MoB favorites the Drive-By Truckers have begun their Righteous Path Tour, but not without a slight setback. Patterson Hood has been ill with walking pneumonia, and while many bands would cancel their tour dates, the Truckers just trot out plan B. In this case, enter The Mike Cooley band. Mike’s been one of my favorite songwriters in the Drive-By Truckers and an evening of only Cooley penned tracks would be just fine by me.
Last week, for two nights in a row at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC the Truckers sans Patterson really brought it. Thanks to the internet, you can already listen/download both shows for your enjoyment/curiosity. Below, grab the MP3 of their cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin In The Free World” from the second night.
MP3: Drive-By Truckers – “Rockin In The Free World” (Neil Young)