Hopefully you've had time to peruse our fantastic Glossary section, written by the esteemed Godfather of hitbyatrain.com, Captain Frank Early. It's a treasure trove of Old 97's trivia and interesting lyric commentary. However, it's in dire need of an update, as we're several albums behind in adding new tasty tidbits. So we're going to open the Glossary up for submissions for the first time ever. It's a wide open, blank slate. Anything band-related, from origins of song lyrics to historical facts to statistics of questionable value. If you know something about the Old 97's that you think others might like
Yeah, so I deleted the last page accidentally when I changed my gmail address. So let's try this again and see if it takes. Click the image below to go to our page.
Pick up your tickets for the Rock N Roll Ball before prices go up on Monday. Find them here
The Old 97's will be headlining the New Years Eve Rock 'N' Roll Ball at the International Chicago O'Hare Hotel. Click here for your chance to win free tickets to the event!
Hi y'all, Rhett Miller here. I'm writing to invite you into something very special. I've been making albums for 16 years, and hopefully I will be doing it for at least 16 more. I love it. I love watching Jon Brion wheel into the studio some instrument that nobody knew existed, I love the silence of Kingsway Studios at 3am, I love the sight of Murry juggling while waiting to do another vocal take. But there are other records I've wanted to make, more intimate and immediate ones, records that I've spent most of my life dreaming about making. I
Check out the shows page and mark your calendars now. This trek across the American southeast includes a return to Gruene Hall, the oldest standing dance hall in Texas and site of the recording of Alive & Wired.
A special guest fan review by Dr. David Welsh: It was a big night for what has become a November tradition at Dallas’ Granada Theater: the annual Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis. For the past five years, Rhett has headlined this event dedicated to raising awareness and money for the fight against a crippling disease. Tonight set a new record for ticket sales, which should help the organizers go well past the $100,000 already brought in by previous performances. Those willing to donate extra money for VIP passes were treated to a preshow meet-and-greet. Rhett opened a spontaneous mini-set with “Our
Rhett is hard at work on a new solo album to be released next spring, but in the meantime there's an excellent new album coming out very soon. You can now pre-order “The Interpreter: Live at Largo” on iTunes. Rhett talks about this mostly live, mostly solo acoustic album in the video below.
The Old 97s will play two nights at the Granada Theater in Dallas on December 28th and 29th. Click the performance dates below to get your tickets. December 28, 2011 at 7pm December 29, 2011 at 7pm
Last night The Dallas Observer held their Music Awards Showcase in the streets of the Big D's famed (and infamous) Deep Ellum. Sarah Jaffee, Centro-Matic, Old 97's and The Toadies kicked off the festivities on the main stage constructed in the street with the sparkling Dallas skyline as their backdrop. Afterwards roughly 50 bands played in multiple clubs throughout the district, entertaining revelers as well as Zombies until late into the morning. By all accounts, the guys nailed it, busting it open 97's style in front of a packed street.