The Moment

Patterson Hood on American Band and His Long Career

The prolific songwriter and musician talks about the journey to his band’s 11th album.

Singer/musician Patterson Hood of The Drive-By Truckers performs at SIRIUS XM Studio on March 29, 2010 in New York City.
Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers performs in 2010 in New York City.

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Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers stopped by to talk to Brian about how the group’s latest album, American Band, came to be just before the election. They talk about Patterson’s writing process; his influences, including Bruce Springsteen; and about the moment when Jason Isbell stood in for a set at a house show. Plus, Patterson plays “Ever South,” one of Brian’s favorite songs from the new album.

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