BANJO Stage

Drive-By Truckers

Fri, Sep 30 |  Banjo Stage  |  5:45 - 7:00pm

Following in the footsteps of The Band, the Drive-By Truckers are today’s version of rock ’n’ roll journeymen, touring with a relentlessness that few independent bands can match. Their latest, Welcome 2 Club XIII, pays homage to the Muscle Shoals honky-tonk where founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley got their start: a concrete-floored dive lit like a disco, with the nightly promise of penny beer and truly dubious cover bands. The 14th studio album from the band — whose lineup also includes keyboardist/guitarist Jay Gonzalez, bassist Matt Patton, and drummer Brad Morgan — the 2022 release looks back on their formative years with both deadpan pragmatism and profound tenderness, instilling each song with the kind of lived-in detail that invites bittersweet reminiscence of your own misspent youth.