The Modern School of Film and the Carolina Theatre of Durham in Association with Guitartown Present Film: Acoustic with Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers. Patterson will be screening Network at the Carolina Theatre on Monday, April 13th at 7 pm. Tickets go on sale March 12 at 10 am. More details, including ticket info here.
FLORENCE – Shoals natives and critically-acclaimed songwriters/performers Jason Isbell, Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley are pooling their exceptional talents for a one-night-only concert to benefit their lifelong friend Terry Pace. The trio will headline a fundraiser on Sunday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at the Shoals Theatre. This will be the first time they have played on stage together in several years.
Pace suffered two debilitating strokes in March which required several weeks of hospitalization in Birmingham. He was recently released from the hospital and is recovering at his home in Sheffield. Rehabilitation will be a long, expensive process and the medical costs continue to mount.
Prior to his illness, Pace was the director of UNA’s Office of Communications and Marketing. For the past eight years, he taught freshman composition and sophomore literature in the UNA Department of English. He also led classes on film appreciation and the history of Muscle Shoals music.
The June benefit is the brainchild of Jayne Jackson, event coordinator at UNA. “I knew the community would want to do something to help Terry. There is so much love for him here. The simple fact that these three prominent artists are coming off the road during heavy touring to do this show on a night off sends a significant message of love and respect. Terry has helped a lot of people through the years and now people want to give back to him.”
For the past 30 years Pace has been a central figure in local music and theatrical circles. He is an actor, director, producer, lecturer and music historian who has been active in supporting and writing about the Muscle Shoals music scene.
Tickets for the event go on sale Thursday and will be $75 (VIP) and $30 (general admission). The VIP tickets include a meet and greet with Isbell, Hood and Cooley after the show. Tickets are available at Pegasus Records in Florence or at
For information call 256-765-1700.
Greetings from rainy Dubuque, Iowa. A sold out show tonight to kick off our last little run of 2013.
Halloween will be in Chicago at the fantastic Vic Theatre. One of our favorite venues in one of our favorite cities. Expect some special surprises for this Evening With DBT show. (and YES, we will be dressing up for the occasion).
Hope to see a bunch of you this next week and a half out there as DBT rolls into a few great towns for thew last shows we play this year.
The new album is finished and we are working on getting the cover ready. Stay tuned for announcements about title and release date info.
After this tour, I have some solo shows coming up. I’ll be spending some time in the Great Northwest for the holidays and in January. I’ll be doing a residency in Portland at the Doug Fir. Three different Wednesday Night shows in January and definitely three very different shows in store.
Finally I want to send a shout out to everyone I saw in Cleveland last weekend and the fine folks at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I played a Rolling Stones Tribute last Saturday and everyone I met there was unbelievably great. The whole experience has me hitting the road extra fired up and ready to play some great music.
See You at The Rock and Roll Show,
Patterson and the DBT Gang
Starting to recover from the GA Theater Fall Spectacular. Believe it was the best yet.
Fly Golden Eagle totally killed it on Saturday. That’s some cool shit that I look forward to seeing and hearing some more soon. The Dexateens have long been one of my all time favorites and they’ve only gotten better (and better and better) with the years. They don’t play nearly enough, so make sure you catch them whenever you get the chance. Can’t wait to hear all the new music they’ve been recording. As always, our fans are the best ever and this weekend has to be up there in my all time favorite crowds list.
Alabama Ass Whuppin’ is nearing it’s re-release date and I’ve kinda been taken back by the press it’s already getting. I was pretty stoked when I heard how well it’s aged (especially with the great new mastering Greg Calbi gave it) but it’s nice having it agreed upon from less biased ears.
Got my copy of T. Hardy Morris‘ incredible album on vinyl today. Audition Tapes is guaranteed to be on my year end list. I truly love every song on it and have been spinning the vinyl over and over all day (it’s been stuck in my car for a couple of months already). I don’t get on here and plug other folks records all that often and we’re relatively recent friends, but let me put it this way; I’m not plugging it as a favor to him, I’m doing it as a favor to you. It’s that fucking good. If’ “OK Corral” don’t make your day better, you’re having one shitty day and I really feel sorry for you.
Hope everyone has a great fall. I’m gonna spend some good time with the family, mix and master our new album, a DBT Fall Tour (including some dates with our new friends The Ol’ 97’s and a Halloween show in Chicago), a small handful of solo dates and maybe a surprise or two. You never know.
Long Live Live Rock and Roll,
DBT is playing this weekend in St. Louis, Kansas City and Little Rock.
We’ve mostly just played one-offs of late and we’re all looking forward to stretching out with multiple shows.
DBT shows have been fairly few of late as Cooley and I have been finishing up our solo touring and busy writing for next album.
It’s going to be a fun weekend.
Next weekend, I fly to Seattle to play a show with my Dad, David Hood.
This one-off will be our first time ever to play together on the west coast and will be a real treat.
The show (at The Triple Door) is in conjunction with the SIFF screening of the documentary film Muscle Shoals which tells the story of my Dad and his partners (and competitors) making some of the world’s finest records back in the 60’s and 70’s.
We are working up a special set just for this show and I highly urge you all to try to come out to it.
The following evening (May 31) I will be playing a very rare solo show in Portland at Mississippi Studios.
I plan to tell stories and play an overview of songs from DBT and my solo catalog.
In June, Mike Cooley and I both have solo tours. Check the DBT Shows page or my solo site for a complete listing.
This will probably be the last full tour I do for Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance.
We will kick off with two shows with The Mystic Rumblers (Dad, Brad and Jay) in Birmingham (opening for Alabama Shakes) and in Franklin TN.
I will be touring with Brad Morgan and Jay Gonzalez.
The tour will end with a special free show in Downtown Athens for Athfest on Sunday June 23.
For that show, I will be playing with the full extended band that I toured with last fall plus my Father.
MYSTIC DOWNTOWN RUMBLERS.
This will truly be a once only special show with 7 piece band and surprises.
On July 4th, The Dimmer Twins (Mike Cooley and I) will be playing at Standard Deluxe in Waverly AL.
This is a very special one-off in a very special place.
Keep an eye peeled toward www.drivebytruckers.com for upcoming information about the special reissue of Alabama Ass Whuppin’, our long out of print live album from 2000. Release date and info forthcoming.
I wish everyone a safe and fun summer and hope to see you out there somewhere.