My year in California would not have been complete without a visit to the legendary Fillmore. I have been pretty lax about seeing shows this year, having missed a few due to scheduling conflicts and a non-existent music scene in Palo Alto. But when The Old 97's announced a Bay Area show, I knew I had to attend. Touring on their most recent release Most Messed Up, the 97's are riding high with a debut at #30 on Billboard and sold-out shows around the country.
The Fillmore is a really large room, and it was packed (sold out) for Rhett, Murry, Ken and Philip. My sister Judy was in town, and it was her first time seeing them. It was a great show, with new songs and old, the signature Old 97's energy and a roudy good time.
Photos aren't great, just from my iPhone and not too close up. But I hope these give you a sense of the excitement around these guys today!