Drivin' N' Cryin'

BHouse Live Presents

Drivin' N' Cryin'

MachineGun Preacher, Söur Bruthers

Friday 12.15.17

9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Drivin' N' Cryin'
Drivin' N' Cryin'
Biography
Celebrating their 32nd Anniversary together, Atlanta-based folk rock act, Drivin N Cryin, have spent most of 2017 on tour. In October 1985 Drivin N Cryin played their first show at Atlanta’s 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 Southeast music scene. Now, 32 years later and releasing four full length albums on Island Records and one on Geffen Records 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 backroads and highways to arrive here.
With a gold record, 10 full-length albums, and a handful of EPs to their credit, the band still refuses to rest. In 2012, a documentary about the band entitled Scarred but Smarter: Life n Times of Drivin' N’ Cryin' was produced. In 2015, a collection of 10 choice cuts from the band’s 4-EP “Songs” series, entitled Best of Songs, was released on Nashville’s Plowboy Records. Additionally, the band was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame the same year. The following year, Drivin N Cryin released a vinyl-only album, entitled Archives Vol One , with a collection of basement recordings from the years 1988 to 1990.
With Dave V. Johnson as their drummer and the band's newest member Laur Joamets (originally Sturgill Simpson) now being added to the lineup, Drivin N Cryin is continuing to tour the U.S. to great acclaim.
Island Records will be re-releasing their acclaimed record “Mystery Road” through Universal Music Group later this year. Darius Rucker has cut “Straight to Hell” on his new album slated for this October with guest vocals appearances of Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley and Jason Aldean.
A quote from the band’s lead singer, Kevn Kinney, gives a little insight into what Drivin N Cryin is all about: “We are a band that's like your record collection.” Drawing influence from a wide array of musical elements, Drivin N Cryin has developed a unique sound over the years. Their name derives from the eclectic nature of this sound: a little drivin' rock n roll and a little country twang. Comfortable with their past and confident in their future, the band has an arsenal of songs, a full tank of gas, and no plans of stopping any time soon
MachineGun Preacher
MachineGun Preacher
MachineGun Preacher is a power trio out of Indianapolis, IN. Dino Codalata is out
front handling guitar and lead vocals, while Chris Neely brings in the low end on
driving bass guitar and backup vocals, Jason Greathouse is laying down the
backbone and groove on drums.
With a combined 30 plus years of performance and stage experience, MGP brings
a seasoned sound of blues based hard rock to their audience at every show.
While influences range from ZZ Top, Pat Travers, Buddy Guy and even a bit of
Iron Maiden, their original music is 100% MachineGun Preacher.
Some of the covers include artists such as The Allman Brothers, Kings X, Rory
Gallagher and more.
Currently MGP is focusing on writing, cataloging & putting the finishing touches on
their original music for the upcoming album. MGP is anticipating having the album
complete late spring early summer of 2018. When not working on their originals,
MGP makes sure to take the time to play out to keep the love of the stage alive.
Performing mostly local shows in Indy, MGP had a few out of state adventures this
year. Most notably playing two days at the 2017 Chillicothe EasyRiders Rodeo
opening up for & sharing the stage with The Royal Hounds, The Frye Brothers &
The Dead Daisies. The band being well received secured an immediate booking
for next year’s 2018 EasyRiders Rodeo.
Söur Bruthers
Söur Bruthers
Söurlicious Ròck with a Country Twang!
Venue Information:
B House Live
1000 N Rohlwing Road #13
Lombard, IL, 60148