Drive-By Truckers have logged a lot of miles over the course of their nearly two-decade existence, both physically and as a band, with a revolving door of members orbiting around its core -- the two remaining founders and co-leaders, Patterson Hood and Mike "Stroker Ace" Cooley.
KDHX hosted over 200 in-studio sessions this year, and our volunteer photographers kept up with all the action.
Imagine being in a traveling band and staring down the prospect of trying to play a rock show in a town on the night said burg's baseball team is playing in Game 7 of the World's Series, at home, no less.
When it comes down to it, the Jack Daniels-swigging, Southern rock-swaggering force of nature that is the Drive-By Truckers is grounded in great songs. Patterson Hood and Jay Gonzalez prove it in this special duo acoustic session.
For the essay writer past 15 years Drive-By Truckers have stayed extremely busy. The Athens, Ga. based group has released nearly an album a year, toured to support their output and served as the backing band for other luminary musicians like Booker T. Jones and Bettye LaVette. All the while Patterson Hood, guitarist and main songwriter, has been at the center of it all.
Drive-By Truckers started out as one of the loudest and sloppiest of novelty bands in the South; they're now one of the loudest and tightest of Southern rock bands anywhere. The DBTs taped a soundcheck performance for KDHX before their capacity show at the Pageant.