Rhett Miller

Rhett_millerWho would you get if you crossed Jonathan Richman with Ryan Adams?

Ben Lee?

Ben Kweller?

Possibly, but I think the closest answer is Rhett Miller

The Gotham Gal and I saw him do a solo acoustic show at The Stephen Talkhouse last night and he was simply amazing.

He played a few songs off his 2002 solo record, The Instigator.

But it seemed like most of the songs were from his upcoming solo record, The Believer, which is slated to be out in February 2006.

He has a frenetic energy that combines with wonderful songs to create a really excellent package.

The highlights were a great cover of Ziggy Stardust and a love song he dedicated to two of his friends who are getting married next weekend – Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.