Deep Dive: Old 97’s and Rhett Miller
Let’s jump into the Deep Dive into the songs of Rhett Miller and Old 97’s! As y’all know, I’m a huge fan of the band. I didn’t know of them until their 3rd album rolled out, Too Far To Care. The title is taken from one of the songs, “Streets of Where I’m From.” I worked backwards from there. TFTC was also my introduction to the Texas take on alt-country and Southern indie rock of that era.
Originally released by Elektra in 1997, Omnivore Records released a fabulous special expanded edition in 2012, including demos and outtakes from the recording sessions. Old 97’s reworked a couple of previously released songs. Exene Cervenka (of X) joined Rhett on “Four Leaf Clover.” They also re-recorded “Big Brown Eyes” from Wreck Your Life. The double album re-release is worth investigating!
Rhett Miller will be playing solo at The Senate, Columbia, SC on April 5, 2019.
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