Rhett Miller’s solo career has come in two parts: pre-Old 97’s and post-Old 97’s. Before forming the ’90s alt-country outfit with then-producer Murry Hammond, the young singer-guitarist released 1989’s Mythologies to modest success. Though he spent the subsequent decade playing with Old 97’s, Miller used the time to refine his palate for lilting acoustics and crisp songwriting. With the arrival of fatherhood and a hiatus from Old 97’s in the early aughts, Miller returned to his solo roots, releasing 2002’s The Instigator and 2006’s more successful The Believer. His newest, The Dreamer, truly illustrates Miller’s enduring talent and accessible appeal.