Friday, August 28, 2015

Kelly Willis, Hayes Carll and More Plan Old 97's Cover Album For Charity

Artists: Kelly Willis, Hayes Carll and a full list below
Album: Desperate Times: Songs of the Old 97's
Label: PledgeMusic indie
Release date: Fall 2015

Desperate Times, an album of Old 97’s songs covered by a group of mostly Texas based country and alt-country acts has been announced and is being currently funded on PledgeMusic HERE. The group of artists have come together to help fund a project for charity: water, a non-profit organization that’s working to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

The Old 97's are an alternative country band from Dallas, Texas. Formed in 1993, they have since released ten studio albums, two full extended plays, shared split duty on another, and have one live album. They are recognized as pioneers of the alt-country movement during the mid to late 1990s along with bands such as Uncle Tupelo, Drive-By Truckers, Whiskeytown, and The Jayhawks.

The album features songs by artists, including:

Hayes Carll
Ben Kweller
Polyphonic Spree
Kelly Willis
Monte Warden (The Wagoneers) & Chip Kinman (Rank & File)
Those Darlins
The Deathray Davies
Occasional Milkshake
The Travoltas
The O’s
Western Star

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