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by Whispering Pines
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: 2020 Tour Dates! THERE ARE SO MANY
Replies: 349
Views: 56795

Re: 2020 Tour Dates! THERE ARE SO MANY

Looks like the Seattle show won't be happening as Washington Governor Inslee is restricting gatherings of more than 250 people. Talk about the unraveling! Take good care, everybody.
by Whispering Pines
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: 2020 Tour Dates! THERE ARE SO MANY
Replies: 349
Views: 56795

Re: 2020 Tour Dates! THERE ARE SO MANY

A line in the previous post caught my attention: "It struck me last night that the song's structure (by which I mean the absence of a chorus) is a really important contributor to making the song work the way it does." A friend who knows how much I love the Truckers once said to me, "why don't they w...
by Whispering Pines
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Webster Hall, 2/21
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

Re: Webster Hall, 2/21

I'm in with a newbie in tow. My third time seeing the Truckers at Webster Hall. The first was the last time I saw them with Jason and was kind of a bummer. Then there was a glorious Big To-Do blow out! And the show you mentioned-- the day after, gasp, I spent my 65th birthday seeing them out in West...
by Whispering Pines
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Brooklyn Bowl Six Nights of Setlists June 2019
Replies: 96
Views: 11065

Re: Brooklyn Bowl Six Nights of Setlists June 2019

Caught the Friday and Saturday shows, and while Friday was perfectly fine, Saturday night was a truly memorable rock show blowout. The table was set by the opening set by Adam's House Cat, with the roots of DBT displayed on the opening number, "Lookout Mountain." The quartet sounded tight and punchy...
by Whispering Pines
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: DBT (and Jason) in Americanaland
Replies: 38
Views: 4602

Re: DBT (and Jason) in Americanaland

Most all of the artists and bands mentioned in this thread have found their way into "Americanaland," including the Grateful Dead (Jerry got his feet wet playing bluegrass), the Rolling Stones (Gram Parsons turned Keith on to Merle Haggard and George Jones, among others), the Band (North Americana?)...
by Whispering Pines
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: DBT (and Jason) in Americanaland
Replies: 38
Views: 4602

Re: DBT (and Jason) in Americanaland

The Band? You mean the Beatles of Americana? And by the way, the Fabs themselves are in the book, being lovers of Buddy Holly, Buck Owens, and getting (literally) turned on by Bob Dylan.
by Whispering Pines
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: DBT (and Jason) in Americanaland
Replies: 38
Views: 4602

Re: DBT (and Jason) in Americanaland

For what it's worth, I'm doing my best to not get stuck in the weeds of defining "Americana" in my book, which would be comparable to trying to give a precise definition to "world music." In fact, "Americana" was created as a promotional handle to market records that fell between radio formats. So w...
by Whispering Pines
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: DBT (and Jason) in Americanaland
Replies: 38
Views: 4602

DBT (and Jason) in Americanaland

I’m on the homestretch of writing a book called “Americanaland” (for University of Illinois Press) about that most amorphous of musical genres, Americana. The later chapters of the book will include coverage of Uncle Tupelo/Wilco, Whiskeytown/Ryan Adams, and Drive By Truckers/Jason Isbell. I’d appre...
by Whispering Pines
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: June/July shows: Brooklyn x 6 (!), Toronto x 3, etc.
Replies: 101
Views: 17614

Re: June/July shows: Brooklyn x 6 (!), Toronto x 3, etc.

Still debating my Brooklyn plans-- figure three nights over the two weekends-- but mourn the fact that the shut-down L train is going to make it a big pain in the butt to get there from Manhattan. From Greenwich Village, looks like I'll have to go north for 42d street, switch trains to Queens, and t...
by Whispering Pines
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: New Fall tour dates!
Replies: 40
Views: 4907

Re: New Fall tour dates!

No love for the northeast (sigh). Well, we'll always have Woodstock.
by Whispering Pines
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Woodstock, NY (The Colony)
Replies: 41
Views: 9129

Re: Woodstock, NY (The Colony)

I was initially disappointed that Woodstock would not be treated to a full-bore rock show, but having played with my own band at the Colony, I did wonder how DBT could modulate its wall-of-guitars to not overwhelm the relatively small club. The "dirt underneath" solution proved to be the right call,...
by Whispering Pines
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Woodstock, NY (The Colony)
Replies: 41
Views: 9129

Re: Woodstock, NY (The Colony)

A writer friend of mine hit up Patterson for tix to the Colony and emailed me the info that because of the size and configuration of the club, they're likely to play and acoustic show. Kind of bummed, but then again, I haven't seen an acoustic show since the tour that followed Jason's departure. And...
by Whispering Pines
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Woodstock, NY (The Colony)
Replies: 41
Views: 9129

Re: Woodstock, NY (The Colony)

Counting the days on one hand until the Truckers play my home town. Feeling a little bad that that there are tickets still left for a venue that claims a capacity on the shy side of 400 (and that would be one very packed house). In any event, this is by far the smallest venue in which I've seen the ...
by Whispering Pines
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Brooklyn Bowl 3/29/18 & 3/30/18
Replies: 36
Views: 4660

Re: Brooklyn Bowl 3/29/18 & 3/30/18

On the subject of repertoire repeats, it's worth noting that Patterson repeated just one song from Thursday night, "Ronnie and Neil," and gave a different tip on Friday with the "Days of Graduation" prelude. Cooley repeated five, and while I would be loathe to delete either "Ramon Casiano" or "Surre...
by Whispering Pines
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: New 2018 Tour Dates
Replies: 71
Views: 28082

Re: New 2018 Tour Dates

Slight correction: a friend tells me he thinks they can squeeze 300 into the Colony without tables on the floor. Still, by far the smallest place (besides Levon's barn) that I've ever seen them play. Curious about how they're going to handle the sound in my hometown venue.
by Whispering Pines
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: New 2018 Tour Dates
Replies: 71
Views: 28082

Re: New 2018 Tour Dates

"By the time we got to Woodstock." The Truckers have slipped a Thursday July 5 date at the Colony in Woodstock between Tedeschi Trucks gigs in Saratoga and Hartford. (My band plays the first Thursday of every month at a pizza joint in Woodstock. Think July might call for a "second-Thursday" gig.) Th...
by Whispering Pines
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Port Chester,NY
Replies: 35
Views: 9372

Re: Port Chester,NY

I must admit that the announcement of a webcast of the Port Chester show had me hesitating about making a four-hour roundtrip when I could watch the rock show from the couch. But something about this hellish week got me into the car, and the Truckers made good on Patterson's opening wish that "we le...
by Whispering Pines
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Asheville, NC - 9/22 & 9/23 - Orange Peel 2017
Replies: 66
Views: 11774

Re: Asheville, NC - 9/22 & 9/23 - Orange Peel 2017

Sounds like a great show, but must ask a silly question: Does Cooley ever not play "Marry Me?" Put another way, since I've seen the Truckers a paltry 31 times, how many times have I heard "Marry Me?" (I'm guessing high twenties.)
by Whispering Pines
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Nashville 9-14
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: Nashville 9-14

Patterson sadly noted the death of Grant Hart of Husker Du during the introduction to an especially emotional "World of Hurt." More on the Truckers at Americanafest when I get north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
by Whispering Pines
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Albany, NY - 7/25
Replies: 11
Views: 2341

Re: Albany, NY - 7/25

I know this is a relative pittance on TDD, but Tuesday at the Egg will be my 30th rock show. The sentimentalist in me will be hoping for a favorite from the early days (Carl Perkins' Cadillac) and something from the middle (Mercy Buckets). The realist will just be happy to be at the big to-do.
by Whispering Pines
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Summer Cookin' w/ DBT
Replies: 16
Views: 2759

Re: Summer Cookin' w/ DBT

Surprised to see that the band'll be back at The Egg in Albany (they played a sweet, albeit under-attended show there during the 'English Oceans' tour). I'm still dreaming about catching them in my hometown Bearsville Theater-- hell, they could park the bus in my driveway-- but will surely enjoy onc...
by Whispering Pines
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: NY shows
Replies: 56
Views: 9181

Re: NY shows

I'll be celebrating a seriously old-guy birthday at the Long Island show-- can the birthday boy get "The Living Bubba?"-- and starting my next year at Webster Hall. Anybody know a good place to eat in Westbury?
by Whispering Pines
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: January-February 2017 Tour Dates
Replies: 85
Views: 12504

Re: January-February 2017 Tour Dates

"The Royale? Webster Hall? Nice. The boys are moving up in the world. Seems sort of appropriate that Webster Hall is where I first saw Prince, lo these many decades ago." Hey, Bubba, I was at that same Prince show! It was the night after John Lennon got shot. Truth be told, though, the Truckers are ...
by Whispering Pines
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: DBT--7/13/2016--Free in NYC
Replies: 47
Views: 11390

Re: DBT--7/13/2016--Free in NYC

A great show indeed, but to my mind, nowhere near as incendiary as the second (Monday) night show in Brooklyn a few months back (evoked, in my mind, by last night's familiar combo of "English Oceans" and "The Righteous Path"). Don't hate me-- I was a rock critic in a previous life, and love this ban...
by Whispering Pines
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: American Band- 9/30/16
Replies: 1046
Views: 189154

Re: American Band- 9/30/16

Couldn't help but chuckle (and think of Grand Funk Railroad) when I saw the title "American Band."
by Whispering Pines
Wed May 25, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: DBT--7/13/2016--Free in NYC
Replies: 47
Views: 11390

Re: DBT--7/13/2016--Free in NYC

Psyched! Fondly remember the summertime show DBT did at Castle Clinton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuuMPYIlGII As for crowd, etc., the night of the Castle Clinton show (a smaller space), we got on line at 5pm and scored seats pretty close to the stage. Expect a similar scene, though this outdoo...
by Whispering Pines
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Brooklyn March 6-7
Replies: 85
Views: 21286

Re: Brooklyn March 6-7

In for both nights. I'm told that the hall is much like the Bowery Ballroom, with a capacity of 550. Should make for a cozy rock show.
by Whispering Pines
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: East Coast Tour & More
Replies: 64
Views: 24111

Re: East Coast Tour & More

In for two night in Brooklyn, which will give me strength when I read all the posts from Homecoming.
by Whispering Pines
Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Fall Tour Dates! (Now with solo dates thru December)
Replies: 149
Views: 36328

Re: Fall Tour Dates! (Now thru November)

Am I the only one who thinks it's kind of strange that the Truckers aren't playing any shows to coincide with the release of the live album (not to mention Halloween)? I had my fingers crossed for a proper NYC rock show, and presumed it would be announced after opening for the Shakes at Forest Hills...