videographer project.
Miller's first album, “Reckless Abandon” was released in 2011, and her first book, Fly Me to Fairbanks: Love in the Last Frontier, was released in the summer of 2016. She will record the songs she writes at Gettysburg for her second album.
“Since this project is centered around the Civil War, and my first exposure to Civil War history was a product of being a Georgetown native, it feels appropriate that I should perform the songs I write in Gettysburg on the stage where I first sang Civil War ballads as a young girl," Miller said.
“My plan for the show is that I’ll have about 12 songs to perform, which should take approximately an hour. I’ll give some brief details and background for what inspired each son as well," she said.
Miller is the daughter of Jennifer Floyd and Mike Miller, longtime U.S. Grant re-enactor.
Donations will be made to the Travelling Vietnam Wall coming to Georgetown next summer and the Wounded Warriors Project.