Live Review: Rhett Miller @ Black Cat — 2/9/20

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Rhett Miller (Photo courtesy Big Hassle)

Two things are immediately striking about Old 97’s frontman Rhett Miller. First, his youthful appearance: Despite being, at 49, my senior by 10 years, Rhett looks younger than me. The second is his energy: Rhett has a heart-on-his-sleeve, sincere exuberance. He plays vigorously and sings with power, and, both times I’ve seen him live, he really seemed to be having a good time.

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Live Review: Old 97’s @ Rams Head Live — 12/8/18

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The Old 97s bring their Holiday Extravaganza to Rams Head Live on Dec. 8, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

The year 2018 was a busy one for the Dallas, Texas band the Old 97’s. Right on the heels of the critically acclaimed Graveyard Whistling, the band put together their first Christmas album; frontman Rhett Miller released his seventh solo album, The Messenger; and they celebrated 25 years as a band — a major milestone. All of that came together in a terrific concert at Rams Head Live on Saturday.

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Snapshots: Old 97s @ 9:30 Club — 6/29/18

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Rhett Miller of Old 97s performs at the 930 Club. (Photo by Shantel Breen)

The Old 97’s stopped by the 9:30 Club on Friday night, and they brought a taste of Austin, Texas to D.C.!  Rhett Miller and the boys entertained a full house of fans by performing nonstop energetic hits!  Shantel Breen went to the show to take part in the excitement.

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