Drivin N Cryin
August 23, 2019
Drivin N Cryin
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
DAY OF: $15.00
TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: July 12, 2019 10:00 AM to August 22, 2019 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: August 23, 2019 12:00 AM to August 23, 2019 8:00 PM
Drivin N Cryin are a rock 'n' roll institution. From their days as MTV-approved radio stars to their rebirth as DIY icons of the American underground, they've spent three and a half decades building a legacy grounded in sharp songwriting, southern stomp, and loud, life affirming shows. Trends have come and gone. Bandmates have done the same. But Drivin N Cryin continue to hit the stage night after night, guitars in hand, amplifiers on full blast, delivering the soundtrack to a self-made rock & roll saga that's ever-unfolding.
That saga reaches a new high-water mark with Live the Love Beautiful, the band's first full-length album since their 2009 working-class rock opera, Whatever Happened to the Great American Bubble Factory. Produced by Aaron Lee Tasjan, the new record is an anthemic blast of full-spectrum rock & roll, with frontman Kevn Kinney singing about the troubled times of modern-day America; the trials and triumphs of an adulthood logged on the road; the benefits of appreciating the small things in life; and even the legacy of the Faces' late keyboardist, Ian McLagan. Together, these 11 songs connect the dots between the sounds that have shaped Drivin N Cryin's career since the beginning, mixing together the jangle of folk music, the weirdo textures of 1960s psychedelia, the punky slash-and-burn of old-school rock & roll, and the sweep of Kinney's southern ballads.
Live the Love Beautiful also shines a light on the band's revamped roster, with guitar hero Laur Joamets - an Estonian-born instrumentalist who first moved to America to perform with Sturgill Simpson, making his debut on the singer's Grammy-nominated Metamodern Sounds in Country Music - recently joining the ranks of Kinney, bass-playing co-founder Tim Nielsen, and longtime drummer Dave V. Johnson. He's a welcome addition, widening the band's dynamic peaks and adding nuance to their quieter moments. The lineup may be revised, but the beating heart of Drivin N Cryin pounds just as hard today as it did in 1985, when Kinney and Nielsen played their first show together.