Check out the Media page for a little holiday gift from Murry. Hope you have a great one. Let's be safe out there.
Today is December 23rd. Can you believe it? Christmas is just two short days away. If you're like me, you're being swallowed up by daunting holiday trappings, desperately trying to cram three days of prep into four hour days. As a way to help assuage your anxiety over the mountain of unfinished Christmas business, the lovely folks at Daytrotter have posted five songs our collective favorite band recorded live while in Austin. And get this...they're free to download. FREE. Happy Christmas to us! http://www.daytrotter.com/dt/old-97s-concert/20054412-5183.html As an added attempt to lift your spirits during these last hectic days, I've also posted
I know I'm late to the party with this review (life kinda gets in the way sometimes), but it's been a week and I'm still euphoric from last Thursday's Old 97's shows so I thought, what the hell, might as well share some thoughts and videos. My hubby and I always vacation in and around New York City the first week of December. As the Fates would have it, this year coincided with not one, but three Old 97's concerts in Manhattan/Brooklyn. I love synchronicity. Synchronicity ROCKS! As you all know by now, the band drove all night from Baltimore
Anyone going to the KGSR show in Austin this Friday has a chance to win a t-shirt via Gowalla. Details courtesy Cindy Royal: Here's another chance to win on Gowalla with Old 97's, this time in Austin. This Friday, the Old 97's headline the KGSR 20th Anniversary Party at the Texas Union Ballroom. Joining the 97's are Quiet Company, Alpha Rev and Joe Ely, making for a pretty awesome holiday gathering. If you were lucky enough to win tickets (see kgsr.com), then be sure to check in with Gowalla and upload pictures at the show, because your luck could continue.
Amidst the exhausting late night performances and pre-dawn pressers last week, something special happened on this leg of the tour. Long time Old 97's merchandise man, Mario Perez took the love of his life's hand and walked her through the bitter New York cold to a quiet, picturesque spot in Central Park. There with his foggy, sleep-deprived head cleared by the crisp air, he dropped to one knee, looked into Laurie Lomas' beautiful brown eyes and asked her to grow old with him. She said yes. We couldn't be happier for them! Their nuptials are set for next year. So
After nine shows in ten nights, the guys have wrapped up the first leg of their tour. Judging from the setlists and discussions on the Old 97's forum, they did not disappoint. But maybe we, the faithful fans, are a little biased? For some fresh perspective, I decided to introduce two of my friends, 97’s-virgins, to the band. I was lucky to go to two shows this week, the first at The Recher Theatre in Towson, MD and then the Saturday night show at the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA. A few days before Towson, I offered a ticket to my
Old 97’s on the Steve Earle Show SIRIUS XM Outlaw Country (Sirius 63, XM 12) “I’m living in a state of Texas and Texas lives in me,” sings Old 97’s frontman Rhett Miller on the band’s eighth studio album, The Grand Theatre Vol. 1, which was recorded in the Lone Star State. Miller and his bandmates Murry Hammond, Ken Bethea, and Phillip Peebles perform songs from the new album in the SIRIUS XM studios in NYC and talk with Steve Earle about their shared Texas heritage and more on this special episode of the “Steve Earle Show: Hardcore Troubadour Radio.” On-Air
Okay, so our favorite fellas are playing the penultimate show (Thank you Mr. Miller for the vocabulary lesson) for this leg of their tour in support of TGT, Vol 1 tonight in Brooklyn, New York. Not only did Philip share his helpful OCD packing tips on Rhett's video diary, he was sport enough to answer our little touring questionnaire. Let's see what the greatest drummer to ever come out of the great State of Texas has to share, shall we. 1. The energy and intensity of TGTV1 has been compared to Too Far To Care. Thirteen years down the road, how
Live in the studio with WNYC's Soundcheck. (audio) Live on Imus in the Morning performing Champaign, IL and Let the Whiskey Take the Reins. (video) Live on Good Morning NY. (video) Live @ The Bowery Ballroom 12/8/10 (photos) American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2010 (Where TGTV1 is #18.) Blog post about Champaign, IL.