Alt-country superstar Rhett Miller takes the stage tonight at the 9th Ward. Best known for his work as the frontman of the Old 97s, Miller has made quite a name for himself as a solo artist. His most recent release The Messenger from 2018, marks the eighth solo record from Miller. While decidedly more indie-pop than his work with the Old 97s, Miller sings with a convicted vulnerability that is instantly captivating. The Messenger is a deeply personal record that shows Miller at his highs as well as his lows. Miller’s sound will definitely appeal to fans of Uncle Tupelo, Jason Isbell, and Justin Townes Earle.

Joining Miller on the bill is fellow Texas based songwriter Salim Nourallah. Nourallah approaches the same alt-country material as Miller with a decidedly atmospheric psych-pop approach. Local troubadour Tripi opens the show. 7pm Show. Tickets are $36.

Written by John Smigielski