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Music, All Shook Down Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood Tackles Hateful Flags and Southern Heritage in <i>New York Times </i>Essay

Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood Tackles Hateful Flags and Southern Heritage in New York Times Essay

In 2001, I was commissioned by Simon & Schuster to write a book on the music and culture of the South. Beginning just after the desegregation of public schools in the late 1960s, Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race,…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 3/16/12: Drive-By Truckers Are Pretty Much Why We Bothered Having Rock 'n' Roll in the First Place

Live Review, 3/16/12: Drive-By Truckers Are Pretty Much Why We Bothered Having Rock 'n' Roll in the First Place

"Let There Be Rock" hit, of course.…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Patterson Hood and the Screwtopians at The Independent

Last Night: Patterson Hood and the Screwtopians at The Independent

Patterson Hood and the ScrewtopiansJuly 8, 2009The IndependentBetter Than: A shot of Makers and plate of hushpuppies.The whiskey-flavored air at The Independent turned a little bit country last night thanks to the sweet southern twang of Patterson Hood and the…
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Music, Patterson Hood's flannel anthems

Patterson Hood's flannel anthems

Perhaps the biggest difference between Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose — though there are many — can be found in the ways they handled albums that were long in coming. Rose obsessively retooled…
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Music, Hear This Booker T.

Booker T.

As leader of the MGs and one of the principal architects of the Stax sound, songwriter and organ maestro Booker T. Jones put an indelible stamp on popular music during the '60s. His first solo effort in two decades, Potato…
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Music, Hear This The Drive Steady

The Drive Steady

Though they had long shared an admiration for each other's work, the members of the Hold Steady and the Drive-By Truckers didn't connect until a chance meeting at a show in NYC last summer. When lead Trucker Patterson Hood met…
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Music, The Drive-By Truckers Develop Country-Rock on the Road

The Drive-By Truckers Develop Country-Rock on the Road

The Drive-By Truckers have entered 2008 at the top of their creative game — but it wasn't an easy journey. The band lost the galvanizing force of co-songwriter Jason Isbell in 2007, and its last two releases, 2004's The Dirty…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

The Drive-By Truckers are the kind of band that makes big-city sissies wish they'd grown up in the South. And for those who did, the act's music is an authentic representation of the homeland -- full of conflicted charm, heartbreaking…
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Music, Reviewed Drive-By Truckers

Drive-By Truckers

There's that story you hear every couple of years about how for this or that record a band moves into a haunted mansion in Tennessee or the Hollywood hills, sets up some tape machines, microphones, and an assortment of percussive…
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