Drive-By Truckers – Thu Jul 14

Drive-By Truckers
with Buffalo Nichols
94.3 The Colo Sound Presents
Thursday 7.14 
Riverwalk Center
Doors 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm
$35 ADV | $40 DOS General Admission
ON SALE NOW!

About Drive-By Truckers: On the title track to “Welcome 2 Club XIII,” Drive-By Truckers pay homage to the Muscle Shoals honky-tonk where founding members Patterson Hood andMike Cooley got their start: a concrete-floored dive lit like a disco, with the nightly promise of penny beer and truly dubious  cover bands. The 14th studio album from Drive-By Truckers—whose lineup also includes keyboardist/guitarist Jay Gonzalez, bassist Matt Patton, and drummer Brad Morgan—Welcome 2 Club XIII looks back on their formative years with both deadpan pragmatism and profound tenderness, instilling each song with the kind of lived-in detail that invites bittersweet reminiscence of your own misspent youth.

About Buffalo Nichols: Since his earliest infatuations with guitar, Buffalo Nichols has asked himself the same question: How can I bring the blues of the past into the future? After cutting his teeth between a Baptist church and bars in Milwaukee, it was a globetrotting trip through West Africa and Europe during a creative down period that began to reveal the answer.

“Part of my intent, making myself more comfortable with this release, is putting more Black stories into the genres of folk and blues,” guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist Carl “Buffalo” Nichols explains. “Listening to this record, I want more Black people to hear themselves in this music that is truly theirs.” That desire is embodied inhis self-titled debut album—Fat Possum’s first solo blues signing in nearly 20 years—composed largely of demos and studio sessions recorded between Wisconsin and Texas.