Thursday, March 27, 2008

Drive-By Truckers and their connection to Richmond

http://www.styleweekly.com/article.asp?idarticle=16618

There is an article in Style (this is the link to the full online version) about the Drive-By Truckers. Patterson Hood is interviewed by their friend, the owner of Plan 9.

The first song on their new album is about the Harvey family and they talk about the song a bit. The lyrics are at the end of the article. Quite moving. As a father, I very much related to when Patterson says "Being a father, there’s that extra reaction to something like that. Becoming a father made me more emotional anyway, harder to hold back the tears."

You can catch their performance of the song on Conan here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/13534/late-night-with-conan-obrien-tue-mar-11-2008. Fast forward to the 36:00 mark. Yes, you have to watch a couple commercials but the quality of audio and video is worth it.