Old 97’s w/Ha Ha Tonka @ Live Wire.
The Old 97’s are touring in support of their 11th album in 20+ years, Graveyard Whistling. They still have infectious joy in their performances. Early songs like Here’s To the Halcyon, West TX Teardrops and Big Brown Eyes intermingled seamlessly with new tracks like Good With God, Irish Whiskey, Pretty Girls and Drinkin’ Song. Rousing closing numbers included Barrier Reef, Doreen and Timebomb. An opening treat was Ha Ha Tonka, touring for Heart-Shaped Mountain. Their set was an invigorating blend of Midwest Americana, including covers of Gallow’s Pole & Proud Mary. A fantastic evening was had by all!