Episode 35: Patterson Hood of Drive By Truckers

For almost 20 years, Drive-By Truckers have been one of America’s best bands, known for melding cinematic lyrics to riff-heavy arena rock. As one of the band’s primary songwriters, Patterson Hood has established himself as one of the finest stylists in all of southern rock.

Ahead of DBT’s latest album, American Band, Hood talked about how the group has survived its many ups and downs, as well as the challenges of inserting political messages into songs.