Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013
Rhett Miller w/ Trapper Schoepp
Although conceived as a dumping ground for songs rejected by his band, the Old 97’s, Rhett Miller’s 2002 solo debut, The Instigator, earned far more attention and airplay than any Old 97’s release before it. Miller didn’t let the success go to his head, and, as promised, he stuck with his long-running country-rock group, which has continued to release strong albums. But he’s also continued recording solo albums, including 2006’s The Believer, which downplayed Old 97’s twang to indulge Miller’s pop leanings, and his latest, The Dreamer, perhaps the loosest and most laid-back album he’s ever made.