WUTK welcomes the Drive-By Truckers live at the Valarium, Thursday, April 7th!

Drive-By Truckers
Dylan LeBlanc
Thursday, April 7
@ The Valarium
Doors at 8:00pm

18 & Up
$23 Adv / $25 Door
$3 Surcharge Under 21

Flaunting a mix of Southern pride, erudite lyrics, and a muscled three-guitar attack, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well respected alternative country-rock acts of the 2000s. Led by frontman, Patterson Hood, and comprising a rotating cast of Georgia and Alabama natives; the band celebrates the South while refusing to paint over its spotty past. History, Southern folklore, politics, and character studies all share equal space in the Truckers' catalog. Their most recent album, Go-Go Boots , was released in February of 2011. We knew they were pin-your-ears-back rock and roll. But here in Go-Go Boots, the Truckers are country, and here, too, the Truckers are soul and rhythm and blues. It looks funny, on paper - the words country/soul mashed up like that - but maybe in the end it comes down to this one shared ethos: the harder life gets, the more clamantly it calls for art, for music, for beauty. This promises to be one heck of a country-rock show!