24 Aug 2008, 08:05 by tinosoft89
2 Jan 2008, 20:23 by Rockstar_AimzWed 19 Dec – Rhett Miller
In my 10+ years of being an Old 97's fan, I have never had the opportunity to see the band live, so I jumped at the chance to see Rhett Miller solo on Wednesday, December 19, as part of the Horseshoe Tavern's month-long 60th anniversary party. Even though Miller's last solo album was very underwhelming (2006’s The Believer), I had heard that he and his band put on a great show, so I was really looking forward to this gig.
When I arrived I was disappointed to see no stage set-up. When they say solo, they mean solo! And, the place was empty! Although there were several local musicians in the audience, including Justin Rutledge. A minute later Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo walked in. Who else was going to show up? Freakin' Neil Young?
When Miller took the stage there were maybe 100 people in the tavern. He immediately dispelled my “solo” fears when he launched into a blistering version of Melt Show, attacking his acoustic guitar and flailing around the stage rock-star style. …
13 Mar 2007, 14:55 by mm83I tried to recruit people to come see Rhett Miller with me last Friday for over a month but, because half of my friends are still students and the show overlapped with spring break, I almost had to do this one alone! Fortunately for me, I was able to convince a friend Friday afternoon that this was a show NOT to be missed. And, of course, I was correct, although I'm not so sure how much my friend agreed!
Todd Thibaud opened up with a solo acoustic act. Pleasant, but a bit boring. Still, easy to listen to and got me ready to hear some good music.
Rhett's set, however, was anything but boring. He also played a solo acoustic set, but from the first strum of his strings, Rhett rocked the venue. Besides Ben Folds, I have never seen a solo act give enough sound and energy to come off as if he were a full band! Rhett admitted halfway through the set that there were times during his solo tour that he missed having his band back him up. …