Xpress met up with Old 97’s before sound check at The Orange Peel last week. (The band, originally from Texas, played Asheville on Wednesday, Feb. 13.) Frontman Rhett Miller talked with us about the group’s 20th anniversary, his solo work, and how his songwriting career has prepared him to become a fiction writer.
Video by Jesse Hamm, filmed in the Pizza Room at The Orange Peel. Song: “Lost Without You” from Miller’s 2012 solo release, The Dreamer.