We are nearly upon the only Georgia tour date for the Athens based Drive-By Truckers as they roll their tour bus into the Garden City, Augusta, Georgia. They perform as part of the Riverwalk Revival Series on October 9th at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater, with special guest: T. Hardy Morris, an Augusta native and local favorite for years. Their current 28 date tour started on September 11th in Urbana, Illinois and will conclude on November 21st (Day 2 of a two night stop) in Nashville, Tennessee. Haven’t you got your ticket(s) yet? Mark your calendar now and get your tickets quickly before it is a sold out show! Now for those who are not really familiar with the band Drive-By Truckers or their music at all… no worries.
Drive-By Truckers: Nearly some twenty years ago, two good friends from the Shoals region of neighboring Alabama formed a little band in Athens, Georgia. What they did not know was what the future had in store for this band which would be forever known as Drive-By Truckers. The impact that this Southern rock/alternative country band would have after releasing their ten studio albums (not to mention a few live albums, the various collections and EPs) is visible in today’s music scene from bands like Houndmouth, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, or The SteelDrivers. Check out Gangstabilly (1998, re-released in 2005), Southern Rock Opera (2001, re-released in 2005), Decoration Day (2003), A Blessing and a Curse (2006), and their latest English Oceans (2014) in order to get a good sample of their massive discography. Also, here are a couple live performances to check out before Friday, October 9th: Live at Norton Auditorium 07/30/2011 and Live on KEXP acoustic set 04/23/2014.
We hope to see you all enjoying the cool, clean crisp fall air overlooking the mighty Savannah River as the smooth sounds of Drive-By Truckers serenade each and every one of us. Take a date. Take your parents. Take your sister or brother. Take your best friend. Hell… take your neighbor. Doesn’t matter who you take! Just make sure you do not let this opportunity pass you by and miss this historic night of music by the river.