In this week’s episode of Mighty SONG Writers, Rhett Miller sings songs from the Great American Songbook. Coming off his band Old 97s’ critically-acclaimed new album Twelfth, Miller covers Johnny Cash, Carole King, Otis Redding, and more, breaking down the songs and explaining their history, before ending with an Old 97’s classic.
So let’s get one thing straight. I am not a 20-something hipster tapping in to live twitter feeds from garage bands in Prague. I am not an old-school rocker with high off-road mileage and a septum tattered by blow. I am, like most of my middle-aged friends, a victim of an embarrassing epidemic that’s sweeping the nation. Musical Impotence.