Review of Old 97’s & Waylon Jennings (Omnivore / Universal Music Canada)

Old 97s WaylonLegendary outlaw country artist Waylon Jennings caught the definitively country-influenced Old 97’s at a music conference in 1996. So impressed by the group, he talked them up in an Austin newspaper which in turn inspired the band to reach out to him to gauge his interest at teaming up in the recording studio. The result was two amazing songs (Iron Road and The Other Shoe) that are only now seeing release on this EP (which also includes four demos from the 97’s). The old guard meeting the then new guard of country music couldn’t have sounded any sweeter.