Drive-By Truckers On Mountain Stage

May 18, 2015 8:46 PM

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Drive-By Truckers' members return to Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.Va. Mixing alt-country, Southern rock and even punk, the band's enduring sound has long been built around the smart, thoughtful songwriting of founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley. The band is based out of Athens, Ga., though it's worth noting that Hood (son of famed Muscle Shoals bassist David Hood) spent a lot of time in southern West Virginia as a child visiting his grandparents.

The group's Mountain Stage set draws primarily from last year's English Oceans, but makes room for the Mike Cooley favorite "Birthday Boy," from The Big To Do. Longtime band member Brad Morgan plays drums, along with bassist Matt Patton and multi-instrumentalist Jay Gonzalez on guitar and keyboards.

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