Sunday, April 29, 2007

DBT - The Dirt Underneath

This weekend, The Drive-By Truckers kicked off their Dirt Underneath Tour in their homebase of Athens, Georgia. A stripped down affair, the intent for these shows was to play some oldies, play some new ones, and do a few new things with the old ones. Those of you used to the headbanging, rock and roll side of the Truckers will be in for a nice little surprise. I love the hard rocking Truckers as much as anyone, but this acoustic heavy stuff sounds good, with heavy doses of John Neff pushing the steel and Spooner Oldham, a man who has played with some guys named Dylan and Young (maybe you've heard of them), gracing the keys. Below are a couple of songs from the Friday night gig:

DBT - My Sweet Annette
The first DBT song that blew me away many years ago, this features Cooley on the banjo. Yowza!

DBT - Bob
A new Cooley song from what I understand. Dude continues to write great stuff and I'm looking forward to hearing more and more of him over the next few records.

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Thanks to all the tapers who 1) do a great job with the recordings and 2) bust their asses to get this stuff out to the masses. Check out to get your hands on the recordings!

If you get the chance (wish I did), check out the Truckers at a venue near you.

Tue May 1 - Austin, TX - Antone's

Wed May 2 - Austin, TX - Antone's

Fri May 4 - Santa Fe, NM - Lensic PAC with Alejandro Escovedo

Sat May 5 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre with Alejandro Escovedo - ROCK SHOW (Not part of The Dirt Underneath)

Sunday May 6 - Indio, CA - Stagecoach Festival - ROCK SHOW (Not part of The Dirt Underneath)

Mon May 7 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall

Tue May 8 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall

Thu May 10 - Park City, UT - Suede

Fri May 11 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen

Sat May 12 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre & Cafe

Sun May 13 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre & Cafe

Thu June 21 - Knoxville, TN - Sundown in the City

Fri June 22 - Richmond, VA - Brown's Island

Sat Jun 23 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues

Sun June 24 - Athens, GA - ATHFEST

Fri July 6 - Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Festival

Sat Jul 14 - Masontown, WV - All Good Music Festival - ROCK SHOW (Not part of The Dirt Underneath)

Thu Jul 19 - New York, NY - Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park - ROCK SHOW (Not part of The Dirt Underneath)



Anonymous said...

i will be seeing them on june 22. cant wait. thanks for the tunes.

gerdon said...

I do enjoy Sweet Annette. You going to see them anywhere?

...Banter said...

caught them at antone's last night - sooo awesome. could you tell me how to download off of do i need to register? thanks.[]

also, i saw a few people taping the austin shows. hopefully they'll end up on the interweb somewhere.

keep up the good work.