Last Sunday night I went to the Belly Up to see Rhett Miller perform a solo acoustic set. It was quite a treat, as I had never seen him solo or with the Old 97’s before. I did a write-up for Impose Magazine that can be found here.
I was blown away by his set. He played several new tunes that will be found on the Old 97’s new record, coming out May 13th (two days after my birthday!). I recorded three of those, as well as two older songs.
Here’s the first of four new Old 97’s songs that Rhett played:
And here’s the second:
“Book of Poems”:
“Won’t Be Home”:
The third of the four new Old 97’s songs (I didn’t take any video of the fourth):
He also mentioned that he’d be back with the Old 97’s in June, and I can’t wait. The sound was absolutely perfect in the Belly Up and I didn’t once even think about putting in my ear plugs.