OLD 97’s NEW ALBUM ‘GRAVEYARD WHISTLING’ TO BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 24TH LISTEN + SHARE “GOOD WITH GOD” FEAT. BRANDI CARLILE 2017 TOUR BEGINS FEBRUARY 25TH How's that for good news? With over twenty years and ten albums to their name, Texas alt-country stalwarts Old 97’s are excited to be releasing their eleventh LP, Graveyard Whistling via ATO Records. Courtesy of Rolling Stone Country, listen + share the first track “Good with God” which features Grammy-nominated singer Brandi Carlile as the voice of God. “It’s not bad company—her, George Burns, and Morgan Freeman,” jokes lead singer and songwriter, Rhett Miller. The album was
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Jefe here, and just wanted to let everyone know that my charity project is close to wrapping up. Desperate Times - Songs of the Old 97's is officially out in the wild. If you're not familiar with the project, it's an album of Old 97's covers by a bunch of great artists with all proceeds going to charity: water. It's been a very fun project, and I greatly appreciate the Old 97's giving me the green light to make it happen. If you supported the original Pledgemusic campaign, thanks! (And I'll get the limited edition vinyl out ASAP!) But if
Thrilled to announce we're hitting the road with the Heartless Bastards! Tix on sale 2/5. Most dates feature support from BJ Barham (of American Aquarium). Wed, May 4 New Orleans One Eyed Jacks Thu, May 5 Nashville Cannery Ballroom Fri, May 6 Birmingham Saturn Sat, May 7 Atlanta Terminal West Sun, May 8 Carrboro Cat's Cradle Mon, May 9 Washington, DC 9:30 Club Tue, May 10 Brooklyn Music Hall of Williamsburg Thu, May 12 New York Irving Plaza Fri, May 13 Boston Royale Boston Sat, May 14 Philadelphia Union Transfer Sun, May 15 Buffalo Tralf Music Hall Mon, May 16
We’re pretty damn excited to announce the first ever Old 97’s County Fair, this April 16 in downtown Dallas. Featuring live performances from: Old 97's Drive By Truckers Lucero Deer Tick Justin Townes Earle Nikki Lane Brent Best Madison King And tons of fun for the whole family, including: Ferris Wheel Midway games Dunk Tanks Food Trucks Fair Food (corn dogs, funnel cakes, etc) Local Artists and Vendors Kids Under 10 are Free Dog Friendly We can't wait to see ya there! Get your tickets here: TICKETS > Find out more here: Official County Fair Website >
Our friends the Turnpike Troubadours have a new album out, and we're proud to say it features a fantastic cover of "Doreen." Check it out: And give the whole album a listen: iTunes > Spotify >
We've got some cool merch piling up around here, so let's see what we can do about that, eh? Let's have a contest! Here's how it works. Follow us on Instagram. Go to an Old 97's show on the Fall Tour. Take a picture at the show and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #old97s2015 and tag @old97s in it Everyone picture posted is an entry into a random drawing. We'll do one Oct 1 and another Nov 1. Have fun!
Hey y'all this is Jefe, Old 97's web guy, breaking the 4th wall for a minute. In case you haven't heard, I'm spearheading the creation of an album of Old 97's covers to benefit charitwater.org. It's currently being funded on PledgeMusic and we have to hit 100% in the next 2 months for it to happen. www.pledgemusic.com/desperatetimes The minimum pledge is $10 for an Access Pass, which gets you the full digital download when it’s ready, along with access to behind-the-scenes studio info as it happens, and maybe an exclusive track or two as well. The album is a benefit
Head over to Salon.com for the exclusive premiere of Rhett's new video for Most in the Summertime: CHECK IT OUT >
We'll be adding these to the event calendar over the next day or so, but in the meantime here's a complete list of upcoming shows: July 9 - Valencia, Spain - LOCO CLUB July 10 - Riaza, Spain - HUERCASA FESTIVAL July 12 - London, UK - The Borderline July 14 - Bilbao, Spain - CAFE ANTZOKIA July 18 - New Braunfels, TX - WhiteWater Amphitheater August 8 - San Antonio, TX - Lone Star Beer TX Heritage Series - Lone Star Brewery August 15 - Houston, TX - Lone Star Beer TX Heritage Series - Silver Street Studios August
We have our winners! Thanks everyone who participated, nominated, voted, and most of all, you brave souls that posted your cover performances into the harsh spotlight of anonymous internet critique. Once again, we were blown away by all of the cool videos you posted. Winners were selected by YouTube "likes" — not total all-time, but from the day the contest started. Which makes the winners: 1. If & When - Rollerskate Skinny 2. Mr. Barton's Daughter - Question 3. Hannah Rose Murphy - Busted Afternoon Winners, please email Jefe your address so he can get your prizes shipped! noreplyold97s @