- Lucinda Williams and Drive-By Truckers
February 1, 2019
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
A fabulous WMNF double-bill – Two of our all-time favorite artists.
THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT ~ If you have tickets, the will-call HAS GONE to St Pete already & is opening by 5:30pm or sooner, if possible ~ Thanks, Miss Julie!
FYI ~ Will-Call opens by 5:30pm ~ Gates open at 6:30pm ~ Erika Wennerstrom begins the show about 7:30pm, followed by Lucinda Williams & Drive By Truckers close it out (ending by 11:30pm)
Drive By Truckers have been favorite WMNF artists for over twenty years, as the station has appreciated their outspoken music, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. Founded in 1996 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, the band have long held a progressive fire in their belly but with their most recent album AMERICAN BAND, they have made the most explicitly political album in their extraordinary canon. A powerful and legitimately provocative work, hard edged and finely honed, the album is the sound of a truly American Band – a Southern American band – speaking on matters that matter. DBT made the choice to direct the Way We Live Now head on, employing realism rather than subtext or symbolism to purge its makers’ own anger, discontent, and frustration with societal disintegration and the urban/rural divide that has partitioned the country for close to a half-century. Master songwriters both, Hood and Cooley wisely avoid overt polemics to explore such pressing issues as race, income inequality, the NRA, deregulation, police brutality, Islamophobia, and the plague of suicides and opioid abuse. As a result, songs like “What It Means” and the tub-thumping “Kinky Hypocrites” are intensely human music from a rock ‘n’ roll band yearning for community and collective action. Fueled by a just spirit of moral indignation and righteous rage, Drive-By-Truckers play protest music designed to raise issues and ire as the nation careens through a perilous period of American history.