Drive-By Truckers w/ Lydia Loveless 2022 Tour [Concert Review]

Drive-By Truckers w/ Lydia Loveless: Dayton Masonic Center; Dayton, OH; Saturday, July 23, 2022 As Drive-By Truckers suggest in a couple of their album titles, they are an “American Band” paying tribute to the ongoing “Southern Rock Opera” taking place all around them over the course of 26 years, and 14 studio albums. Rooted in the … Read more

Drive-By Truckers: Welcome 2 Club XIII [Album Review]

Drive-By TruckersWelcome 2 Club XIIIATO Records [2022] The opening chords of Drive-By Truckers’ fourteenth studio album carry the dense distorted grungy guitar sound of The Dirty South in a way that recalls many of the band’s releases across their long, 26-year history. They lead the listener into the 7-minute talking blues of Patterson Hood’s The … Read more

Drive-By Truckers – “Welcome 2 Club XIII” [Video]

Drive-By Truckers have announced the release of their 14th studio album, Welcome 2 Club XIII, due via ATO Records on Friday, June 3. Welcome 2 Club XIII is heralded by today’s release of the title track, “Welcome 2 Club XIII,” available for streaming and download; the track – which pays homage to the Muscle Shoals … Read more

Jay Gonzalez – “(I Wanna) Hold You” [Video]

Acclaimed musician, singer, and songwriter Jay Gonzalez has announced the upcoming release of his new album. Back To The Hive arrives everywhere via Gonzalez’s own Middlebrow Records on Friday, March 5th. Perhaps best known for his role as guitarist/keyboard player with the Drive-By Truckers, Gonzalez is heralding Back To The Hive with an official video … Read more

Drive-By Truckers: The Unraveling [Album Review]

Drive-By Truckers The Unraveling ATO Records [2020] Album Review: The Drive-By Truckers are back with their 12th album, an obvious follow-up to their politically charged ’16 release, “American Band.” If anything, on The Unraveling, songwriters Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley have taken their inspiration right from the headlines as they write songs of protest over … Read more

Drive-By Truckers: American Band [Album Review]

Drive-By Truckers American Band ATO Records [2016] Fire Note Says: Politically charged album from one of America’s best bands! Album Review: It has been said that the only two things in life you can count on are death and taxes. Well I’m saying there are at least three things, death, taxes, and Drive-By Truckers. The … Read more

Drive-By Truckers: It’s Great To Be Alive! [Album Review]

Drive-By Truckers It’s Great To Be Alive! ATO Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Southern storytellers weave their ultimate tale on epic 35 song triple live album! Album Review: A convincing argument could be made that the Drive-By Truckers are the best American rock band of the past 15 years or so. DBT seems to be … Read more

Drive-By Truckers Reveal “Girls Who Smoke” Live Version, November Tour Dates Announced

In anticipation of their concert album release of It’s Great To Be Alive!, the Drive-By Truckers have released the live version of “Girls Who Smoke” for you to check out. Two versions of the release will be made available; It’s Great To Be Alive! is the full 35-track record as a five vinyl / three … Read more

Drive-By Truckers: English Oceans [Album Review]

Drive-By Truckers English Oceans ATO Records [2014] Fire Note Says: The Drive-By Truckers hit another gear on English Oceans. Album Review: Right off the bat, you realize that things have changed for the Drive-By Truckers, and not just personnel, though the band has certainly had a major overhaul in the years since A Blessing and … Read more

The Fire Note Weekly Top 10: Songs Of Thanks

Next week we celebrate Thanksgiving so what better way to get ready for tons of food, football and family you may or may not want to hang out with! The Weekly Top 10 does just that with its Songs of Thanks – in their own special way! #10 “Thanks” Chatham County Line You would probably … Read more

Six November Dates from Old 97’s w/ Drive-By Truckers Added!

Old 97’s and Drive-By Truckers – sounds like a can’t miss tour. Check the few dates for this great pairing below. Tour Dates 11/01/13 – Royal Oak – Detroit, MI – w/ Drive-By Truckers 11/02/13 – Phoenix Ballroom – Toronto, ON – w/ Drive-By Truckers 11/03/13 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY – w/ Drive-By … Read more

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit: Live In Alabama [Album Review]

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit Live In Alabama Lightning Rod Records (2012) Fire Note Says: This hot live set from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit hits on Isbell’s solo career as well as his DBT classics! Album Review: It’s hard to believe that Jason Isbell has been a solo act for almost as … Read more