Last nights was the final "Live From Nashville" show. This is not the end of the show though... Let me just reflect a little bit on how it all came to be. I came up with the idea of doing a internet show after I couldn't even get a response from any of the clubs here in Nashville about doing my show live in a club setting. I thought "fuck you... I do it my self, out of my own studio". I've always had a presents on YouTube going back over 4 years and to date I've had millions of views from all the videos other people or myself have posted of my songs. The song that's had the most views by far is "Good Time". I had been looking into streaming live for a while but really had no clue of how to do it. After stumbling onto Ustream I started playing around with the basic Ustream broadcaster and my MacBook. As with anything I do, it starts out slow and builds into a obsession. By the time I was ready to go live I was using 3 cameras with a custom built super computer running professional broadcasting and audio software. I only had one issue... How was I going to run everything while I was performing. About that time I was talking to my neighbor Steve Ledet a sound engineer working for a band out of Nashville about what I wanted to do and he casually said to me in a southern accent "if you need anyone to run your cameras let me know". It was like god had just brought him to me. The timing was perfect. I'm not a religious man but I do believe in the powers of the universe and positive thinking! A few days later Steve and I started putting together the whole studio with a green screen, lighting, wireless In Ear Monitoring system everything that would be needed to go live we made happen. This was a very exciting period because everything was new and challenging! We broadcasted the first show on 02/17/11 and did one every week up until last night 05/05/11 for a total of 12 shows in all. One week we did two shows in one day. We broadcasted one at 12:00pm for people in Europe and one at 8pm for the US. That was a long but fun day! Since I started broadcasting my show to the internet I've learned so much about myself as a performer and as a person. It's been a really rewarding experience. I can say that this has been the most fun I've ever had performing. It hard to believe that playing in front of a few cameras could be fulfilling but the one thing I can tell you is a gig is a gig anyway you look at it. If it gets your blood pumping then it's real! The one thing that is unique about doing a internet gig is that you are playing for people all around the world all at once. This is very powerful. Let me tell you... this is the future, "trust me"! My next phase in this journey is to create all new ways to do the internet show. I want to do it in front of a live audience, at different locations, with different concepts, the sky's the limit. What ever your imagination can create you can achieve! What is the future for the show? I will be starting up a new season in a few weeks. I'm moving venues and changing the name to "Leroy Miller Live". The first show I'm planning will be in front of a live audience in a really cool setting, not a club environment. I'm tired of playing in shitty clubs with no control over the experience from the listeners point of view. It's a brave new world out there and anything goes. As long as it fun, sounds great and the audience is in a special environment I can't see it not being a great thing. My goal is to give the listener a opportunity to experience something special and different, not your typical show that everybody is so used to attending. I see it as a totally new venue for me! Who knows maybe you'll be lucky enough to get invited! If not no worries your can watch in on line!
In conclusion I want to say thanks to all of you that took the time to watch my show and let me express myself the best way I can, through my music! Stay tuned for the next show dates as I will be announcing them in the next few weeks.