Fast Tracks: “Longer Than You’ve Been Alive” by Old 97’s

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“Longer Than You’ve Been Alive”
From Old 97’s’ Most Messed Up

Liner notes:  A master of playing unreliable narrators, frontman Rhett Miller opts for witty sincerity on this spirited celebration of a life in music: “Most of our shows were a triumph of rock/Although some nights I might have been checking the clock.”

Behind the music: Still vital after two decades, the alt-country mainstays scored outlaw-country cred last year via the release of two tracks recorded with Waylon Jennings way back in ’96.

Check it out if you like: Americana wits Robbie Fulks and Bobby Bare, Jr.