Rhett Miller (of the Old 97's)

The Broadberry Presents

Rhett Miller (of the Old 97's)

Paulo Franco

Sat · October 7, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$23 ADV, $28 DOS

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Rhett Miller
Rhett Miller
Rhett Miller has been playing in touring bands (most notably, The Old 97’s) for the better part of 20 years. This fact alone certainly qualifies him as someone allowed to title his latest solo album titled The Traveler, which will be released on May 12th.

Although the album was written and performed by Miller he also had some help, most notably by the members of Black Prairie, a band based in Portland that plays everything from bluegrass to klezmer to country and shares members with the Decemberists. The band (Black Prairie) entered the studio with the singer (Rhett Miller) and briskly recorded the songs that make up this album (The Traveler). 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."

Courtesy of Rolling Stone, you can now hear the joyful, jubilant first track from the record, “Most in the Summertime”. Head below to check out Rhett’s upcoming tour dates, including April’s shows with Jay Farrar of Uncle Tupelo.
Paulo Franco
Paulo Franco
Paulo Franco is a Richmond, Virginia based bilingual singer/songwriter. He has opened for the likes of nationally touring singer/songwriters such as Chris Knight and Bloodshot Records artists Cory Branan and Austin Lucas. His music has been featured on radio stations XL102's Studio B, WRIR and WDCE in Richmond, WNRN and WTJU in Charlottesville, VA and WHRV in Hampton Roads, VA. He was also been featured on WTVR Channel 6's Virginia This Morning. In 2012, he was named a finalist in the Southeast region of the Mountain Stage NewSong songwriting contest. He was the only Virginia songwriter so selected in 2012.

His music is a reflection of growing up a first generation American. Although he was born and raised in the United States, Paulo's parents hail from Medellin, Colombia. He grew up with American music, but the music of his parent's homeland was also a part of that soundtrack. His Americana music is a blend of rock, old school country, alt-country and blues. The music draws heavily from influences like Steve Earle, Hank Williams, John Hiatt, Slaid Cleaves, Chris Knight, the Gram Parsons inspired music of the Rolling Stones, the Drive By Truckers and The Grateful Dead. Paulo has also begun writing songs in Spanish, fusing traditional Latin and Colombian rhythms with American Rock and Roll. That fusion can be heard on his homage to Medellín, La Estrella del País. The heart of his music is storytelling, and his family is a great source of inspiration - from the love story of Paulo's parents in "Married in a Black Dress" to the roller coaster emotions of leaving his daughter behind for her first year of college in "Rolling Back to Raleigh." Paulo is a songwriter who proudly wears all of his emotions on his sleeves.
Venue Information:
Capital Ale House Music Hall
623 E Main Street
Richmond, VA, 23219