Mount Moriah is forging a new visceral Southern sound that is as modern as it is traditional.
Tuesday night saw one of the hottest tickets of the year roll through town with the return of the wildly popular Alabama Shakes.
Americana runs deep with Knoxville's Dirty Guv'nahs. They boogie like Lynyrd Skynyrd, jam like the Zac Brown Band and strut with huge belt buckles like Tim McGraw.
Back in his Drive-By Truckers days, Jason Isbell's songwriting and plaintive vocals provided the melodic, contemplative counterpoint to Patterson Hood's gritty rambling Southern Gothic story telling.
The North Mississippi Allstars are the last of a dying breed.
Lucero is a band of road warriors in the truest sense. Playing 150 to 200 dates a year, the Memphis-based group prides itself as workhorses.
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.