Black Music Matters Festival

Miller travels on

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 – Old 97's front man Rhett Miller will go the solo route again as he announced the release of "The Traveler" on ATO on May 12.

Although the album was written and performed by Miller he also had help from the members of Black Prairie , a band based in Portland, Ore. that plays everything from bluegrass to klezmer to country and shares members with The Decemberists. Additional guitar work was also added by Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey of REM .

"I fell in love with the band Black Prairie during a tour we did together a couple of years ago," said Miller. "Since then, I have been looking for an excuse to get into a studio with them. When the 97's finished our most recent album, 'Most Messed Up,' and I looked at the stack of songs I had left over, I realized they would be perfect for a collaboration with Black Prairie."

Tour dates are:
April 23 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theater #
April 24 - Bloomington, IN - Castle Theater #
April 25-26 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk Music #
May 13 - Somerville, PA - Johnny D's
May 14 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
May 15 - Hudson, NY - Club Helsinki
May 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café
May 18 - Annapolis, MD - Ram's Head Tavern
May 21 - Wilmington, DE - World Café Live
June 11 - Fort Worth, TX - Shipping and Receiving Bar
June 12 - Austin, TX - Strange Brew
June 13 - Houston, TX - Mucky Duck
June 15 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
June 16 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
June 18 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
June 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Café
June 20 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
June 21 - Hermosa Beach, CA - Sainte Rock
June 24 - New York, NY - City Winery

# = with Jay Farrar

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