Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers w/Hope for AgoldensummerPop/Rock
By now, it shouldn’t seem strange to see Patterson Hood in a context other than the Drive-By Truckers’ narrative Southern rock empire. He and that band have backed other performers — Booker T. Jones, for example. And being a prolific writer with a restless intellect, Hood occasionally ventures beyond the band to produce a solo album. This time, he began by trying to write a book while on tour. But it quickly became an autobiographical manuscript with corresponding songs, and ultimately turned into an album called Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance. The dozen compositions capture the hollowness he experienced during a long-gone period of life, along with the gravitational pull that caring deeply exerts on him now. Musically, they’re just as close-cut, and they leave his angular melodicism more exposed. The band Hood assembled to take these viscerally compelling tunes out on the road — The Downtown Rumblers — includes part of the Truckers’ rhythm section, plus a cellist and folk-singing siblings.
The High Watt
Show: 8:00 PM
18 and over