25 years of the Drive-By Truckers

The Drive-By Truckers are a great band. I first heard their music in 2003 with the release of Decoration Day. It’s still my favorite of their albums. Later that year, I saw them give an amazing show at Fletcher’s, a small bar in Baltimore. They played for over two and a half hours and the show was even more impressive than the album. The DBT were loud with funny, compassionate and intelligent lyrics. The used three guitars, similar to the approach of the earlier Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

I think of their first two albums Gangstabilly (1998) and Pizza Deliverance (1999) together. These are their juvenlia. The songs are fun but nowhere near as mature as their later work. I’m going to post YouTube videos of songs from those albums.

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