MAY 2ND | The Cowan @ Topgolf Nashville
GA: $20 advance / $25 day of show
VIP: $35 advance / $40 day of show
VIP tickets are on the balcony of the venue with a private entrance and a private bar.
- Platinum Member Presale: Wednesday, 1/24 @ 10am CST
- Topgolf E-List Presale: Thursday, 1/25 @ 10am CST
- Public onsale: Friday, 1/26 @ 10am CST
The Cowan welcomes Old 97’s with special guests Matthew Ryan and the Northern Wires.
ABOUT OLD 97's:
“[Too Far To Care] is the sound that best defined us,” says Rhett Miller, the lead singer and primary songwriter. “It was a really magical time, and we go back to it a lot in our collective memory.”
And so when it came time for the band—which still consists of the same four members: Miller, guitarist Ken Bethea, bassist Murry Hammond, and drummer Philip Peeples—to record their newest endeavor, producer Vance Powell brought up the idea of returning to Tornillo. “We knew instantly that it was the perfect move,” says Miller. “We weren’t trying to remake Too Far to Care, but to make something where fans would say, ‘This band hasn’t lost a step in twenty-some years.’”
The result is the eleven songs of Graveyard Whistling, from a group that has earned the respect and veneration as one of the pioneers of the alt-country movement, while still retaining the raucous energy, deceptive cleverness, and knockabout spirit that first distinguished them from the pack. The record comes out blazing with the breakneck shuffle of “I Don’t Want to Die in This Town” (based on a possibly apocryphal quote from Frank Sinatra), and maintaining that feverish intensity even when the tempo drops on songs like the more contemplative “All Who Wander.” Echoes of such barroom saints as the Replacements and the Pogues appear on sing-alongs “Bad Luck Charm” and “Irish Whiskey Pretty Girls,” but bigger and more mature issues simmer underneath the steamroller swing.
“I think our longevity can be attributed primarily to our friendship and ability to overcome those moments when egos want to overtake and obliterate everything in their path,” says Miller. “We experienced the hype of the old business model, with all of its excess and idiocy, and also the deconstruction of that model and the advent of the new world, and been able to maintain a fundamental love for each other. “We’re just very lucky to be able to do this for a living. It’s insane and beautiful and we never, ever take it for granted.”
- Event admission does not include golf
- Food is not available for purchase
- Please consider taking a Lyft: less time spent parking means more time dancing