Sensational rock music artists Drive By Truckers and Strand of Oaks are bringing their signature sounds to the Newport Music Hall!
Drive-By Truckers was formed in Athens in 1996 by Patterson Hood (lead vocals, guitar) and long-time friend and former room-mate, Mike Cooley (lead vocals, guitar, banjo). The current line-up also includes Brad Morgan (drums), Jay Gonzalez (keyboard, guitar, accordion, backing vocals) and Matt Patton (bass guitar). Their musical style is best described as a blend of Southern rock (a subgenre of rock music that developed in the Southern United States from rock and roll, country music, and blues, and is focused generally on electric guitar and vocals) and Americana (contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots oriented sound). Their breakthrough came with their 3rd album (Southern Rock Opera) covering an ambitious range of subject matter from the politics of race to 70s stadium rock (specifically Lynyrd Skynyrd). It received a 4 star rating from Rolling Stone magazine and was ranked #6 on the 'Rock’s Best Albums of the Decade' list by online music store, Rhapsody. They’ve had a stellar career with 11 studio albums, 4 live albums, 2 compilation albums, and 13 extended plays.
Don’t miss your chance to see these artists add a unique touch to Americana and Southern rock music!