Friday, April 02, 2010

DBT Week in Review - 4/2/10


Swampland:A Drive By Truckers Secret Weapon: The Jenn Bryant Interview:
"Behind every successful band or artist there are at least several individuals behind the scenes who prove instrumental in the artist’s accomplishments. In the case of The Drive By Truckers, Jenn Bryant (along with Traci Thomas) operates as one of those rare folks. Not only has she known Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley over 20 years, but, like them, she’s an Alabama native. She knows the lore of Muscle Shoals and served in the trenches with artists like Johnny Sandlin, John Bell and Bloodkin."

Top Chef host DBT fan?

Twitter / Tom Colicchio: Drive by truckers on Fallo ...


Damn right! DBT and the Teamsters!

New Drive-By Truckers Song | International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)

Drive-By Truckers Video Contest | Teamster Magazine:
"The Drive-By Truckers, a great rock band out of Athens, Georgia, has a video contest that we thought would appeal to Teamsters.

Here’s a description from the contest web site: “We’ve all had tough jobs from time to time, some longer than others, and we wanted to hear from you about your experience in the work place. We’d like you to make a short video that shows us what it’s like to have your job and upload it to YouTube. Keep it to 3 minutes.”

With 1.4 million members in a variety of jobs not seen in any other union, a Teamster should be a lock to win this contest, right? We’ll be keeping our eyes on YouTube to see if any Teamsters enter."

The Drive-By Truckers’ Balancing Act - Interview - Americana and roots music - No Depression

Mike Cooley talks about the Drive-By Truckers and their latest album, ‘The Big To-Do’ - The Boston Globe

Drive By Truckers – The Big To-Do - Stereo Subversion - Need We Say More? - Reviews - CDs- Drive-By Truckers: The Big To-Do

Drive By Truckers’, The Big To-Do | Skope Entertainment Inc


Friday’s Five 1 | SONIC BOOMERS

1. Drive-By Truckers, The Big To-Do (ATO): Like The Clash, for their hard core of followers, these Athens-based roots Americana rockers are the last band that matters, and on their tenth and latest album (the first for Dave Matthews' label), the five-piece group take that role to heart.

A great collection of DBT related articles on Swampland.

Swampland:Six Degrees of Swampland: Drive-By Truckers


DBT with Mojo Nixon:

Facebook | Outlaw Country Rocks!!'s Photos - Wall Photos


SXSW 2010: Drive-By Truckers | DIY TV | DIY - Daily Music News, Reviews, MP3s, Videos & Features:
"Drive-By Truckers' Mike Cooley hung out with us for a while at Stubbs in Austin before they played that evening."


The Drive-By Truckers rip it up on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon | Vancouver, Canada |
"I'm officially declaring it the best guitar-rock song of the last decade. If you can think of anything more deserving, please let me know."


A great historical piece by Sloan @ Southernshelther


Booker T.

Dig that DBT is now a part of Booker's bio. Sweet.

Booker T. - SFJAZZ Spring Season 2010 Tickets at Herbst Theatre, 4/23/2010 - SF Gate:
"Booker T. Jones is the perhaps the greatest organist in R&B history. His band, Booker T. & the MG’s, was the heart and soul of Stax Records, the legendary ‘60s label. Besides generating instrumentals like “Green Onions” and “Time Is Tight,” the MG’s also served as the house band for nearly every vocal session at the label’s studios, backing artists like Sam & Dave, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett on their greatest hits. Apart from his storied legacy at Stax, Booker T. has also produced and played with an array of respected artists including Willie Nelson and Bill Withers. Always a soft-spoken, elegant man, Jones re-emerged in 2009 with Potato Hole, a tasty collaboration with the Southern rock group Drive-By Truckers. This hard-hitting record will remind you why Booker T. was a major influence on ‘60s English “mod” groups like The Who and The Small Faces. Critically acclaimed, it scored a Grammy Award this year, for Best Pop Instrumental Album."

Secret to a Happy Ending

Woodruff Arts Center tickets:
"The Secret to a Happy Ending
14th St. Playhouse Main Stage

14th Street Playhouse - Main Stage
April 23, 2010 at 7:30pm
General Admission

The Secret to a Happy Ending does for Athens-based band the Drive-By Truckers what I Am Trying To Break Your Heart did for Wilco and Some Kind of Monster did for Metallica. Like the terrific all-access, behind-the-scenes band documentaries that preceded it, The Secret to a Happy Ending shows the Drive-By Truckers at their most vulnerable, a three critical year chronicle of touring and recording a band overcoming trauma and surviving a near breakup—all while also searching for an ever-elusive happy ending.

Ticket Prices: $50.00 ; $40.00 for Atlanta Film Festival 365 members(must show ID in person or order online with appropriate promo code) ; All tickets are subject to 8% sales tax and a $4.00 service fee per ticket.


14th Street Playhouse
173 14th Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309"

Scott Baxendale

YouTube - Bax Guitar Build Short:
"A short version of Scott Baxendale building Mike Cooley's (Drive-By Truckers) custom Acoustic guitar.

Bax also provides the music track."


Brent Best

Facebook | Videos Posted by The Kessler: "Resurrecting The Kessler" - Brent Best


Garrin Benfield

Garrin use to proctor law exams for me a few years back. Quite the talent. Go check him out on his East side tour:

Garrin Benfield Announces 15 Date East Coast Tour on JamBase:
"Originally hailing from Katonah, NY, Garrin Benfield has been based in San Francisco since 1997. Garrin has been touring nationally since 2000, playing his own well regarded solo and full band shows, as well as opening for and playing with such artists as Boz Scaggs, Dan Bern, and Rickie Lee Jones. Garrin has gained notice as a road warrior, playing 150 shows in 2008 and 2009 at some of the best venues and festivals around the country.

Garrin has four independently released albums under his belt. His most recent, Where Joy Kills Sorrow (Zacksongs), received national radio exposure and universally positive reviews. Garrin's second CD, Nowhere is Brighter, features Bonnie Raitt's band backing him up. Recently, Garrin has been focusing on solo performances that are anything but your typical acoustic act. Fiery and unpredictable, Garrin insists on reinterpreting his music every night, infusing a healthy dose of improvisation and instrumental guitar explorations into his shows. He is also regarded as a master of the looping technology that allows him to build arrangements on stage, right in front of the audience, without a net!"


Hilarity via Jenn B.

Prepare to laugh your ass off

It Was Just Here A Second Ago - This is Photobomb


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