Articles tagged drive-by truckers

High Fidelity: Jay Gonzalez and the Crowdsourcing Renaissance

Jay Gonzalez may be one of the more familiar faces of the Drive-By Truckers, but with a expansive new EP, he reflects on the sheer delight of crowdsourcing as a musician.

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Counterbalance: Jason Isbell’s ‘Southeastern’

You should know compared to people on a global scale our kind has had it relatively easy. Jason Isbell gets that -- and a lot more as well. His 2013 release is this week’s Counterbalance.

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“Commiserating Is Underrated in Art”: An Interview with Jason Isbell

Following his time with the legendary Drive-By Truckers and garnering huge accolades for his last effort, Jason Isbell decided to strip things down on his dark, personal new album, and tells PopMatters about its creation and what it's like to have that "hit" everyone wants you to play.

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11 Oct 2012 // 11:15 PM

Sing a Sad Song

If you're hooked on the sad song, you never stop looking for the next good one.

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14 Sep 2011 // 3:20 AM

Drive-By Truckers: 1 September 2011 - Austin, TX

The excitement brought about by getting the chance to see Drive-By Truckers in this kind of rare mode was something worth bragging about.

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Drive-By Truckers: Ugly Buildings, Whores & Politicians: Greatest Hits 1998-2009

Despite their claim that Lynyrd Skynyrd is “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”, the Drive-By Truckers are way more Neil than Ronnie.

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Drive-By Truckers + The Henry Clay People: 24 September 2010 - Austin, TX

The Henry Clay People and Drive-By Truckers might seem like a bit of a mismatch at first glance, but both bands feature a high energy, guitar-driven sound and heartfelt vocals that strike a chord with the soul.

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Drive-By Truckers: The Big To-Do

The reigning champs of the down-and-out release their soundtrack to the Great Recession.

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Drive-By Truckers + The Whigs: 23 July 2009 - The Shoals Theatre, Florence, AL

The Drive-By Truckers play their hometown of Florence, Alabama for the first time in five years.

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Drive-By Truckers: Live from Austin TX

Live from Austin TX is still an excellent document of a great rock 'n roll band doing what it does best.

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27 Feb 2009 // 2:10 AM

Drive-By Truckers are cruising again

Three tunes into “Brighter Than Creation’s Dark,” a typically literate and lyrically stark album of rural rock meditations by Drive-By Truckers, sits a song

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A rock ‘n’ roll two-fer: Hold Steady and Drive-By Truckers hit the road together

Of all the storytelling rock ‘n’ roll frontmen out there, Craig Finn and Patterson Hood probably spend more time than anyone singing and talking about

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8 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

Righteous Paths

The Drive-By Truckers' live shows once played like a songwriters-in-the-round session with electric guitars and increasingly empty bottles of Jack Daniels. Then Jason Isbell came along -- and it only got better.

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Drive-By Truckers: 19 March 2008 - Toronto

These days, the Drive-By Truckers are nearly revolutionary in their refusal to treat their music as ironic, as some kind of joyless, angsty joke. No, the Truckers live for this stuff.

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Drive-By Truckers: The Burrs in Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Saddle

The Truckers earned universal acclaim for their well-crafted rock albums and raucous live shows, but 2008 marks a new era. PopMatters talks with Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood.

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Drive-By Truckers: Brighter Than Creation’s Dark

Although they haven't lost a step since Jason Isbell left, the Drive-By Truckers' seventh album doesn't know when to say when.

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Jason Isbell: Sirens of the Ditch

Debut solo album from ex-Drive-By Trucker is a slickly produced record of conservative hard rock and country-tinged balladry whose polish floats a little too far from his former band's grungier orbit.

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3 Apr 2007 // 3:48 AM

Drive-By Truckers bring a little Southern comfort

Led by a triumvirate of guitarists/singers/songwriters in Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley and Jason Isbell, the Drive-By Truckers are distinctively Southern—the band originated

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Drive-By Truckers: A Blessing and a Curse

A Blessing and a Curse continues to distance itself from the Truckers' "Lynyrd Skynyrd with a higher IQ" roots, drawing from both the Replacements and the Rolling Stones for its rock 'n' roll sound.

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5 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

A great band on an off day is still better than some bands on their best. Here's proof...

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