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Published: 2012/03/14

Rhett Miller: Solo and Self-Produced on Sixth (SXSW Too)

Old 97’s frontman Rhett Miller will release his sixth solo album, The Dreamer, on June 5. The Dreamer is Miller’s first self-produced album and features guest appearances by singers Rosanne Cash and Rachael Yamagata, as well as additional percussion by Jerry Marotta (Peter Gabriel). While Miller’s solo efforts are usually dramatically different from his work with Old 97’s, The Dreamer bridges Old 97’s’ Americana sound with the pop/rock characteristic with his solo career. The first single from the record, “Out of Love,” is now available for free download.

“I produced The Dreamer myself, a first for me, and had a very clear vision of what it should be—an intimate, rootsy record that would bridge the gap between my work with the Old 97’s and the solo albums I’ve made in the past,” Miller said in a statement. “_The Dreamer_ is all about simple American songs and instrumentation. It was a blast to make.”

The Texas-born Miller will support The Dreamer during a series of SXSW appearances. He will then tour behind the project both as a solo act and with his band & The Serial Lady Killers

Rhett Miller at SXSW

March 15 KGSR Live at the W Hotel – 8am (solo)
March 15 Heartbreakers Banquet – 8:30pm (solo)
March 16 Paste Party at Stage on Sixth – 2:30pm (full band)
March 16 Orchard Party at Upstairs at Parkside – 5:30pm (full band)
March 16 Cedar Street Courtyard – 12:00am (full band)
March 17 Baeble party at Peckerheads – 7:00pm (solo)

Spring dates

March 23 New York, NY—City Winery (Rhett Miller solo)
April 13 Hudson, NY—Club Helsinki (Rhett Miller solo)
April 14 Ithaca, NY—The Haunt (Rhett Miller solo)
April 21 Houston, TX—Texas Crawfish Festival (Rhett Miller solo)
April 24 Northampton, MA—Iron Horse (Rhett Miller solo)
May 12 Woodstock, NY—Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble (Rhett Miller solo)
June 4 Vienna, VA—Jammin Java (Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady
Killers)
June 5 Philadelphia, PA—World Café (Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers)
June 6 Pittsburgh, PA—Club Cafe (Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers)
June 7 Hoboken, NJ—Maxwell’s (Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers)
June 8 New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom (Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers)
June 9 Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall (Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers)
June 15 San Diego, CA—The Casbah (Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers)
June 16 Hermosa Beach, CA—Sainte Rocke (Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers)
June 17 San Juan Capistrano, CA—The Coach House (Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers)
June 18 Los Angeles, CA—The Troubadour (Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers)
June 19 San Francisco, CA—The Independent (Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers)
June 21 Portland, OR—The Doug Fir (Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers)
June 22 Seattle, WA—Crocodile Cafe (Rhett Miller & The Serial Lady Killers)

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