Drivin N Cryin w/ Whiskey in the Pines
Friday, April 19th
Doors at 7, Show at 8
Ages 21+ only
Celebrating their 33rd Anniversary together, Atlanta-based folk rock act, Drivin N Cryin, have spent most of their career on tour. In October 1985 Drivin N Cryin played their first show at Atlanta’s famed 688 Club. The band quickly gained attention for their blistering live shows, and amassed a rabid fanbase in the fertile soil of the late-1980s Southeast music scene. Now, 33 years later, and after releasing four full length albums on Island Records and one on Geffen Records, founding members Kevn Kinney and Tim Nielsen find themselves enjoying a milestone anniversary for the band, having survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musical landscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of back roads and highways to arrive here. With a gold record, 10 full-length albums, and a handful of EPs to their credit, the band still refuses to rest. In 2012, a documentary about the band, entitled Scarred but Smarter: Life n Times of Drivin' N’ Cryin’, was produced. In 2015, a collection of 10 choice cuts from the band’s 4-EP “Songs” series, entitled Best of Songs, was released on Nashville’s Plowboy Records. Additionally, the band was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame that same year. The following year, Drivin N Cryin released a vinyl-only album, entitled Archives Vol One, with a collection of basement recordings from the years 1988 to 1990. With Dave V. Johnson as their drummer, and the band's newest member, Laur Joamets, (originally Sturgill Simpson) now being added to the lineup, Drivin N Cryin continues to tour the U.S. to great acclaim.
Whiskey in the Pines' unmistakably Southern moniker—a perfect fit for its brand of heartfelt, no-frills Americana—was inspired by their frequent excursions down US-319 south to the languid shores of the Gulf. The band's Florida roots imbue their alt-country songs with a gentle warmth and sense of connectedness. This is heartland rock & roll, shot through with ambling, country-tinged flourishes. There are songs that would perfectly score a backyard day-drinking session, and others that work as peaceful codas to soundtrack the after-party cleanup. As seen on stage with: Lucero, John Moreland, American Aquarium, Plane White T's, Sister Hazel, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Shane Smith and the Saints, Jason Eady.