(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Rhett Miller brings his rootsy, melodic brand of original rock to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, May 15, at 9 pm, just days after the release of his brand new album, “The Traveler.” While perhaps best known as lead singer and songwriter of seminal alt-country band the Old 97’s, Rhett Miller has enjoyed an equally successful solo career, emphasizing his brilliance as a songwriting craftsman drawing on a wider, pop-rock palette, and delivering hooks around every corner – not unlike his friend Tommy Stinson’s group, the Replacements. North Texas-based singer-songwriter Salim Nourallah, who has produced albums for Miller and the Old 97’s, warms up the crowd for Miller.
Texas native Miller briefly attended Sarah Lawrence College on a creative writing scholarship before dropping out to pursue music full time. With the Old 97’s, formed in 1993, Miller was at the forefront of the alt-country movement, alongside such groups as Uncle Tupelo, Drive-By Truckers, Whiskeytown, the Jayhawks, and the Bottle Rockets.
In his solo work, Miller joins together elements of classic country, indie folk, and chamber pop, bridging the space between Miller’s harder rocking work with the Old 97’s and the inventive complexity of his brilliant songwriting. It’s no wonder that early in his solo career he often worked with producer/visionary Jon Brion, of Aimee Mann fame. Miller’s effervescent pop/rock approach has been compared to such current fave combos as Dawes, David Wax Museum, and The Head and The Heart.
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