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Drivin N’ Cryin’ / Aaron Kelly Band
February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
It was October 1985 when Drivin N Cryin played their first show at Atlantas famed 688 Club. The band quickly gained attention for its blistering live shows and amassed a rabid fanbase in the fertile soil of the late-1980s music scene in the Southeast. Now 30 years later, founding members Kevn Kinney and Tim Nielsen find themselves enjoying a milestone anniversary for the band, having survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musical landscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of back roads and highways to arrive here.
Celebrating their 30th Anniversary together in 2015, a gold record, 10 full-length albums and a handful of EPs to their credit, the band still refuses to rest on its laurels, DNC has had an amazing rotation of lead guitarists joining them such as Warner E. Hodges (Jason & The Scorchers), Aaron Lee Tasjan, Mark Bryan (Hootie & The Blowfish) and others while continuing to tour the World to great acclaim. In 2015, a vinyl-only collection of 10 choice cuts from the bands 4-EP Songs series, entitled Best of Songs, was released on Nashvilles Plowboy Records. In 2017, the lineup now includes guitarist Laur Joamets (Sturgill Simpson) and a Fall re-release of Mystery Road on Island Records/Universal plus a cover of the bands most well-known song Straight To Hell appears on Darius Ruckers new album all leads to a very busy 2018.
Comfortable with their past and confident in their future, the band has an arsenal of songs, a full tank of gas and no intention of stopping any time soon.