Thursday, December 4, 2008

Message from Patterson Hood

I am THRILLED to announce the bill for our annual.
This year, DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS will be joined on the benefit by THE WHIGS and a special performance from SOUTH SAN GABRIEL

THE WHIGS are one of the best up and coming bands in the nation and their hometown Athens GA shows are becoming more and more legendary and less frequent.
They will have completed the touring behind their fantastic 2008 release MISSION CONTROL so this may be the last chance to see them for a while.

SOUTH SAN GABRIEL is the alter-ego project from Denton TX's immortal CENTRO-MATIC.
Whereas Centro-matic is full-on Rock, SSG is a quieter and more lush sound.
Their new album, the double disc DUAL HAWKS (featuring one disc each from CENTRO-MATIC and SOUTH SAN GABRIEL) is flat out one of the most beautiful and best albums of the year.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS are playing a handful of dates in early 09 as part of THE RIGHTEOUS PATH TOUR 2009 but for a while will be mostly focusing on beginning our next album so the dates will be much less frequent than last year.
We have been proud supporters of NUCI'S SPACE since it opened in 1999.
We have seen first hand the amazing work they do and we highly urge you to check out what they do and how they do it.
It truly is a unique and remarkable program on every level.

THE NUCI'S SPACE BENEFIT 2009 will take place Thursday January 15th at The Fabulous 40 Watt Club in Athens GA.
That weekend we will be playing our annual 40 WATT CLUB HOMECOMING WEEKEND SHOW January 16 -17 with special guests CENTRO-MATIC.

There will also be some other special announcements concerning the Nuci's Space Benefit and the related Nuci's Space Art Auction which will also be taking place that week, so stay tuned.

I look forward to seeing all of you at THE ROCK SHOWS
Happy Holidays,
Patterson Hood
Drive-By Truckers