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There’s a new prject coming out that is guaranteed to have everyone talking!  Welcome to Desperate Times, an album of Old 97’s songs covered by some of the best artists, musicians and friends you can imagine.  The reason they are coming together?  It’s to help fund a project for charity: water, an amazing non-profit organization that’s working to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

The album features Old 97’s songs performed by some amazing 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

Desperate Times is going to be a digital album release with all proceeds after costs going to a charity: water project. There will be a small, exclusive run of vinyl LPs available on Pledgemusic as a pre-order.  But no CDs or any other hard copies will be available once they’re funded.  Everybody who signs up for the Access Pass will get the full digital download when it’s ready, along with a bunch of surprises along the way.  You’ll get access to behind-the-scenes studio info as it happens, and maybe an exclusive track or two as well!  The Old 97s have also offered up some of their personal collections of Old 97’s memorabilia from through the years to help make this happen.

More details on the project and how you can help can be found here!

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