Friday, July 02, 2010

DBT Week in Review - 7/2/2010


Check out the first picture on the right column next to the article:

New stars in alignment at First Ave |

Urban Dictionary: mary winkler

Drive-By Truckers: The Secret To A Happy Ending | I Listen So You Don't Have To

Alabama Ass Whuppin': An Interview with Patterson Hood

Pearl Jam - Ten Club Community

Day 31 Drive By Truckers - George, WA

Drive-By Truckers Roll With Their Country Influences

Review: Drive-By Truckers at Cain’s Ballroom | Blogs

Drive-by Truckers live 6/26 | Photo 68/74 | Metromix Jackson

Facebook | Joiful Memories Photography's Photos - Drive-By Truckers

welfare music: Patterson Hood - King Kong '76

Various Artists: Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs Of John Prine | Music | Review | The A.V. Club:
"Unsurprisingly, “Daddy’s Little Pumpkin” fits Drive-By Truckers like a Bud in a can-cozy"

Living With Music: A Playlist by Michael Koryta - Paper Cuts Blog -
"11) A Ghost to Most, the Drive-By Truckers. “I guess I’ll never grow sideburns, it’s a shame with all I’ve got to go between.” A just consistently great band, by turns funny and dark, but always sharp and always rocking. “So Cold the River” features a bright but resentful country boy, prone to flashes of temper, and the Drive-By Truckers and Reckless Kelly became the heart of my soundtrack for those point-of-view portions."

Vic Chesnutt: When the Bottom Fell Out | Spin Magazine Online:
"A few hours after I meet Gelb, the Drive-by Truckers' Patterson Hood is onstage at the 40 Watt Club, in front of a crowd more in the mood for a raucous wake than a reverent memorial. Hood saw Chesnutt for the first time at the 40 Watt back in the mid-'90s and was blown away.

'Pretty much from the first song, I stood there with my mouth gaping open, amazed,' he tells me later. 'It was almost like a religious experience. He had this fearlessness about exposing things about himself or his feelings about things that might make people cringe or make his grandmama cry, but he could write about the most dark, primal stuff and still somehow be funny.'"

DBT refuses that long journey to the middle | Beyond the Trestle:
"As this little rambling comes to a close, I can’t help but extend the Truckers’ experience in the music world to the lives that we all lead. Today may be shitty. Yesterday may have been a trial. But, if you work hard, take a few chances, and trust your skills, you too could end up with the success you deserve. Or at least you will know you did the things that were true to your soul. Cooley, Hood and the rest of you, thanks for the lesson."

Petty & Heartbreakers: America's greatest rock 'n' roll band:
"When Patterson Hood finished singing, he laid his guitar down on stage, still plugged in and walked off. He was followed, one-by-one, by Mike Cooley and the rest of the band, leaving the stage empty when the music ended. Wow."

Petty and the Heartbreakers at their best when they stick to the hits -
"Openers the Drive-By Truckers, a club-level band with the spirit of a '70s Southern rock act, likely earned a few new followers with their performance.

They delivered a roaring, hourlong set with far more energy — and a far higher volume — than most stage-warmers. Kudos to Petty for letting them really crank it."

YouTube - Drive-By Truckers Acoustic at Harvest Records -- Record Store Day

Lights out | Rock Candy | Arkansas Times:
"The crowd left drenched, but happy, after seeing one of the better rock shows to come through Little Rock since the last time the band was in town."




Music I Fucking Love

Jeff Soileau posted his song "Muscle Shoals" on Patterson's Facebook page earlier this week. His son, Evan, created the video. Both song and video are very fine work. The first line is such a large part of the lore of the Shoals. So many variations of that story and not at all a myth. I've seen catfish 4-5 feet in length and so old that they had algae growing on their backs.

The rest of the tune is a great history lesson of Northwest, AL.

Yes, we were very close to being Detroit. Very close.

Here's the vid....

Check out more tunes from Jeff...

jeff soileau on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

BUT, what really captured my fancy about this tune was the vocalist, Lera Lynn. An Athens native (wtf is in the water down their, seriously... Athen's should have its own MTV).

I couldn't be more enamored with this woman. I've always been a sucker for female songstresses but, lawdy, I've been listening to her all week long. No, it doesn't hurt that she OMG beautiful (hey, I think Shakira is beautiful too, but if she opens her mouth and the volume is still on, I'm reaching for a bat to smash things and knitting needles to puncture my ear drums) BUT, she also is a mighty fine strummer (been trying to copy her all week w/0 much luck) and her voice is this ethereal soul-rangy perfection.

So, yes, I'm musically smitten. This is what makes music so very special. It is like finding magic that's been there all along. Keeps hope alive.

Makes me want to move to Athens... and y'all know my going-back-to-the-south issues. Powerful stuff.

Check out Lera Lynn:

lera lynn on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

I've played this about 3o times this week. I'm really digging the production by AthensSoundies, too. This video moans 'Athens'. Porch singing, summer rain on broad, green leaves...



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If you liked it then you should of put a ring on it... oh-oh ohohoh-oh.


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