Making their way through central Texas, alternative country legends Old 97’s dropped by Studio 1A to share the love. These guys have been one of Texas’ most cherished groups, providing a soundtrack for the lives of fans who have adored them since their breakout in the mid 90’s when frontman Rhett Miller formed the group with bassist Murry Hammond. Joining forces shortly after with guitarist Ken Bethea and drummer Philip Peeples, the band landed a major-label deal with Elektra Records in 1997, have since recorded nearly a dozen studio albums, and played hundreds, if not thousands, of sold out shows. The Dallas-based quartet is as tight as ever and show no signs of stopping the train any time soon.
Jay Trachtenberg got a chance to chat with the guys who officially announced a new album, dropping early 2017. Do your ears a favor and listen to their performance below.
– Sam Harrell