Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller

Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller


Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller perform country and old-time music, singing close harmony with Jesse’s unique finger-picked guitar style and a healthy dose of old-time fiddling.  Emily was raised playing and singing old-time and country music (the Louvin Brothers and the Stanley Brothers were household favorites) with her parents while they traveled the world as journalists. Jesse grew up in the world of West Virginia old-time music, learning from masters like Melvin Wine and Ernie Carpenter as well as his father, Gerry Milnes.  They now make their home in central West Virginia.

In addition to their duo performing, Emily tours extensively with The Sweetback Sisters (a 6-piece country band fronted by Emily and her pseudo-sister Zara Bode), they both play for square dances around West Virginia, and also frequently teach harmony singing with Emily’s mother Val Mindel.


Jesse wins FIRST PLACE in the West Virginia Open Fiddle & Banjo Contest! Augusta Heritage Center. And what a field: Andy Fitzgibbon took second prize, Graham DeZarn took third, and Gerry Milnes won the Senior Division! Some serious competition!

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