Rhett Miller came to fame as the lead singer and primary songwriter for the Old 97’s, one of the most important — and flat-out best — alt-country acts to arrive in the ’90s.
The Dallas outfit has delivered so many good albums over the years, including 1997’s “Too Far to Care” and 1999’s “Fight Songs.”
Miller is also an accomplished solo artist. And he actually released his first solo album — “Mythologies” — well before he was a member of the Old 97’s. (He was still in high school at the time of its very limited release.) There was far more buzz for Miller’s second solo effort, “The Instigator,” which was released on the major label Elektra in 2002.
Miller showcases his solo material (and hopefully some Old 97’s tunes) on March 23 at Slim’s in San Francisco. Matthew Ryan opens the show. - The Mercury News