Rhett Miller is the lead singer of the Old 97’s as well as a solo artist. He’s been recording music since 1989 and has over a dozen records to show for it. As a solo artist he has four albums: Mythologies, The Instigator, The Believer, and Rhett Miller. The Old 97’s have countless albums with their latest, Grand Theatre Vol. 2, out this July.
January 16, 2017
Paul F. Tompkins welcomes New York to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at The Bell House in Brooklyn! This week, Paul’s special guest is singer-songwriter Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s! They chat about how the movie ‘The Sandlot’ affected Rhett’s life, unexpected reactions to Taylor Swift songs, and Rhett’s young son taking a stand against the music industry. Paul is then joined by Chelsea Clarke, Shannon O’Neill, and Gary Richardson, to improvise a story set Backstage At A Rock Club. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano!
This episode is brought to you by Harold Ramis Film School (www.ramisfilmschool.com)
November 13, 2012
Imagine Dirty Harry but more violent and with robots. Our two special guests Brian Posehn and Rhett Miller joined us to talk about Cobra on this week’s How Did This Get Made? LIVE at Bumbershoot! We discuss everything from Stallone’s obsession with food, the modeling shoot music video, and the New Order’s decision to attack in bright daylight. That’s not all, we also open it up to questions and hear about Jason’s childhood fear of killer clowns. Feel the heat!
October 15, 2012
The Old 97‘s frontman, critically acclaimed author, and old friend Rhett Miller drops by to reveal the secret to the Old 97’s longevity on today’s episode of Shortwave. Rhett describes the interesting experience of working with mad genius Jon Brion, recalls singing backup with Robyn Hitchcock the first time he met Grant-Lee, and explains why bailing Sarah Lawrence College after one semester helped his musical career. Plus, we’re treated to some live songs from Rhett’s extended catalogue including his latest album “The Dreamer.”
May 15, 2011
At Sklarbro Country we pride ourselves on our ability to stay current. That’s why we brought in Brett Erlich from Current TV who talks to us about his father’s collegiate football legacy, his relationship with Al Gore, and his near career as a talent agent. Live music is provided this week by Rhett Miller of The Old 97’s who tells us a bit about his current musical plans and how his band embarrassed Dirk Nowitzki. In light of current world affairs Barack Obama makes his inaugural visit to Sklarbro Country. If you are currently in need of legal assistance visit Legal Zoom, and if you currently have nothing to do check out the strangely arousing Gloria Allred video mentioned on this episode. HENDERSON!