16Mar, 2020

New Album In Progress

If you follow along on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter, you have already seen that the band spent the last couple of weeks in the studio recording our 12th studio album. We're working with Vance Powell, who also produced Graveyard Whistling. This time we went to Vance's own Sputnik Sound in Nashville to record. While there we experienced the tragic tornadoes that hit Nashville and the amazing response of the community immediately after. It's a great city and just a great group of people and we're proud to have spent so much time there. While in the studio we had a number of

6Oct, 2019

December Holiday Hoopla Tour Dates

We're hitting the road again in December for an encore of last year's Holiday Hoopla, featuring an opening solo acoustic set from the tireless Rhett Miller himself, and the amazing Casey Magic, DIY punk rock magician! Get yourself in the holiday spirit early this year. WED, DEC 4 -- THE BALLROOM AT WAREHOUSE LIVE -- HOUSTON, TX -- TICKETS . . . THU, DEC 5 -- SAM'S BURGER JOINT -- SAN ANTONIO, TX -- TICKETS . . . FRI, DEC 6 -- GAS MONKEY BAR N' GRILL -- DALLAS, TX -- TICKETS . . . SAT, DEC 7 -- MOHAWK

7Mar, 2019

Rhett’s New Book is Out!

Rhett Miller teams up with Caldecott Medalist and bestselling artist Dan Santat in a riotous collection of irreverent poems for modern families.  In the tradition of Shel Silverstein, these poems bring a fresh new twist to the classic dilemmas of childhood as well as a perceptive eye to the foibles of modern family life. Full of clever wordplay and bright visual gags–and toilet humor to spare–these twenty-three rhyming poems make for an ideal read-aloud experience.  Taking on the subjects of a bullying baseball coach and annoying little brothers with equally sly humor, renowned lyricist Rhett Miller’s clever verses will have the whole family cackling.

23Jan, 2019

Announcing Rhett’s New Podcast

Rhett Miller has announced the creation of a new podcast called Wheels Off, in partnership with Revoice Media. Fashioned as a “Show About The Messy Reality Behind The Creative Life,” each roughly half hour segment will feature host Miller conversing with musicians, writers, artists, actors, comedians and other creative people about the pivotal moments that shaped their work, what it means to create in a digital age and grappling with the challenges and joys of living a creative life. His guests will include such luminaries as legendary musician Rosanne Cash, rising star Trapper Schoepp, comedian Fred Armisen, renowned graphic designer

10Nov, 2018

New Solo Effort By Our Frontman

Whaddup, ma Wreckers? As you may, nay, SHOULD know, yesterday was the launch of our very own songsmith's 7th, yes, SEVENTH solo album. Unbelievable how prolific Rhett is these days. Anywho, our frontman has been getting some great early press like this one from No Depression. If you haven't bought your own copy yet, here's a link to all the tracks of The Messenger courtesy of YouTube to tide you over until you get your paws on your own disc. And don't forget, the first ever Old 97's Christmas album drops next week!! And by the sounds of the first

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