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19Sep, 2018

New Albums from Old 97’s and solo Rhett Miller announced! And new tour dates!

OLD 97’s ANNOUNCE HOLIDAY ALBUM, LOVE THE HOLIDAYS, OUT NOVEMBER 16; PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW   RHETT MILLER ANNOUNCES NEW SOLO ALBUM, THE MESSENGER, OUT NOVEMBER 9; NEW SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW   HOLIDAY TOUR FEATURING OLD 97’s and RHETT MILLER SOLO BEGINS NOVEMBER 28 The Old 97’s are excited to announce the release of their first ever collection of original Christmas songs, LOVE THE HOLIDAYS. Out Friday, November 16 via ATO, the album was produced, mixed & engineered by John Pedigo in the band’s home state of Texas. The LP presents a sack full of rockin’ new Yuletide favorites, as well

24Aug, 2018

What’s your favorite deep cut?

We've added a couple of new playlists on Spotify (and soon on Apple Music as well). One is "Best Of" and one is "Deep Cuts." The question is, what did we leave off of the Deep Cuts one that you think we should add? Head over to Facebook and weigh in by commenting on the post!  A couple of lucky commenters will get a lil' happy in the mail!  List the the playlist on Spotify. 

18Mar, 2018

Doreen, Doreen. Last Night I Had An Awful Dream

Celeste, Rose Marie, that lucky creature, Annette. Have you ever wondered if there are real, corporal counterparts to the women referenced in your favorite Old 97’s songs? Well, if you’ve ever stood next to a striking, flaxen-haired, Teutonic beauty in the front row, you’ve met Doreen. THE Doreen who has a penchant for downing whiskey sours and galloping through boroughs like a thoroughbred, in song anyway. The one and only, Dorin Meet Dorin Schadel, long-time fan from the band’s infancy. Originally from Boardman, Ohio, Dorin migrated south to Dallas in 1987 when her company relocated to Plano, Texas.

23Jan, 2018

Third Annual Old 97’s County Fair Announced!

Third time's the charm! Coming April 14, 2018, this one-stage, one-day festival in downtown Dallas features an array of alt-country bands that would made any jukebox happy, a 40 foot Ferris wheel, corn dogs to hold you over until Big Tex is back, and plenty of opportunities to try your luck in the midway. PRE-SALE TIX AVAILABLE NOW! GENERAL ADMISSION: $50 | POSTER BUNDLE: $65 | VIP: $125 VIP TICKETS INCLUDE: VIP RESTROOMS VIP SHADED AREA VIP RAISED VIEWING DECK 2 DRINK TICKETS T-SHIRT In and out privileges are allowed at Old 97's County Fair and children under 10 enter

24Aug, 2017

“Hello, Everybody!”

*tap tap tap Is this thing on? Holy Crap! Can you believe it's already mid-August?!? Where did 2017 go? I don't know about you, but no matter how far away I get from formal schooling, September alwaysalwaysALWAYS feels like the beginning of the year. So, how was everyone's winter/spring/summer vacation? Did y'all get a glimpse of the eclipse? Did you don your space glasses? Hope those in the Path of Totality (my new band name, btw) enjoyed the weirdness during the brief bout of afternoon darkness. Original founder of this website, Frank had an enviable view of the rare celestial

24Feb, 2017

NEW ALBUM ‘GRAVEYARD WHISTLING’ OUT TODAY

OLD 97’S RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘GRAVEYARD WHISTLING’ TODAY VIA ATO RECORDS NEW “GOOD WITH GOD” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING FRED ARMISEN + JENNA FISCHER OUT NOW, WATCH HERE  WATCH PERFORMANCE OF “GOOD WITH GOD” FEATURING NIKKI LANE ON ‘LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS’ HERE  TOMORROW: NATIONWIDE TOUR BEGINS + ‘CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY’ PERFORMANCE AIRS, CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS "'Graveyard Whistling' proves that even in the young man’s game of country rocking, growing older is no impediment to creating exciting, even exhilarating music that feels vital, fresh and dangerous.” - American Songwriter  “Graveyard [Whistling] might actually be the most country Old 97’s record in years, while

24Jan, 2017

New Song Preview #2!

We still have a short while to wait before Graveyard Whistling is in our greedy little hands, but we don't have to wait to hear another song from the album! Following up the first single "Good with God" is "All Who Wander," a slice of wistful Americana sizzle guaranteed to worm its way deep into your inner ear. Enjoy!      Tour dates for May were announced today as well. The second leg of the tour is a tireless swing down the east coast and into the heartland. And don't worry, if your hometown isn't on the list, chances are we'll

12Jan, 2017

Old 97’s County Fair 2017

Last year was so much fun, we had to do it again! Check out this amazing lineup! DATE: Saturday April 8th Location: Main St Garden Park in Downtown Dallas Lineup: Old 97s Lucinda Williams Mavis Staples The Jayhawks Jonathan Tyler Lydia Loveless The Vandoliers Texas Gentlemen The Gordon Keith Band Amenities: 45 foot Ferris Wheel Midway Games Food Trucks Kids 10 Under Free Dog Friendly Tickets: $45 GA $100 VIP ** GET TICKETS HERE **

12Dec, 2016

NEW ALBUM + TOUR COMING 2/24/17

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

6Dec, 2016

Revisiting 2016

Whaddup Wreckers? Can you believe we're at the precipice of present procurement, engrossed in the maelstrom of capitalism, and just plain old swamped in holiday prep? How could the year have careened by so quickly? While we wait patiently for the new album, Graveyard Whistling to drop some time in February, we thought it might be fun to look back at some of the high points from this year. January was all about the Mexican sun, sand and tacos of Todos Santos. The guys spent a weekend hanging out and performing with fellow rock legends Jeff Tweedy, Gary Louris and