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Drive-By Truckers in the studio

The Drive-By Truckers have headed to Athens, Georgia this summer to record their 8th studio album.  They're recording in Chase Park Transduction’s Studio A.  Longtime Athens producer David Barbe will produce and engineer the record, which follows 2006’s A Blessing and a Curse.

Recording began in June, and the band is shooting for release in early 2008.

DBT news straight from Patterson

Here's a word from Patterson Hood:


"Just wanted to touch base.
First off, i would like to thank everyone who came out last week and supported our band.  It was a great tour for us with a minimum of bumps and some amazing highlights.  Thanks to everyone who extended hospitality and made us feel so welcome in their towns.

Coming up we are playing Chattanooga this weekend and in a couple of weeks are playing 3 nights opening for the Allman Brothers.  I have some solo dates in late August and a trip out to the west coast and to Texas in September.

Next week we will be in the studio completing our next studio album.  We're already about 2/3 done and it has gone exceptionally great, as we've cut a ton of new songs and the bar is really high on this one.  Many folks have already heard some of the new songs (although we've kept a few under wraps too) and we've been really happy with the response we've been getting out there. I think Cooley has really outdone himself this time.

While we're on the subject of album releases, I'd like to remind everyone who hasn't already grabbed it, Jason Isbell's long awaited solo album is out now and getting rave reviews from all over. I am listed as a co-producer and most of the band plays on it in various forms.  The album is called Sirens of the Ditch and is out now on New West Records.  He's playing about a thousand dates so go check out his great band and show.

In October we will play the third and final leg of our "The Dirt Underneath Tour" which puts us in a mostly acoustic and somewhat stripped down mode for an evening of stories and songs.  Tour dates are up now and the tour will take us to some of our favorite towns and maybe a couple of new ones also.

After this tour it will probably be a really long time before we do this again, so I highly recommend you checking it out if you haven't already.  It's been a really special thing for us and has had an incalculable influence on our next album which will be coming out on New West Records in the very first part of 2008.

Guess that does it for now. Thanks again for everyone's continued support and love.

See you at The Swamp Show.
Patterson Hood
Drive-By Truckers



July 28 – Chattanooga, TN – K Fest @ Ross Landing

Aug 10 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ The Allman Brothers Band

Aug 11 – Raleigh, NC – Alltel Pavilion w/ The Allman Brothers Band

Aug 12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ The Allman Brothers Band

Oct 12 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre

Oct 13 – New Orleans – Tipitina's

Oct 14 – College Station, TX – Big State Festival at the Texas World Speedway (this will be a ROCK SHOW)

Oct 16 – Tulsa, OK – Cain's Ballroom

Oct 17 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre

Oct 18 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre

Oct 19 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

Oct 20 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre

Oct 22 – Chicago, IL – Park West

Oct 24 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom & Tavern

Oct 25 – State College, PA – The State Theatre

Oct 26 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

Oct 27 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

Oct 28 – Baltimore, MD – Ram's Head Live


Patterson Hood Solo Dates:

Aug 24 – Birmingham AL – Birmingham Museum of Art – Art On The Rocks

Aug 25 – Athens GA – Melting Point with Bo Bedingfield

Sep 6 – Seattle WA – Tractor Tavern

Sep 7 – Bellingham WA – NightLight Lounge

Sep 8 – Portland OR – Dante's (Part of Big Fest)

Sep 11 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall

Sep 12 – Los Angeles, CA The Hotel Cafe

Sep 16 – Austin TX – Austin City Limits Festival 

Isbell to release solo album, tour in July

Accomplished guitarist and songwriter Jason Isbell, formerly of the Drive By Truckers (DBT), releases his debut solo album Sirens Of The Ditch, on July 10, 2007 from New West Records.  Elements of rock, blues and soul are evident in the 11 diverse songs, all penned by Isbell.  From the rock driven opener “Brand New Kind Of Actress” to the tender “Dress Blues” Isbell’s gift for song writing and striking lyrics is apparent.  Listeners got caught glimpses of Isbell’s skills on DBT records with tracks like “Danko/Manuel” and “Outfit.”

Sirens Of The Ditch’s mystical quality can be partially attributed to the FAME recording studio (Aretha Franklin, Duane Allman, Otis Redding) in Isbell’s hometown of Muscle Shoals, AL where the album was recorded.

“A lot of old soul musicians came through here in the late ’60s and ’70s and helped define the Muscle Shoals sound,” the lifelong Alabamian explains, “so that influence was always in my environment, but on this record I really tried to capture that.”

Co-produced by Isbell and Patterson Hood (DBT), Sirens Of The Ditch features Isbell singing lead vocals and playing guitar throughout, joined by Shonna Tucker (DBT) on bass and Brad Morgan (DBT) on drums.  Several musicians pop in for cameos including Spooner Oldham and David Hood (Patterson’s father) on “Down In A Hole,” John Neff (DBT) on “Dress Blues” and Patterson himself guests on “Shotgun Wedding.”

Isbell and his band of Muscle Shoals musicians recently appeared on dates with Son Volt, where, according to the Boston Globe, he delivered a “superbly crisp 45 miinute set of powerful anthems…”

A U.S. tour is planned for this summer kicking off July 9th with preview shows in Little Rock, AR (6/20), Memphis, TN (6/21) and Chicago (6/22).  Additional dates will be announced soon.

Sirens of the Ditch track listing:

1. Brand New Kind Of Actress
2. Down In A Hole
3. Try
4. Chicago Promenade
5. Dress Blues
6. Grown
7. Hurricanes and Hand Grenades
8. In A Razor Town
9. Shotgun Wedding
10. The Magician
11. The Devil Is My Running Mate

Drive-By Truckers, Perpetual Groove to headline AtheFest 2007

Verizon Wireless presents AthFest 2007 June 20-24, 2007, in historic downtown Athens, GA.  This annual family-friendly music and arts festival presents over 150 bands and artists, representing the best in local, regional, and nationally recognized Athens-based talent, on two outdoor stages and in an evening “club crawl.”  

Most outdoor events, including KidsFest, are free of charge.  Wristbands for the club crawl are only $15. 

Since 1997, the mission of AthFest has been to educate citizens and visitors about the music and arts scene of Athens, GA, and to showcase the incredible musicians, artists, businesses and residents of the Athens community.    

Perpetual Groove, one of the most popular experimental jam bands on the Athens scene, will headline the outdoor stages on Friday, June 22nd at 9:00 P.M.  Perpetual Groove recently released their third album, LIVELOVEDIE

Power pop trio, The Whigs, will headline on Saturday, June 23rd at 9:00 PM.  Rolling Stone once called them “the best unsigned band in America” while Relix Magazine named them “the next big thing from Athens.”  

Southern rockers Drive-By Truckers, one of the most highly acclaimed bands to emerge from the Athens music scene, will close the festival on Sunday, June 24th at 7:00 PM. 

Each year, Ghostmeat Records releases a compilation in conjunction with AthFest.  This year there will be two AthFest compilations. AthFest 2007 will be pressed onto CD and will be released on May 1, 2007.  AthFest 2007 Volume Two will be released on June 19, 2007, and will only be available via digital download at i-Tunes and other digital retailers. 

Full track listing can be found at www.athfest.com.

Black Crowes, Drive-By Truckers, Robert Randolph serve up guitarfest in Nashville

There was no doubt that a night filled with music by southern rock icons the Black Crowes and the Drive-By Truckers would deliver.  In fact, this tour throughout the early summer has been lighting fires to venues across America.  Robert Randolph and the Family Band have also played on most of the dates as the third band on the monstrous bill.

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Drive-By Truckers announce fall tour dates

The Drive-By Truckers have announced their fall tour dates.  In support will be Bobby Bare Jr. in September, and they'll be on the road in October with The Drams


Thur Aug 3
Milwaukee, WI – North (Rock) Stage on the Summerfest Grounds w/ The Black Crowes and Robert Randolph

Fri Aug 4
Indianapolis, IN – The Lawn @ White River w/ The Black Crowes and Robert Randolph

Sat Aug 5
Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center w/ The Black Crowes and Robert Randolph

Sun Aug 6
Somerset, WI – Float Rite Amphitheater w/ The Black Crowes and Robert Randolph

Thu Aug 10
Jackson Hole, WY – Snowking Amphitheater w/ The Black Crowes and Robert Randolph

Fri Aug 11
Park City, UT – Suede (DBT only)

Sat Aug 12
Denver, CO – Red Rocks w/ The Black Crowes and Robert Randolph

Sun Aug 27
Los Angeles, CA – Sunset Junction

Fri Sept 1
Helotes, TX – Floores Country Store (outdoors) w/Cross Canadian Ragweed

Sat Sept 2
Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater w/Cross Canadian Ragweed

Sun Sept 3
Ft. Worth, TX – Billy Bobs Texas w/Cross Canadian Ragweed

Thu Sept 14
Macon, GA – Capitol Theatre w/Bobby Bare Jr.

Fri Sept 15
Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre w/Bobby Bare Jr.

Sat Sept 16
Charleston, SC – Charleston Music & Heritage Festival

Sun Sept 17
Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues w/Bobby Bare Jr.

Tue Sept 19
Boston, MA – Avalon Ballroom w/Bobby Bare Jr.

Wed Sept 20
Northampton, MA – Pearl Street w/Bobby Bare Jr.

Thu Sept 21
New York, NY – Webster Hall w/Bobby Bare Jr.

Fri Sept 22
Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts w/Bobby Bare Jr.

Sat Sept 23
Baltimore, MD – V Fest

Tue Sept 26
State College, PA – Crowbar (or TBA) w/ Bobby Bare Jr.

Wed Sept 27
Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club w/Bobby Bare Jr.

Fri Sept 29
Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre w/Bobby Bare Jr.

Sat Sept 30
Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium w/Bobby Bare Jr.

Sun Oct 8
San Francisco, CA – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Fri Oct 13
Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall w/The Drams

Sat Oct 14
Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues w/The Drams

Sun Oct 15
Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small's w/The Drams

Wed Oct 18
Toronto, ONT – Phoenix Concert Theatre w/The Drams

Thu Oct 19
Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom w/The Drams

Fri Oct 20
Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre w/The Drams

Sat Oct 21
Louisville, KY – Brown Theatre w/The Drams

Tue Oct 24
Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Nightclub w/The Drams

Wed Oct 25
St. Louis, MO – Mississippi Nights w/The Drams

Thu Oct 26
Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium w/The Drams

Fri Oct 27
Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre w/The Drams

Sat Oct 28
New Orleans, LA – VooDoo Fest

Jan 2 -7, 2007
The MSC Opera – Jam Cruise 5