Drive-By Truckers, Paul Kelly, Daniel Norgren and more on Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce

Drive-By Truckers, Paul Kelly, Daniel Norgren and more on Mountain Stage

Sun · October 8, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

$25-35

This event is all ages

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Drive-By Truckers
Drive-By Truckers
Alternative country/Southern rock band based in Athens, Georgia, founded 1996.

Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. Founded in 1996 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, the band have long held a progressive fire in their belly but with AMERICAN BAND, they have made the most explicitly political album in their extraordinary canon. A powerful and legitimately provocative work, hard edged and finely honed, the album is the sound of a truly American Band – a Southern American band – speaking on matters that matter. DBT made the choice to direct the Way We Live Now head on, employing realism rather than subtext or symbolism to purge its makers’ own anger, discontent, and frustration with societal disintegration and the urban/rural divide that has partitioned the country for close to a half-century. Master songwriters both, Hood and Cooley wisely avoid overt polemics to explore such pressing issues as race, income inequality, the NRA, deregulation, police brutality, Islamophobia, and the plague of suicides and opioid abuse. As a result, songs like “What It Means” and the tub-thumping “Kinky Hypocrites” are intensely human music from a rock ‘n’ roll band yearning for community and collective action. Fueled by a just spirit of moral indignation and righteous rage, AMERICAN BAND is protest music fit for the stadiums, designed to raise issues and ire as the nation careens towards its most momentous election in a generation.
Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly
Australian singer/songwriter born January 13, 1955 in Adelaide, South Australia.

Paul Kelly has recorded over 21 studio albums as well as several film soundtracks (Lantana and the Cannes 2006 highlight, Jindabyne) and two live albums, in an influential career spanning more than thirty years. He was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1997. Songs From The South, a selection of his popular songs first assembled in 1997 and expanded to a double album in 2008, contains many of his songs now lodged deep in the Australian psyche. He continues to cross musical boundaries. The triple j tribute album Before Too Long, released in 2010, featuring John Butler, Missy Higgins, Megan Washington, Paul Dempsey, Ozi Batla and many others is evidence of his influence on generations of musicians.
Daniel Norgren
Daniel Norgren
Swedish singer-songwriter, born in 1983 in Borås, Sweden.
Venue Information:
The Clay Center
One Clay Square
Charleston, WV, 25301