Posts Tagged ‘Drive By Truckers’

Patterson Hood – Onward Out The Window (Caledonia Lounge 11/4/2009)

Who likes theme posts? Do you like theme posts? Well lucky for you, you’re in the middle of a string of them. This one is simply incredible! Perfect fucking sound, great stories, and very interesting setlist. In fact, this is the first of 3 weekly shows hood is currently performing at The Caledonia Lounge in Athens, GA. This one he billed as “Onward Out The Window (new and used songs stripped down to piano and guitar)”, and that’s exactly what you get. Stripped down familiar songs, and a few new ones. This is really a can’t miss for Patterson fans and Drive-By Truckers fans. Some amazing renditions on here, perfectly augmented by simply an acoustic guitar and piano/organ while Patterson embellishes each song with stories and anecdotes he has become famous for. A really intimate show.

Patterson currently has a new album out called Murding Oscar, and this wednesday at The Caledonia he will be performing his 3rd show, the “rock show” with his backing band The Belvederes. If you are in the area I would make sure not to miss it.
Also don’t forget about the new DBT odds & ends album The Fine Print

An Acoustic Evening With Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (8/4/2009)

By request here, a Jason Isbell show from this past august. This is all acoustic, and it’s damn good. Sound is a B+ because there is some low level chatter throughout, but really nothing to make this unlistenable. Performance is a solid A+. A Very good evening of acoustic music from Mr. Isbell and his 400 Unit. Includes extended cuts of Danko/Manuel, Goddamn Lonely Love (an amazingly soulful version I might add…a must hear), Decoration Day and Thank God For The TVA (which was recently released on the killer DBT odd’s & ends album The Fine Print). Now that was all said to lure you DBT fans in who might be on the fence about Isbell’s solo career. I will say this, his latest self titled album is one of the finest albums I’ve heard this year. It’s definitely a slow grower…..but it sticks with you and reveals an album that will be listened to for many years to come.

An Acoustic Evening with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

Drive By Truckers – Lookout Mountain (Zombie Version) (Vid)

I hadn’t intended to post anything else today, but when I saw this vid that TwangNation ( posted on twitter, well I just had to post it here.

McMurtry winner, Ray Wylie Hubbard movie, Wrinkle Neck Mules, new Scott Miller track, Carolyn Mark & NQ Arbuckle, etc

  • jridgeway was the winner of the McMurtry CD/DVD. Thanks all for commenting and entering. Some great lyrics posted, some I have overlooked and will now be listening to more closely
  • Wrinkle Neck Mules latest album Let The Lead Fly was pushed back to to October 20th release date. That’s next Tuesday. It says in that story that it’s a great album for fall driving through the mountains…..true statement, as I have come to the same conclusion.
  • Scott Miller has a new track that will be available for download on his site and help fund his upcoming album. I don’t have the specifics cause dammit I lost the email. In the meantime, enjoy some of the killer vids he has made on his site.
  • Just wanted to give a heads up for the Carolyn Mark and NQ Arbuckle album Let’s Just Stay Here which comes out tomorrow. Carolyn is half of canadian supergroup The Corn Sisters (with Neko Case), and as you know, NQ Arbuckle made one of my favorite albums of 2008. The album also features an unexpected cameo from fellow canadian Corb Lund.

Johnny Cash Tribute – Austin City Limits Festival 9-20-03

Well like I said in my guest post over at High Noon Saloon, this year seems to be the year for tribute and cover albums… what better time to post this Johnny Cash Tribute from just a week after his death back in 2003 (damn, has it been that long :( ). I’ve actually been sitting on this one for a while, but I had no information on it, and it was one long track. I’m not even sure where or when I got it, but it seems to me like I’ve had it since about late 2003 sometime. After some detective work I was finally able to figure out the venue, then the correct artists, even found a nice little review of the show. It’s not the best recording, but I think it’s significant enough to matter. I mean where else are you going to get a version of Mike Cooley singing “Give My Love To Rose” (my personal highlight of this set), or DBT and Old 97’s on the same show for that matter?

Johnny Cash Tribute

Drive By Truckers – The Dirt Underneath Iowa 10-18-07

Killer little DBT boot here from there just wrapped up (I think) Dirt Underneath tour. Now if you don’t know, the Dirt Underneath tour was a laid back tour (hence the sit down performances) and featured Soul Session legend Spooner Oldham. There are a few new songs on here worth checking out too, not to mention some seldom heard oldies… my favorites “panties in your purse” and “tails facing up”. Can’t wait for the new album to come out. It’s called “Brighter Than Creation’s Dark” and it’s due to be released January 22nd of ‘08.

Downlaod DBT – The Dirt Underneath I O W A here

Drive-By Truckers – Alabama Ass Whoopin’ (out of print)

By Request, the out of print, ass-kickin’, early DBT live album “Alabama Ass Whoopin’”. This is worth having only for the intro to 18 Wheels of Love. The other stuff is good too, but that intro is legendary…..epic….one for the ages.

I got a request earlier for this, so here it is. Hope you guys enjoy.

Drive-By Truckers – Alabama Ass Whoopin’

Drive-By Truckers – KEXP Seattle 7-3-07

This is a fantastic recording from a little over a week ago of the Drive-By Truckers on KEXP in Seattle, Washington playing new songs (and one old one) and talking about the forthcoming album. They were in town to play Willie’s 4th of July picnic at The Gorge in Seattle. This is a really good recording, and fans will want to snatch this up. Really diggin’ the new songs on here.
BTW, former trucker Jason Isbell’s solo album was released this week – Available Here

Drive By Truckers – Texas Bootleg Video, May 14th 2004

WOW!, found this while I was poking around youtube. Its a full concert of DBT from May 14th, 2004. It’s really good too, excellent video AND audio. Here’s the info from videogoogle:
Drive-By Truckers: Texas Bootleg “Texas Bootleg”
Concert Series. was on-hand to record Drive-By
Truckers as they capped-off a … all » two-night stand at The Parish in Austin,
TX on November 13, 2004. In a word, the show was “awesome.”

Set List:
The Buford Stick, Ronnie And Neil, Do It Yourself, Never Gonna Change, Lookout
Mountain, Puttin’ People On The Moon, Where The Devil Don’t Stay, Nine Bullets,
Let There Be Rock, & Play It All Night Long.

Here’s your chance to
experience the show. Enjoy, play it loud.

A Truer Sampler 04 – Drive By Truckers

Now this one was incredibly hard to whittle down, they have so many good songs. And I don’t want to hear any crap about the artwork either….I tried and tried and that’s the best I could come up with…I just went for the cheese factor like their early album covers :P ……besides, you can print it out and color it if you want. So I talk about DBT alot on here, they are one of my absolute favorite bands, they are actually THE band that restored my faith in new music. See I had kind of lost faith in new music sometime around ‘98/’99. I just couldn’t find anything that excited me, that is until I discovered the mighty Drive-By Truckers.
But before I get into that let me talk about the local record shop (RIP) I used to frequent. This is the same shop I would go buy all the SCOTS & Old 97’s albums and they had a killer section for this type of music that didn’t have a label on it because that was before anyone had settled on a proper name. Well anyway, this section on the CD rack was only about 4 rows of CD’s but it was all killer stuff, and sometimes I would just buy something from there to see what it sounded like. Well one of the CD’s they had in there that I must have picked up a gazilion times to look at but for some reason never bought was a CD called “Gangstabilly” by a group called “Drive-By Truckers”. Now I never bought it cause I thought it would be some cheesy cheesy music….novelty music. This is one of the biggest mistakes I have ever made concerning a music purchase. It wasn’t until years later that I heard about this strange band called Drive-By Truckers again….I had read a few reviews in a couple magazines of their album “Southern Rock Opera” which was highly spoken of. So I downloaded a few tracks (this was in Napster’s heyday) and was just blown away by songs like “Zip City” and “Ronnie and Neil”. I went out and bought “Southern Rock Opera” the next day. Now this was right before “Decoration Day” came out. When it did come out, I ran out and bought that too…..the day it was released…..which I have done with every one of their albums since. They were the first band I was genuinly excited about in years…..I felt like I was a young’n again just discovering music…..and they opened the door for me to dig deeper into new music and I started discovering all kinds of stuff I was not even aware was out there. And I’m still excited about music now, their’s in particular….and for that I would like to thank them.
I had to cut alot of good songs from this, some of my faves too like: Nine Bullets, Ronnie and Neil, One of These Days, Company I Keep, Sounds Better In A Song, Sinkhole, Where The Devil Don’t Stay, Cottenseed, Danko/Manual, Goddamn Lonely Love…..just too many to list that I had to cut, I could have easily made this a double discer…..but I would encerouge each and everyone of you, if you don’t already own them to go out and get everyone of their albums. If you only got the bread for a couple albums, then definitely at least get “Decoration Day” and “The Dirty South”. Those two are essential. After that get the DVD “Live at the 40 Watt”, then “Southern Rock Opera”, “Pizza Deliverance”, “Gangstabilly”, the amazing early live album “Alabam Ass Whoopin” & Patterson Hood’s solo album “Killers & Stars”….then if you like all that get “Blessing and a Curse”.
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