Drive By Truckers

Drive By Truckers

Genre

Alternative

Biography

Flaunting a mix of Southern pride, erudite lyrics, and a muscled three-guitar attack, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected alternative country-rock acts of the 2000s. Led by frontman Patterson Hood and featuring a rotating cast of Georgia and Alabama natives, the band celebrated the South while refusing to paint over its spotty past. History, folklore, politics, and character studies all shared equal space in the Truckers catalog, which offered up its first blast of gutsy, twangy rock with 1998’s Gangstabilly. However, it was the band’s ambitious double-disc concept album, The Southern Rock Opera, that became its unlikely magnum opus. A two-act affair, the album explored Hood’s fascination with 1970s Southern rock (specifically Lynyrd Skynyrd) while tackling the cultural contradictions of the region, and it helped lay the groundwork for much of the band’s subsequent work.

Featured Songs

Song Title Val's Playlist Genre Tempo Length Hear Song
I Do Believe Rock 3:31 Hear Song
I Do Believe Take the Short Cut Rock 3:31 Hear Song
Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife Taste of Lollapalooza 1 Rock 3:05 Hear Song

Featured Albums

Go-Go Boots (Deluxe Edition)

Go-Go Boots (Deluxe Edition)

  • Genre: Rock
  • Similar Vibe: Springsteen, Don Henley, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams
  • Valslist Favorite Tracks: 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 14
  • Release Date: 2.15.11
The Big To-Do

The Big To-Do

  • Genre: Alternative
  • Release Date: 3.16.10

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