Drive-By Truckers & Booker T. played Coachella – new albums & 2009 tour dates (BTJ & Patterson solo)
by Andrew Frisicano
Drive by Truckers @ Coachella 2009 (by vonlohmann)
Drive-By Truckers played twice at Coachella on Saturday, April 18th. First, the band played their own afternoon set, then they sat in as the backing band for Booker T. Jones (of Booker T. and the MGs).
The Truckers are a perfect festival act, with a three-guitar posse that looks great across a field and sounds even better with a flat pint of beer and the beginnings of a sunburn (both things I have in my possession now). Now that they’ve had some time away from the whole Skynyrd mythologizing business, DBT is one of few bands that can rightly claim to be pushing Southern rock forward as a distinct beast from country music. [LA Times]
The Drive-By Truckers also support Jones on his new CD, Potato Hole, out April 21st on Anti.
Jones is in the midst of a TV residency. He’s performing with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, from April 20th to April 22nd, before going out on his own tour (including some dates with DBT behind him). That tour stops at NYC’s Joe’s Pub (without Truckers) on Wednesday, June 10th. Tickets are on sale.
DBT’s Patterson Hood (pictured above) also has a short tour scheduled in support of his own new album, Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs), out Tuesday, June 23rd on Ruth St. Records (details below). Will Johnson (of Centro-Matic), who contributes to Patterson’s album, opens those tour dates.
The night of the album’s release, June 23rd, Hood and backing band The Screwtopians will play a Brooklyn show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The next night, Wednesday, June 24th, the band plays Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for June 23rd and tickets for June 24th both go on AmEx presale Wednesday, April 22nd at noon. General sale starts Friday at noon.
Even sooner, Hood plays at the Pete Seeger 90th Birthday celebration at MSG on Sunday, May 3rd.
Info on the new Patterson Hood album, and all Hood and Jones tour dates below…
Patterson Hood’s new album::
Patterson Hood will release Murdering Oscar (and other love songs) on June 23, 2009 on Ruth St. Records. The second solo record from the leader of the Drive-By Truckers has been 15 years in the making. The album was produced by Hood and long-time DBT producer David Barbe (Sugar). Most of his DBT band mates join him on the album as well as Don Chambers, Will Johnson and Scott Danbom from Centro-matic/South San Gabriel. This is also the first time Hood’s father David Hood, famed Muscle Shoals bass player, joins him on a record.
The album was recorded at Chase Park Transduction Studios in Athens, GA and will also be released on 180 gram vinyl. The vinyl release will include three exclusive bonus tracks. An a cappella version of “Range War” will also be available exclusively with iTunes. “Pollyanna” and “Pride of the Yankees” are available to preview on his Myspace page: .
Hood and the Screwtopians will start the first leg of their tour in Nashville and end with a headlining slot at AthFest in Hood’s hometown of Athens, GA. Joining Hood on tour will be Brad Morgan (drums), John Neff (guitar/steel), Scott Danbom (keys/fiddle), Will Johnson (guitar) and David Barbe (bass), who has not toured since his days with Sugar. Will Johnson will open the shows. [Drive-By Truckers]
Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs) track listing:
1. Murdering Oscar
3. Pride of the Yankees
4. I Understand Now
8. The Range War
9. She’s A Little Randy
10. Foolish Young Bastard
11. Heavy and Hanging
12. Walking Around Sense
13. Back of a Bible
BONUS TRACKS (on vinyl only):
Uncle Phil and Aunt Phyllis in the Month After the Election
Sam’s in the Ground
Patterson Hood & the Screwtopians – 2009 Tour Dates
May 1 Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar
May 3 New York, NY Madison Square Garden # %
June 18 Nashville, TN Grimey’s in-store %
June 18 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge !
June 19 Louisville, KY Headliner’s !
June 20 Chicago, IL The Metro !
June 22 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live !
June 23 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg !
June 24 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom !
June 25 Washington, DC The Black Cat !
June 27 Athens, GA AthFest ^
% Patterson solo
# Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration
! Patterson Hood & the Screwtopians + Will Johnson
^ Patterson Hood & the Screwtopians
Booker T. Jones – 2009 Tour Dates
April 20 – Jimmy Fallon – New York, NY
April 21 – Jimmy Fallon – New York, NY
April 22 – Jimmy Fallon – New York, NY
April 23 – Artist Den – New Orleans, LA
April 24 – New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival #
April 24 – Republic – New Orleans, LA #
April 29 – Tupelo Music Hall – Londonderry, NH
May 2 – Rhythm and Blues Night – Groningen, Netherlands
May 8 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA &
May 9 – Harrah’s Tahoe – Stateline, NV &
May 11 – Red Fox Tavern – Eureka, CA
May 12 – Applegate River Lodge – Applegate, OR
May 13 – The Shedd – Eugene, OR
May 14 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
May 16 – Lincoln Theater – Mt. Vernon, WA
May 18 – Triple Door – Seattle, WA
June 8 – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA
June 10 – Joe’s Pub – New York, NY
June 13 – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – Manchester, TN #
June 25 – Clay Center – Charleston, WV @
July 17 – Pori Jazz Festival – Pori, Finland
July 18 – Pori Jazz Festival – Pori, Finland
August 1 – Cambridge Folk Fest – Cambridge, UK
August 8 – Calgary Blues Festival – Calgary, AB
August 29 – Petaluma Wine, Jazz and Blues Festival – Petaluma, CA
August 30 – Mt. Shasta Music Festival – Mt. Shasta, CA
September 3 – Salt Lake City, UT #
# w/ The Drive-By Truckers
& w/ Bettye LaVette
@ w/ The MGs