Evan Felker to Play Virtual Show with Rhett Miller of Old 97’s

photo: Brad Coolidge

All you Turnpike Troubadours fans out there chomping at the bit for anything and everything related to the band, carve out some time on Thursday, October 28th because frontman Evan Felker will be making a very rare live appearance with his old buddy Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s as part of a cystic fibrosis benefit.

“Evan Felker is back,” Rhett proclaimed boldly Sunday afternoon. “If you’re a Turnpike Troubadours fan you’ve missed this guy. This Thursday night Evan will be joining me for the CF Concert Series benefit. We are working to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis.”

Even better, since this will be a virtual event, you don’t have to travel to see it. Fans are being asked to name a donation to obtain tickets. Todd Snider, Pat Green, Cody Canada, Joshua Ray Walker, Prophets and Outlaws, and The O’s are also said to be making appearances. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Central.

Since the Turnpike Troubadours went on indefinite hiatus on May 31st, 2019, Evan Felker sightings have been very rare. He also played a benefit with the Teague Brothers on February 27th, which was his first gig since announcing his sobriety. But except for that, Evan Felker has been mostly in the shadows as fellow band mates Kyle Nix and R.C. Edwards continue to perform as part of solo projects, and guitarist Ryan Engleman did a stint touring with Reckless Kelly.

Evan Felker and Rhett Miller go way back. They previously have done some short acoustic tours together throughout the Texoma region, and the two wrote the song “Come As You Are” together along with other collaborations.

No definitive word at the moment on any Turnpike Troubadours reunification either in the studio or on the stage, but stay tuned.

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