Rhett Miller: 'Serial Ladykiller,' Lovelorn Crooner The best little bar-band in Texas is back with more ballads of heartache and anthems for getting over it. The Old 97's have just released Blame It On Gravity. Front-man Rhett Miller joins Fresh Air to talk about the recording and to perform some new songs.

Rhett Miller: 'Serial Ladykiller,' Lovelorn Crooner

Rhett Miller: 'Serial Ladykiller,' Lovelorn Crooner

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The influences of the Old 97's are as diverse as Johnny Cash, David Bowie, and the Pixies. Lisa Johnson hide caption

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Alt-country favorites the Old 97's are as reliable as a worn pair of cowboy boots and an old flannel shirt. The band has been playing for 15 years now, and they just released the album Blame It On Gravity.

Guitarist and vocalist Rhett Miller takes a break from their summer tour to talk about the group's new album and the band's career. Miller also performs some new songs and a few old hits.

In addition to playing in the Old 97's, Miller has a successful solo career, having released three albums. His most recent recording, The Believer, was well-received by critics.