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Rhett Miller Covers American Songbook for Mighty Song Writers


While Rhett Miller basks in the acclaim the new Old 97’s album Twelfth has received, he’s still just an artist trying to get through this pandemic with grace. While fans of the band know that Miller is an accomplished Americana artist in his own right, getting a glimpse into his world is always appreciated. As part of the Mighty SONG Writers Video series, Miller recently shared his interpretations of some songs out of the Great American Songbook. Benefiting the Mighty Writers association, Miller delivers plenty of honesty alongside advice.

While raising money for the Philadelphia organization that teaches kids to write with clarity, Miller plays songs by Johnny Cash, a song by Carole King, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and even an original song. The beauty in the video is hearing how much Miller loves the craft of songwriting as well as the advice and the stories behind how the songs were crafted.

The video can be seen above or on YouTube. You can donate to Mighty Writers directly here. You can grab the new Old 97’s album from ATO Records on various formats. It’s also available in all digital music stores and can be streamed on all streaming sites.

Image Credits: Photo Courtesy of Shorefire.

David Garrick

David Garrick has spent the last five years interviewing some of the most intriguing and engaging artists performing today. Everyone from Angel Olsen to Phoebe Bridgers, Wire to Yo La Tengo, Snail Mail to Soccer Mommy, Ghost to First Aid Kit, The Breeders to Protomartyr, and many more. He's a giant fan of music of pretty much any genre; but especially to the underdogs. He's been known to see more concerts in a week than many people will see in a year.


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