20180110_local_Rhett Miller

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Liberty Hall will begin its 2018 live lineup by welcoming Rhett Miller, lead singer of The Old 97’s, to the stage.

The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. Jan. 26.

Rhett Miller has been playing in touring bands (most notably, the Old 97’s) for the better part of 20 years. His latest solo album titled The Traveler was released in May 2015 and featured the members of Black Prairie, a Portland-based band that plays everything from bluegrass to klezmer to country and shares members with the Decemberists. Additional guitar work also was added by Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey of REM.

“We are thrilled to have Rhett Miller on our stage," Adriana Rodriguez, downtown operations coordinator, said. "His acoustic show is phenomenal and we cannot wait.”

Acclaimed folk-punk-rock-ambient artist Matthew Ryan will open for Miller. Ryan is inspired by artists such as U2, The Replacements and Leonard Cohen. His latest album, "Hustle Up Starlings," was released to critical acclaim in 2017.

Tickets cost $20, $25 and $30 and can be purchased online at www.LibertyTyler.com.

Liberty Hall is a department of the city of Tyler.

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