The Old 97′s swung through Lawrence, KS last weekend and put on another classic show. I have seen the band live three times now and every time I am shocked at the enthusiasm the band displays. They are four of the nicest musicians I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. It is rare to see a band that looks genuinely happy to be performing in a club with about a hundred or so people. The Old 97′s are that band, not only that but after the show they all made themselves very accessible to the fans.
They were supporting their very strong new album, The Grand Theater Vol. 1. They hit it rather hard, playing 9 of the 12 tracks from the album. It was a sold out show and the band didn’t disappoint mixing in several old songs with the new album while blasting through a 26 song set.
Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck 1/28/11
As I mentioned, the band was very approachable and I was able to get the spread on the inside of their new cd autographed by all four members of the band. So I’d like to thank Rhett Miller, Murray Hammond, Ken Bethea and Philip Peeples for coming through on the tour and I can’t wait for the next time.