Drivin' N Cryin'
Capitol Theatre at Capitol Theatre
Celebrating their 35th Anniversary together, Atlanta-based folk rock act, Drivin N Cryin,have spent most of their career on tour. In October 1985 Drivin N Cryin played their first show atAtlanta’s famed 688 Club. The band quickly gained attention for their blistering live shows, andamassed a rabid fanbase in the fertile soil of the late-1980s Southeast music scene.Now, 35 years later, and after releasing four full length albums on Island Records and one onGeffen Records, founding members Kevn Kinney and Tim Nielsen find themselves enjoying amilestone anniversary for the band, having survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musicallandscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of back roads and highways to arrive here.After a gold record, 9 full-length albums, and a handful of EPs to their credit, the band stillrefuses to rest. In 2012, a documentary about the band, entitled Scarred but Smarter: Life n Times ofDrivin’ 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 basementrecordings from the years 1988 to 1990.With Dave V. Johnson on drums, and the band’s newest member, Laur Joamets, (originallySturgill Simpson) added to the lineup, Drivin N Cryin continues to tour the U.S. to great acclaim.Island Records re-released their highly recognized Mystery Road album through Universal MusicGroup (2017) & Darius Rucker cut Straight to Hell on his new album, When Was the Last Time,released October 2017 with guest vocal appearances by Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley, and JasonAldean.Mystery Road was named one of “The 50 Best Southern Rock Albums of All Time” by PasteMagazine that year as well. In 2018, New West Records re-released their self-titled 1997 album witha new name, Too Late To Turn Back Now!. In addition, the band recently celebrated the release oftheir 9th studio album, ‘Live the Love Beautiful’. Produced by Nashville’s, and former band member,Aaron Lee Tasjan, the album was released on Drivin N Cryin Records to much praise. A quote from the band’s lead singer, Kevn Kinney, gives a little insight into what Drivin NCryin is all about: “We are a band that’s like your record collection.” Drawing influence from a widearray of musical elements, Drivin N Cryin has developed a unique sound over the years. Their namederives 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 tankof gas, and no plans of stopping any time soon.