Drive-By Truckers-The Perilous Night

Today is voting day in the USA. The positions are all local… mayors, city council, school boards, judges, and others. They are key seats that I hope will help turn the tide of the divisive politics which has hi-jacked our country.

Change begins with your vote.

I hope you took the time to understand and carefully scrutinize those that are running for office in your own neck of the woods. Our future depends on voters turning out. In our world today, we can’t be complacent.

In perfect synchronization, Drive-By Truckers released a brand new song, their rallying cry for today, expressing how your voice is more important than ever.


Drive-By Truckers-The Perilous Night

Drive-By Truckers are Matt Patton, Brad Morgan, Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley, and Jay Gonzalez. Do they need an introduction? After twenty years of making music and eleven studio albums, I am guessing you might know them by now.

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Drive-By Truckers- photo credit Danny Clinch

With their 2016 release of the album, American Band, they expressed their social and political desires musically. They have tried to define what it is to be American and artistically asked important questions rooted in their own loyalty to our nation.

American Band is a sort of rock and roll call to arms as well as a musical reset button for our band and the country we live in. Most of all, we look at it as the beginnings of some conversations that we, as a people very much need to begin having if we ever hope to break through the divisions that are threatening to tear us apart. “

So, it is no surprise that we were graced with a new song and video today. A fitting tribute to the very fabric of our connected aspirations, it reminds us of our worries as well. How do we voice our indifference, how do we actively create change? Drive-By Truckers remind us to speak NOW.


“The Perilous Night” is a dark observance of what is happening all around us within a jamming, dance worthy tune. The tune is lyrically deep and complex with the light and lifting music, balancing it out to be a thirst quenching sound. There is so much to love about a band that takes risks to share their personal beliefs and at the same time fire thoughtful questions about the world in which we live.

I hope this post finds you comforted in the fact that you have actually spoken your mind today by voting. Whatever the outcome, may you be at peace knowing you did, all you could do, for now. Go on, listen to their song again and again. As I listen and watch the images, it makes me feel better knowing, I am not alone.

Perhaps with one vote, we might prevent “The Perilous Night”


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