Drive-By Truckers

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English Oceans, the 12th release by Athens, Georgia's Drive-By Truckers, is an elegantly balanced and deeply engaged new effort that finds the group refreshed and firing on all cylinders. All but one of the collection's 13 new songs, written by singer-guitarists and co-founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, were recorded during 13 days of sessions in August 2013 with longtime producer David Barbe. Six of the songs were the result of a burst of writing activity by Cooley. "I had time

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REVIEW: Drive-by Truckers at Riverfront Live 

The Cincinnati venue was the first of a long stretch of tour dates throughout the U.S., and as the band took the stage, you could see a sort of rejuvenation in Paterson Hood and Mike Cooley.

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Jason Isbell Returns to Cincinnati 

Jason Isbell is on his way to legend status. I first discovered Isbell in 2013. The amount of times that I have listened to “Elephant” and bawled my eyes out is off the charts.  Isbell was a part of the Drive-By Truckers from 2001 until 2007. He released his first solo album in...

Bonnaroo: How a Giant Looks at Fifteen 

For a decade and a half now, Bonnaroo has stood alone on the American festival scene. Although other American festivals have higher annual attendance (Lollapalooza regularly breaks 100,000) or pull rarer gets (even entering its tamer years, Coachella still reigns supreme for reunions), only...

Neighborhood Venues of Cincinnati: The Southgate House Revival 

When The Southgate House Revival opened in Newport on October 12, 2012, it was not just the soul of one of Cincinnati’s greatest musical institutions that found new life. The red brick building, which celebrates its sesquicentennial this year, dates to 1866, and was home to Grace Methodist...

Preview: Drive-By Truckers Come Alive at Bogart’s 

Lennon and McCartney. Leiber and Stoller. Strong and Whitfield. Hood and Cooley. After twenty years barnstorming America with their meticulously crafted story-songs and marathon live shows, it’s not really much of a stretch to include that last pair with the first three. Patterson Hood and...

Get Your Country On With Buckle Up 

We’re barely rested from this past weekend’s Bunbury Music Festival, but Bunbury founder Bill Donabedian has another helping of music for us. This weekend (July 18-19-20) is the inaugural Buckle Up Music Festival, celebrating country and folk music at Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point &...

Full Buckle Up Festival Lineup + Schedule Announced! 

The inaugural three-day Buckle Up Music Festival unveiled their full schedule and lineup including Alabama, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, The Band Perry and many more! The event takes place along the Ohio River at Yeatmans Cove and Sawyer Point July 18-20....

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Interview With Southern Rockers: Drive By Truckers You’re into a new tour, coming on the re-release of Alabama Ass Whuppin’ .. can fans expect the unexpected? Any surprises you can clue us in on?Patterson Hood: If I tell you, then it's not unexpected. Everyone will know. The shows have been extra fun this year. The band is...