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|Tags:||singer-songwriter alt-country indie rock indie rock seen live alternative folk|
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Dallas, Texas, USA. Miller first came to notice as a founding member of the local alt country outfit, Old 97s. The band issued several critically acclaimed yet commercially underachieving albums, including 1997s Too Far To Care and 2001s Satellite Rides. Although Miller had already issued one solo album back in 1994, Mythologies (which was comprised of material dating back to 1989), it was not until 2002 that he attempted to launch a proper solo career, as he released The Instigator on Elektra Records. With the majority of his Old 97s bandmates beginning to raise families and wanting to take a break from the record/tour/record cycle, Miller complied, and assembled a set of songs that were rejected by the Old 97s over the years, but still of high quality. The Instigator featured musical input from producer Jon Brion as well as guitarist Robyn Hitchcock and noted session drummer, Josh Freese. Despite the album receiving more attention...