Friday, May 08, 2009

DBT Week in Review - 5/8/09 Blogs - Patterson Hood MySpace Blog:

"Cracker, the group that veritably introduced brash irreverence and irony into alt-rock, are back and in top form on their 429 Records debut, Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey.

Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers duets with Lowery on the swampy, folk-Americana of “Friends,” a drunken tale of dysfunctional but loving friendship.

You can listen to 'Friends' at the Cracker link below!"

Q&A With David Lowery:

"I know that you’ve worked with Adam Duritz before, but how did you end up pulling in Patterson Hood and John Doe to help out on the new record?

We recorded the record in Athens, Ga., with David Barbe. David works with Drive-By Truckers. We were thinking of guests and thought Patterson would be perfect for the song “Friends.” We sent Patterson the song, and he loved it. A few weeks later when he got home from tour, he came in and sang it. We have, of course, known Patterson for years. Our good friend from Richmond, Wes Freed, has been doing the Drive-By Truckers’ artwork and promoting their Richmond shows since the very beginning of the band. John Doe has played at our Campout, and CVB and Cracker have shared the bill with X many times. After writing “We All Shine A Light,” I thought John would be perfect to sing the song with me. I mean, all those X songs with John and Exene; the long held notes with the static harmony against it. Similar approach. Plus John is the kind of guy that gets it when I say, “I want to do a song celebrating tolerance and multiculturalism, and I want to do it by singing about the Peshawar Panthers Cricket Team.”"

Jazz News: Seeger Birthday Bash Review: Review:

"There were newer songs, too, including a biting Cajun vamp, “Dear Mr. President,' performed by a band including Michael Franti and Patterson Hood. The song mocked former President George W. Bush and ended with a plea to Obama: “Now Mr. President you inherited a mess. But fixing things is what you do best."


Professor Patterson Hood? on Blurt Online

According to the Bible, the seven signs of the Apocalypse include war, famine, disease, hatred, crime and earthquakes, but BLURT's crack team of Biblical historians have uncovered the long lost eighth sign that Judgement Day may be near:

Patterson Hood is lecturing today at Princeton University.

The always-affable frontman of the Drive-By Truckers is meeting with American Studies students to kick off "Radio Free Dixie (Or, De Dirty South Broke-down): A Symposium on New South Sounds & Culture," a free two-day event that formally begins this Friday, May 8, which will attempt to examine the influence of rock musicians, artists, scholars, politicians, spiritual figures and critics that emerged from the Southeast region of the United States during the late 20th and early 21st centuries.



"this is the last call for DEXATEENS PRE ORDERS for our forthcoming record, SINGLEWIDE. All pre orders recieve a free silkscreened poster, designed by the band. i posted a photo of the poster on our pictures. if you are interested, go to the skybucket website

we are going on tour and we are real excited. see you then."


You can download Centro-matic's live set from the Austin City Limits Festival in 2006. This link will be good for 7 days."

Band of the Week: Bloodkin :: Features Music :: Articles :: Paste:
"“Like most artists,” writes friend, admirer and Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood in the liner notes of Bloodkin’s new album, Baby, They Told Us We Would Rise Again, “they can and have been their own worst enemy"


Ean Evans, Lynyrd Skynyrd Bassist, Dead At 48:

"COLUMBUS, Miss. — Bassist Donald 'Ean' Evans of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd has died after a battle with cancer.

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said Evans died Wednesday at his home in eastern Mississippi. He was 48.

In a statement posted on the band said, 'It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of longtime Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Ean Evans. Ean put up a valiant battle with an aggressive form of cancer and he will be sorely missed by family, friends and fans.'"

Cat Stevens accuses Coldplay of stealing one of his tunes, Foreigner Suite, for Viva La Vida | The Sun |Showbiz|Bizarre


Woodstock veterans to headline anniversary show:

"Some performers from the 1969 Woodstock concert will get back to the garden for a 40th anniversary show this summer.

On the bill for Aug. 15 are The Levon (LEE'-vahn) Helm Band, Jefferson Starship, Big Brother and the Holding Co., Ten Years After, Canned Heat, Mountain, and Country Joe McDonald."

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