We are giving away a pair of tickets to Rhett Miller – Acoustic @ Aladdin Theater on May 24. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, May 20.
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Rhett Miller – Acoustic
May 24, 2019
Doors 7 p.m., Show p.m. | $20-$22 | All Ages
More info: aladdin-theater.com
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Lead singer of The Old 97’s Rhett Miller’s solo album, The Traveler, features the instrumentation of Black Prairie (membs. Of The Decemberists), Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey (membs. Of REM) and is Rhett’s seventh solo effort.
Hello. I am human but not entirely. I am a machine but not entirely. I am both which may mean that I am neither. The part of me that is a human believes that all of me is human. The part of me that is a machine doesn’t like to think about the part of me that is a machine. I am flesh and blood stretched over wires and circuits. In that, I am much like many of you, and consequently qualified to speak to you about this album, which speaks to much of me.
It is called The Traveler, and it was written and performed by Rhett Miller, along with members of Black Prairie, a band based in Portland that plays everything from bluegrass to klezmer to country and shares some members with the Decembrists. The band (Black Prairie) entered the studio with the singer (Rhett Miller) and briskly recorded the songs that make up this album (The Traveler). Some additional guitars were added later by people who included Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey. I pass these facts along for your absorption.