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Win Big: The Old 97′s Visit The Grand Theatre

by in Alt-Country, Contests, Videos

So the Old 97s are back with another alt country gem (see Kelly’s take here). To celebrate the new release, we are giving away a copy of The Grand Theatre, Volume One. Here’s how to win:

Earlier this year, the band released a 4-song ep of cover tunes called Mimeograph (see the Twangville review here). It got us thinking — what OTHER songs would we want to hear the boys cover?

To enter our give-away, post a comment with your cover song suggestion for the Old 97s. A winner will be selected at random when the contest ends on Monday, 18 October 2010 at midnight ET.**

And, of course, we’ll pass along the suggestions to the band. In the meantime, here’s one of my favorites from the latest release, plus the band’s take on the Beatles “I’ll Cry Instead.”.


**By participating in Twangville contests you agree to allow Twangville to post the winner’s name and city on our web site. We pass along the winning addresses to the artist or promotions company for fulfillment. Twangville will not use your address for any other reason. Contest open to US and Canadian residents.


About the author:  Mild-mannered corporate executive by day, excitable Twangville denizen by night.


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PYGAZJZWOMCCQFVPLHRGSPK4IU Bob T

    Oh, they’d have a ball with The Electric Prunes “I Had Too Much To Drink Last Night” !

  • kim

    something by Green Day, maybe Welcome to Paradise :)

  • Ddmckinney32

    Patches by Clarence Carter

  • Thevandalstookmyhandle

    Spoon did a great cover of a lesser known Paul Simon song “Peace Like A River” so Rhett and Co…..how about taking a stab at Paul Simons “Paranoia Blues” from his first solo record. Much fun will be had by all!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KSJCXIDR36K7XQ26CNVCDRJEP4 JeffD

    If Hollywood Don’t Need You – Don Williams

  • Brandon

    Jimmy Buffett’s “Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude”

  • D Gualandri

    Gear Daddies “Stupid Boy”

  • Tom Osborne

    I’m guessing the Old 97′s could do a mean “End of the World as We Know It” by R.E.M. based on their cover of “Driver 8″.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KZGPYKLYIS6Y6MQSAQRQQEXI2A John

    Marshall Crenshaw’s Cynical Girl

  • Jack

    Revolution – by The Beatles

  • liz

    10,000 car – bottle rockets

  • Mayer

    Congratulations to Dave Gualandri of Ottawa, IL and Liz Feltus of Reading, MA. Each will be receiving a copy of the Old 97′s latest release, courtesy of New West Records.


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