Patterson Hood

Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. Having reached their 20th anniversary this year, singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood have long held a progressive fire in their belly but with 2016’s AMERICAN BAND, they have made the most explicitly political album in their extraordinary canon.

@drivebytruckers

RT @nodepression: Happy birthday, @MickJagger! Throwing things back to that time @drivebytruckers and Mick linked up. https://t.co/fUkgEN…

7 hours ago

Bio

Talks

Patterson Hood’s New Favorite ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ Record is Preoccupations

By Patterson Hood | September 15, 2016

Patterson Hood’s New Favorite ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ Record is Preoccupations

The Drive-By Truckers co-founder reflects on the band’s new name and enduring sound.

Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) Talks a Playlist of Songs from His Favorite Albums of 2015

By Patterson Hood | January 20, 2016

Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) Talks a Playlist of Songs from His Favorite Albums of 2015

Hood's playlist will make you laugh, cry and... cry some more.

Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) Talks Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly

By Patterson Hood | December 28, 2015

Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) Talks Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly

On his previous album, Kendrick Lamar was a filmmaker. On his new one, he’s a writer — and maybe one of the best of his generation.

Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) Talks Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly

By Patterson Hood | July 6, 2015

Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) Talks Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly

On his previous album, Kendrick Lamar was a filmmaker. On his new one, he’s a writer — and maybe one of the best of his generation.