Rhett Miller Releasing New Solo Album in May
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:33
Rhett Miller is a "traveler."
He has been playing in touring bands (most notably, The Old 97's) for the better part of 20 years. This fact alone certainly qualifies him as someone allowed to title his latest solo album titled The Traveler, which will be released on May 12. [iTunes link]
Although the album was written and performed by Miller, he also had some help, most notably by the members of Black Prairie, a band based in Portland that plays everything from bluegrass to klezmer to country and shares members with The Decemberists.
The band (Black Prairie) entered the studio with the singer (Rhett Miller) and briskly recorded the songs that make up this album (The Traveler). Additional guitar work was also added by Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey of R.E.M..
"I fell in love with the band Black Prairie during a tour we did together a couple of years ago," said Miller. "Since then, I have been looking for an excuse to get into a studio with them. When the 97's finished our most recent album, Most Messed Up, and I looked at the stack of songs I had left over, I realized they would be perfect for a collaboration with Black Prairie."
Wanna hear a taste without waiting until May? Then check out "Most in the Summertime" below.
Rhett Miller Tour Dates:
4/23 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theater#
4/24 - Bloomington, IN - Castle Theater#
4/25 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk Music#
4/26 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk Music#
5/13 - Somerville, PA - Johnny D's
5/14 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
5/15 - Hudson, NY - Club Helsinki
5/17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café
5/18 - Annapolis, MD - Ram's Head Tavern
5/21 - Wilmington, DE - World Café Live
6/11 - Fort Worth, TX - Shipping and Receiving Bar
6/12 - Austin, TX - Strange Brew
6/13 - Houston, TX - Mucky Duck
6/15 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
6/16 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
6/18 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
6/19 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Café
6/20 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
6/21 - Hermosa Beach, CA - Sainte Rock
6/24 - New York, NY - City Winery
# = with Jay Farrar
For tickets and more info, visit RhettMiller.com.
"Summertime" is here early.