Drive-By Truckers to Perform Feb. 16 at The Pullo Center
The Drive-By Truckers, an alternative country band, will take to the stage at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $42 and $32, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at The Pullo Center box office, charge by phone at (717) 505-8900, or online at www.pullocenter.yk.psu.edu or www.ticketmaster.com.
Drive-By Truckers formed in Athens, Ga., in 1996. Currently, the band consists of Patterson Hood (vocals, guitar), Mike Cooley (vocals, guitar), Shonna Tucker (bass, vocals), John Neff (guitar), Jay Gonzalez (keyboards), and Brad Morgan (drums). Cooley and Hood are the only original members of the band remaining. Perhaps the band’s best known former member, guitarist and contributing songwriter Jason Isbell left the band in 2007.
Noteworthy for their three-guitar lineup, the Truckers are often associated with the Southern rock movement of the 70s and jam bands but are too cerebral and irreverent to sit squarely in either genre. Their lyrics often revolve around the working class trying to survive in economically-depressed small towns of the South.
Drive-By Truckers will release “Go-Go Boots,” on February 15, 2011 on ATO Records. “Go-Go Boots” is their eleventh record and was produced by their longtime producer, David Barbe (Deerhunter, Bettye LaVette, Sugar). In conjunction with “Go-Go Boots,” they’ll also be releasing their documentary “The Secret to a Happy Ending” on DVD.