On Saturday night, Rhett Miller will headline the third annual cystic fibrosis research benefit show at the Granada Theater, which will also feature performances from local favorites The O's and Shibboleth. In this week's paper, I caught up with Rhett, who last night ended a tour in the UK opening for Steve Earle.
Seems Miller's been a little nostalgic for Dallas of late. Beyond simply discussing his approval of Salim Nourallah's production talents, Miller also told us something you won't see in the piece: Much as he loves his farmland home in Upstate New York, part of him has been thinking about moving the family back to Dallas. Who knows? Maybe a warm welcome at Saturday night's show will be enough to tip the scales and get the hometown hero back where he belongs.
Either way, expect a fun night of boot-skootin' for a good cause on Saturday night.
And, thanks to the folks running the benefit, we've got a bunch of tickets to hand out to get you into the show for free. Want 'em? OK: First five people to email me with the words "I Need To Know Where I Stand" each get a pair to Saturday's show. Good luck!
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners. Oh, and check back tomorrow, as we may (read: will) have a few more passes to Saturday night's event to hand out.
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