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Southern rockers Drive-By Truckers detailed their fall tour plans.
Jason Isbell reunited with his former Drive-By Truckers band mate Patterson Hood on Sunday night at Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon for two songs that also featured The 400 Unit.
The 2019 moe.down lineup finds moe. joined by Drive-By Truckers, Spafford, God Street Wine and more at Snow Ridge Ski Resort this July.
Drive-By Truckers band mates Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley announced new Dimmer Twins tour dates.
Drive-By Truckers’ guitarist/vocalist Patterson Hood will embark on a 13-date solo tour starting on November 29.
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About Patterson Hood
Patterson Hood grew up in Florence Alabama, across the Tennessee River from Muscle Shoals. Patterson began writing songs when he was in third grade and began playing guitar in bands at about 14. His father is David Hood of the legendary Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (Who played with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Cliff, Traffic, The Staple Singers, Bob Seger, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart…). In 1985 he began a band with college roommate Mike Cooley. The band, Adam’s House Cat, played together for six years, making an EP and a finished (but still unreleased) album Town Burned Down. They also were 1st Place Winners in Musician Magazine’s Best Unsigned Band Contest and their song “Smiling At Girls” appeared on Warner Bros./ Musician Compilation (Best of the BUBS) in 1988.
After Adam’s House Cat broke up, Cooley and Hood moved to Memphis and later to Auburn AL. playing shows as an acoustic duo (Virgil Kane) and in a band (Horse Pussy) before going separate ways. Hood settled in Athens GA. in early 1994, playing solo anywhere they would let him. In 1996 he and Cooley reunited and formed Drive-By Truckers. In 1998 they released their first of six albums to date and hit the road with a vengeance. Nearly 2000 shows later, Drive-By Truckers is one of the most critically acclaimed bands in America.
DBT first gained national recognition for their sprawling double CD Southern Rock Opera in 2001. Although initially released independently, SRO received a 4 star review from Rolling Stone Magazine and was eventually picked up by Lost Highway Records in 2002.
The making of Southern Rock Opera was a very turbulent period that nearly broke up the band and took its toll on all of the members’ personal lives. Hood went through a divorce during that period and, like the cliché goes, wrote a ton of new songs. Many of those songs ended up on Decoration Day but a separate (solo) album also emerged. Hood recorded Killers and Stars by himself in his kitchen in early March 2001. The album was never really intended for release, but a few homemade copies were burned and sold at solo shows and it became a bit of an underground collectable.
In 2004, Patterson decided to make Killers and Stars “officially” available by releasing it on New West Records (also home to DBT). The album is somewhat quieter and spookier than DBT’s releases, but it shares some of the same vibe and humor. Killers and Stars has 12 songs, simply featuring acoustic guitars, mandolin and harmony vocals. It features “Uncle Disney” which Patterson has been performing frequently at DBT shows, as well as “Old Timers Disease”, “Phil’s Transplant”, and Hood’s cover of Tom T. Hall’s “Pay No Attention To Alice”.
Patterson’s second solo release, MURDERING OSCAR (and other love songs), is nearly finished. The record features Patterson’s father David Hood, as well as Brad Morgan, David Barbe, John Neff and Don Chambers, Oreinda Fink of Azure Ray and Will Johnson and Scott Danbom from Centro-Matic. He plans to finish mixing in mid-December.
Patterson Hood plans to spend 2007 playing solo shows and writing new songs.
Watch Bob Weir perform Grateful Dead songs with Old Crow Medicine Show and “Deep Elem Blues” with Edie Brickell from Lockn’ 2019.
Widespread Panic kicks off their three-night run at the Ryman in Nashville with a number of bust outs from Neil Young, The Beatles and more.
Watch Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi join Trey Anastasio Band at Lockn’ festival 2019.
The String Cheese Incident will perform at Denver’s new Mission Ballroom as part of the band’s home state Thanksgiving Run 2019.
Watch Bob Weir appear onstage – on a couch – during Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s performance at the Lockn’ festival Thursday night.