MTV-era rock band Drivin N Cryin is playing Tampa this week

The Georgians arrive with their first album in 10 years.

click to enlarge MTV-era rock band Drivin N Cryin is playing Tampa this week
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Drivin N Cryin hasn’t released a full-length since its 2009 working class rock-opera, Whatever Happened to the Great American Bubble Factory, but the Georgia-based band tapped songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan to help it get back on track in a big way.

Live the Love Beautiful, a new album from the MTV-era D.I.Y. icons finds frontman Kevn Kinney reflecting on our troubling American existence while new guitarist Laur Joamets (an alum of Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music) jumps in with Drivin N Cryin co-founder Tim Nielsen and longtime drummer Dave V. Johnson for an updated take on the band’s hard-rocking, Southern sound.

Have Gun, Will Travel’s Burke Bros. open the show.

Drivin N Cryin w/Burke Bros.. Thurs. Aug. 15, 8 p.m. $30-$35. The Attic at Rock Brothers Brewing, Ybor City. eventbrite.com.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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