News and Notes: New Truckers, Lucinda’s Birthday

It’s been a while since I’ve banged out a full-fledged news and notes column… so here we go.

***The Drive-By Truckers have a new album set for release this March, and the first song has been released on Stereogum’s website. Patterson Hood says The Big To-Do is “very much a rock album,” and this new track seems to confirm that.
Thanks to The Gobbler’s Knob for the tip. You can listen to “This Fucking Job” from the Drive-By Truckers at Stereogum. I can’t say I haven’t felt this way about my day job sometimes. The new album drops March 16. The Truckers are in Knoxville to play the Bijou Theatre February 14.
***My first ever CD review for the Country Standard Time online magazine has been published. I reviewed the new release from The Salty Dogs… a four piece Americana outfit from Little Rock, Arkansas. The album sounds at times like Reckless Kelly and at times like BR-549. The track I’m sharing here sounds like neither, but is still a great little song. You can read my full review here.
The Salty Dogs: Rock & Roll Will Never Stay (Buy Album)
***It’s another fine week for live music at WDVX this week. Tennessee Shines takes place again Wednesday night with some great bluegrass from Blue Highway and Adam Steffey & The Boxcars. We’ll also be joined by the phenomenal guitar duo Frank Vignola & Tommy Emmanuel as well as local songwriter Robinella. Jim Lauderdale will host as always.
As for the rest of the week… Justin Townes Earle will stop by the studio Thursday at 5:00 for a live interview and performance with Tony Lawson. Justin will play later that night at Barley’s Taproom in Knoxville with Dawn Landes. Finally, R.B Morris will rock the WDVX Blue Plate Special Friday at Noon along with The Black Lillies. These are two of the finest acts Knoxville has to offer, and you can hear them both in one place on Friday.
All of these performances will stream live on WDVX.
***Finally, today is the birthday of Lucinda Williams. Lucinda is one of the most beloved and respected artists working in Americana music today, and she was born on this day in 1953 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
We’ll close things out today with my favorite Lucinda Williams song. This is “Pineola” from the 1988 release Sweet Old World.
Lucinda Williams: Pineola (Buy Album)

2 Responses to “News and Notes: New Truckers, Lucinda’s Birthday”

  1. a good track which can be heard anytime we want need many more albums like this and i am search of this kind pls keep sharin

  2. downloaded and shared with my friends . mindblowing track

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