An apology, a spirited set and constant crowd interaction can go a long way in making up for a late start.
A tardy Rhett Miller did all that and more during his solo in-store performance at Vintage Vinyl to promote his new solo album, The Believer (Verve Forecast). The Old 97’s singer/guitarist also took notice of the children in attendance and by doing so may have picked up some new fans.
Following his eight-song set, a mix of solo and Old 97’s songs, Miller chatted with youths and adults alike as he signed CDs and posed for pictures. When asked about his upcoming tour, Miller said he’ll be backed by a three-piece, New York-based band.
Miller’s tour includes shows in Austin, Texas, on March 17 and 18 as part of SXSW.
— Photos by Chris M. Junior