Drive By Truckers Acoustic Performance At Music Millennium, 10/1

Things to do
0 Love It
Save it
Drive By Truckers Acoustic Performance At Music Millennium, 10/1
More Less
Music Millennium says
Special Record Release Event
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS
Live Acoustic Performance at Music Millennium

Saturday, October 1st at 4pm
New Album: 'American Band'
Pre-buy the album to guarantee admission

Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, 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 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.

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. Fueled by a just spirit of moral indignation and righteous rage, AMERICAN BAND is protest music fit for the stadiums, designed to raise issues and ire as the nation careens towards its most momentous election in a generation.

“I’m sure there will be people saying ‘I wish they’d keep the politics out of it,’” Cooley says, “but one of the characteristics among the people and institutions we are taking to task in these songs is their self-appointed status as the exclusive authority on what American is. What is American enough and who the real Americans are. Putting AMERICAN BAND right out front is our way of reclaiming the right to define our American identity on our own terms, and show that it's out of love of country that we draw our inspiration.”


MUSIC MILLENNIUM – 3158 E BURNSIDE - 503-231-8926
More Less

By: Music Millennium

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/294271930950575
To improve this listing email: feedback@timeout.com