Archive for March, 2015

In Rhett’s own words:

In late January of 2014, I entered Portland, Oregon’s legendary Jackpot Studios accompanied by my friends in the band Black Prairie. John, Jon, Jenny, Nate, Chris, Annalisa and I tracked quickly. Almost everything you hear on The Traveler was recorded live on the floor of Jackpot during that beautiful week. The great Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey came in later and helped out with a few overdubs and that was pretty much it.
My favorite thing about music is the friendship it engenders. And the best way to make music is to get some friends together in a room and roll tape. That’s how The Traveler came to be. I’m so grateful to Black Prairie for all the fun we had making The Traveler.

Thanks for listening. Please enjoy.

-Rhett Miller

Track List

1. Wanderlust
2. Jules
3. Most in the Summertime
4. My Little Disaster
5. Fair Enough
6. Kiss Me On The Fire Escape
7. Lucky Star
8. Escape Velocity
9. Dreams vs. Waking Life
10. Wicked things
11. Good Night
12. Reasons to Live


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Wheels Off: The Rhett Miller Show
with Murry Hammond, Jen Kirkman, & Very Special Guests!
Friday, March 6, 2015
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM



Wheels Off: The Rhett Miller Show is a variety show featuring Rhett Miller and his all-star friends. Modeled after an old-school variety show, Wheels Off will feature music, comedy, a little bit of discussion, and maybe even a skit here and there. Past shows have included guests, Jon Brion, Rob Delaney, Ryan Miller, Joey Santiago (Pixies), Rami Jaffee, Jenny O, Jen Kirkman, James Adomian & many others. Always a blast so come on down!

Tickets are $30 and available ONLINE ONLY.

Seat assignments begin at 6:00PM, Doors open for drinks at 7:00PM, Showtime at 8:00PM | When you arrive at Will Call on the night of the show, seats will be assigned first come first served, from the front of the theatre to the back. If you want to sit closer, be sure to come earlier.


It’s time to vote!

After much deliberation, we’ve narrowed it down to twelve finalists. There’s all in a YouTube playlist. Go check them out, and if you like what you see, click “like” on the video’s YouTube page. The video that gets the most new likes by midnight central on Wednesday 4/15 will be the winner!

Go vote now >

Thanks everyone for entering! There were so many great videos, we were really blown away. We really appreciate it.

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Have you ever noticed how many great covers of Old 97’s songs there are on YouTube? We love to see a good cover video, so we want to share them with you guys and pick the very best ones!

Here’s how it works — just find your favorite Old 97’s cover on YouTube and comment on this post with a link to it. Every link posted will be a “nomination.” We’ll pick finalists and share them in a playlist so everyone can vote on their favorite, and feature a finalist a day on Facebook during the voting period.

And yes, you can nominate yourself. And yes, you can record a video just for the contest. Any original Old 97’s song, any instrumentation.

The final winner will get a special prize package, and SO WILL THE NOMINATOR. Whoa.

So start poking around YouTube and see what you can find, or get busy making your own video.

Deadline for nominations is Friday 3/13.