old 97’s Archive

30 Days Out, Sept. 2023 #1: Train, Jon Auer, Judy Collins, Old 97s

Mainstream pop rock, a leading light of alternative rock, an acclaimed and esteemed folk legend and a critical favorite from Texas: those are the highest of highlights in the next […]

Old 97’s: Turn on the TV (Part 2 of 2)

Continued from Part One… Ken Bethea says that he’s lost count of how many times he’s engaged in conversation with a stranger, only for the dialogue to unfold like this: […]

Old 97’s: Turn on the TV (Part 1 of 2)

With their winning combination of rock energy and Texas twang, Dallas-based Old 97’s have carved out a unique place for themselves on the music landscape. Across a dozen albums, their […]

Album Mini-review: Rhett Miller — The Traveler

File Next to: Old 97s, Pete Yorn In his role as guitarist and lead vocalist of Old 97s, Rhett Miller has been at the modern-day vanguard of successful rock/country cross-fertilization. […]

Hundred Word Reviews for May 2015, Part 9

Today’s roundup of capsule reviews focuses on reissues or previously-unreleased material by acts who came to prominence (or something approaching it) in the 1980s or later. Old 97’s – Hitchhike […]

EP Review: Old 97’s and Waylon Jennings

The argument is often put forth – and not wholly without merit – that modern commercial country and western is an extension of rock music. The thinking goes that today’s […]