Drive-By Truckers Confirm All Good Appearance; Upcoming Tour with Spooner Oldham
Six new acts have been added to the 11th annual All Good Music Festival. The Masontown, WV, festival has expanded its lineup to include the Drive-By Truckers, the Benevento/Russo Duo, Sam Bush, the Bridge, Lee Boys and the Ryan Montbleau Band.
These acts join a jam-packed bill which already includes Bob Weir & RatDog, the newly reunited Leftover Salmon, moe., Keller Williams, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Les Claypool, Dark Star Orchestra, Yonder Mountain String Band and Sound Tribe Sector 9, among others. As previously reported, the multi-band festival will take place July 13-15.
In other Drive-By Truckers news, Patterson Hood has confirmed that veteran keyboardist Spooner Oldham will tour with his band this spring. The news comes shortly after the group parted ways with longtime guitarist Jason Isbell. In a public message Hoods says:
_Everyone has seen The Godfather I hope at least a time or two) and knows that a man can’t turn down a request on the day of his daughter’s wedding.
With that said, last weekend I was in memphis attending the wedding of my dear friend Roxanne Oldham. Her father is Spooner Oldham, who has played keyboards on some of my favorite records ever made. Spooner and my father have played together off and on for 40 years. His is that incredible Wurlitzer part that begins Aretha Franklin’s ‘I Never Loved A Man (The Way That I Love You).’ He also played on ‘Do Right Woman’ and has co-written some of the greatest songs ever recorded. He has additionally toured and made records with Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Last summer he toured with Crosby Stills Nash and Young. He also played keys on ‘When The Pin Hits the Shell’ on our Decoration Day album._