Early on, when the band formed in the then-burgeoning music scene of Athens, Ga., the Truckers brought a bit of a Punk edge to their Neo-Southern Rock. Eventually, the Truckers evolved and recorded the double concept album Southern Rock Opera, a project that is considered a classic amongst fans
The Truckers are currently working on their 14th full-length release, but it won’t be ready until next year. Until then, fans can spend some time with the scrappy, long out-of-print live album from 1999, Alabama Ass Whuppin’, which was remastered and re-released in September. In promo materials for the re-issue, Hood says, “It’s a documentation of a period in time that I wouldn’t go back to for all the money in the world, but I’m proud of the shows that we played and the songs that we wrote.”
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS play Friday, Nov. 8 with Old 97's at Madison Theater in Covington, Ky. Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.