Drivin N Cryin, Live The Love Beautiful Review
Drivin N Cryin have been hitting stages for over three and a half decades. Building a solid reputation and following that stared at MTV, through avid streamers of today. The rock ‘n’ roll band has formed an institution supported by strong songwriting, a honest southern style, and loud, energetic shows. Drivin N Cryin has remained true to their sound though trends and bandmates have come and gone. The band has kept the flame alive by hitting the stage night after night, guitars in hand, amplifiers set a ten, and delivering their unique brand of self-made rock & roll. Drivin N Cryin is releasing Live the Love Beautiful in June of 2019, the band’s first full-length album since their 2009 working-class rock opera, Whatever Happened to the Great American Bubble Factory. Produced by Aaron Lee Tasjan, the new record is an anthemic blast of full-spectrum rock & roll, with frontman Kevn Kinney singing about the troubled times of modern-day America; the trials and triumphs of an adulthood logged on the road; the benefits of appreciating the small things in life; and even the legacy of the Faces’ late keyboardist, Ian McLagan. Together, these 11 songs connect the dots between the sounds that have shaped Drivin N Cryin’s career since the beginning, mixing together the jangle of folk music, the weirdo textures of 1960s psychedelia, the punky slash-and-burn of old-school rock & roll, and the sweep of Kinney’s southern ballads. They are now releasing their first single from Live the Love Beautiful called “Step by Step.”
Live the Love Beautiful
Step by Step (single)
Single Released - April 5, 2019
Album Release Date: June 21, 2019
Drivin N' Cryin Records
Solid songwriting on subjects that are obviously of emotional and intellectual interest to the band and it comes through loud and clear in the music.