Drivin’ N Cryin’, “Too Late To Turn Back Now!” – New West Records

Posted on: 26 July 2018

Eponymously released in 1997, Too Late To Turn Back Now! has been released on vinyl for the first time, and it documents a period of change from the Atlanta-based rockers. As leader Kevn Kinney relates, this era “…is who I am. Gone are the major labels. Gone are the tour buses.” So instead of big studios (and […]

The best and the brightest: A taste of 12 Georgia-made IPAs, pale ales

Posted on: 6 July 2018

India pale ale is still the best-selling craft beer style in the U.S., and many newer sub styles in the hazy, fruity, juicy spectrum are the stuff of both fierce fandom and debate. Though not as big as it once was, pale ale remains popular, especially with many styles emerging that take cues from what’s […]

Posted on: 19 April 2018

STAFF REVIEW Supersuckers / Drivin N Cryin Live in Grand Rapids (2018) It was an interesting combination of bands. Headlining was the self proclaimed Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World. Sandwiched in the middle of the bill was a band that had a huge radio hit in the early 90’s. Opening was a local hardcore […]

2018 Luck Reunion: Willie Nelson, Horses and Weed Highlight Austin Festival

Posted on: 27 March 2018

Margo Price, Lilly Hiatt, Texas Gentlemen and surprise collaborations make SXSW day trip a can’t-miss Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson were among the highlights at the 2018 Luck Reunion. Gary Miller/Getty Images  By David Menconi March 16, 2018 Lilly Hiatt had just led her quartet through a rocked-up set at the seventh annual Luck Reunion, the eclectic […]

The 50 Best Southern Rock Albums of All Time

Posted on: 27 February 2018

Growing up in Atlanta in the 1970s and ’80s, “Southern rock” meant a very specific thing: long-haired bands like Molly Hatchet, the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynrd playing extended guitar solos with enough bluster to pick a fight at any smoky roadhouse. It was part country redneck, part psychedelic hippie, and it dominated the FM […]

Drivin’ N Cryin’ Rock In Birmingham Once Again

Posted on: 27 February 2018

Drivin’ N Cryin’ Rock In Birmingham Once Again February 23, 2018 Drivin’ N Cryin’ have been performing together since 1985. In that time, the Atlanta based band has played Birmingham, Alabama numerous times. The group added another trip to the Magic City to their history on February 22nd as they performed to a good crowd at Saturn […]

Drivin N Cryin Perform at Macon’s Hargray Capitol Theatre

Posted on: 27 February 2018

Drivin N Cryin Drivin N Cryin performed at the Hargray Capitol Theatre in Macon, GA this past Thursday. Along with them was upcoming country artist Caleb Caudle. Since 1985, Drivin N Cryin have been playing their music live on stage and drawing substantial crowds during their tours across the USA. Not only do they have ten albums under their belt, one of which […]

Drivin’ n’ Cryin’: Mystery Road [Expanded Edition] (Island/UMe)

Posted on: 7 November 2017

In what hopefully kicks off the first of several expanded edition albums from Drivin’ n’ Cryin’, Island Records and UMe have recently re-released ‘Mystery Road; (on vinyl and CD), with seven demos tacked onto the classic record. Curiously, the re-release started with the band’s third album, 1991’s ‘Fly Me Courageous,’ though arguable one of their […]

Reissued ’89 “Mystery Road” LP by Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ includes unreleased demos

Posted on: 20 October 2017

My original, 1989 CD of Drivin’ N’ Cryin’s “Mystery Road,” alongside the new, double-LP reissue. ALBUM REVIEW: Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ – Mystery Road reissue (Island Records / Ume) 2017 /1989 It was because of my intense love of the Athens, Ga. band R.E.M. that I first took notice of fellow Georgians, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, as the reviews […]

Dig Me Out Podcast’s Review of Smoke

Posted on: 26 July 2016

This week our requested review takes us down South to Atlanta, GA to check out the fifth album Smoke by Drivin’ N Cryin’.

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ bring the heart of America to the Sahara

Posted on: 20 July 2016

“Thank you for coming out to our South by Southwest performance,” band leader Kevn Kinney joked a few songs into Tuesday’s Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ show at the Sahara Lounge. “We’re a little late, but we got stuck in traffic for four months.” They were worth any wait, as it turned out. The Atlanta rockers have […]

“Still creating vital, powerful music.” Ink 19 Reviews ‘Turntable’

Posted on: 7 March 2014

Atlanta’s Kevn Kinney and Drivin’ N Cryin’ have weathered the ups and downs of the music business since the mid-’80s with their mix of hard rock, southern-style boogie, a heap of punk attitude, topped off with Kinney’s love of lo-fi garage rock. The last year has seen them release 4 EPs (Songs From The Laundromat, Songs […]

‘Songs for the Turntable’ brings it all home for the DNC fans

Posted on: 24 January 2014

Innocent Words Magazine Reviews ‘Songs For The Turntable’ By Paul Barrel January 23, 2014 With their fourth and final release created under the business model that they would issue shorter EPs over a period of months versus a longer release that could take years to reach the market, Drivin N Cryin has hit a home run. […]

“This is an honest film about fame, commerce and art in America.”

Posted on: 10 June 2013

Indie Music Reviews Scarred But Smarter (life n times of drivin n cryin) by J. Rivera “You don’t fit in anywhere.” says Kevin Kinney about his band, Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ and its considerable legacy. What started off as a two month project bloomed into a three year journey for Atlanta’s Regular Guys radio show host […]

The Examiner Reviews ‘Scarred But Smarter’ and Talks To EVH

Posted on: 4 April 2013

Film me courageous: Atlanta's Drivin' 'n' Cryin' rejoiced in rockumentary by Jeremy Kennedy for The Examiner Film me courageous: Atlanta's Drivin’ ‘N’ Cryin’ rejoiced in radio celebrity’s rockumentary Every town has that one band that they claim as their own. Whether stardom is defined as a gold record, sell-out shows at the local tavern, or a […]

The Big Takeover Reviews ‘Songs About Cars, Space and The Ramones’

Posted on: 16 January 2013

1.16.2013 by Joseph Kyle Drivin ‘n’ Cryin’s second of four EPs, Songs About Cars, Space, and the Ramones finds them on the fresh, upbeat jangle-rock kick that was found on the preceding EP, Songs from the Laundromat. Kicking off with “Hot Wheels,” it’s obvious that Kevn Kinney is still a powerful songwriter, and his knack for writing […]

“Pushing play on this CD is like pressing the ignition switch on the Gemini rocket!”

Posted on: 26 November 2012

Guitar International Magazine Reviews 'Songs About Cars, Space and The Ramones' By: William Clark Southern rockers Drivin’ n Cryin’ are back with the second of four viagra 100mg EPs in their magazine subscription-style series, which shows the glam metal Georgia boys blasting through Earth’s atmosphere and into previously uncharted musical frontiers. Songs About Cars, Space, and the […]

“Blistering… driving, punk-rock fun.” Punk Globe Mag Reviews ‘SAC,S&R’

Posted on: 1 November 2012

By Mary Leary for Punk Globe Magazine November 1, 2012 Who doesn’t want to hear songs about cars, space, and the Ramones? Especially if they’re written and performed by Kevn Kinney and his crew? Songs about Cars, Space and the Ramones is the second installation in what Kinney’s described as “… five-or six-song recordings every […]

“Without doubt, this is the band’s coming of age.”

Posted on: 29 October 2012

by Mark S. Tucker for Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange October 27, 2012 Sweet! The second of four DNC (no, good lord!, not the Democratic National Convention but Drivin’ N’ Cryin’) EPs has arrived, following on Songs from the Laundromat (here). As the boyz themselves exclaim, the influences this time around are The online pharmacy without prescription […]

Some of the band’s best songs in over two decades”

Posted on: 25 October 2012

Blurt Magazine reviews ‘Songs About Cars, Space and The Ramones’ October 24, 2012 Dormant for way too long, Atlanta’s Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ is making up for lost time with a set of four EPs spaced out over a year, each focusing on various musical touchstones throughout their criminally overlooked career. (Seriously, the world can make […]

Blogcritics Reviews 'Songs About Cars, Space and The Ramones'

Posted on: 22 October 2012

Drivin' N' Cryin' is a multi-faceted band, and to celebrate that fact the band is releasing four EPs over a 12-month period. Songs from the Laundromat was released in June and represented rock. This one, Songs About Cars, Space and The Ramones represents punk. Future EPs will cover country and some mystery category not yet revealed. From the first […]

Guitar International Reviews ‘Songs From The Laundromat’

Posted on: 4 October 2012

By: William Clark Southern hard rockers, Drivin’ n Cryin’, whose hits such as “Fly Me Courageous” and “Build A Fire” still receive heavy rotation on the Hair Nation airwaves, have made a powerful return to the music world after a three year break of releasing new music. I have to say that the band has definitely […]

Still Going Strong After 27 Years

Posted on: 1 October 2012

Southern rock road dogs Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ still going strong after 27 years By Steve Wildsmith for The Daily Times Kevn Kinney isn’t exactly a slave driver, but the singer-songwriter and front man for Southern rock band Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ sets some high standards for his bandmates. Bass player Tim Neilsen has been with Kinney […]

“A six song juggernaut of blistering guitars, booming rhythms and sweet melodies.”

Posted on: 18 September 2012

The Examiner reviews “Songs About Cars, Space and The Ramones”… September 18, 2012 by Chris Martin, for The Examiner On their latest EP, Songs About Cars, Space & The Ramones, Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ (DNC) shifts it into overdrive and slams the pedal to the floor taking the listener on a high octane joy ride. From the first note it […]

“The band’s sound is nothing short of powerful.”

Posted on: 9 August 2012

Big Takeover Magazine Reviews ‘Songs From The Laundromat” August 9, 2012 by Joseph Kyle Southern college rockers Drivin’ N Cryin’ have been doing their thing for nearly thirty years, quietly rocking and making music that their faithful followers have enjoyed. This five-song EP is their first new material in three years—and only the second record of new material […]

“A Great Time To Be Drivin N Cryin” – The Examiner

Posted on: 2 August 2012

by Chris Martin for The Examiner August 1, 2012 Riding high from a recently released critically successful EP, a career spanning documentary on the way, playing shows in front of packed houses and a recent headline spot on Music City Roots, yeah I’d say right now is a great time to be Drivin’ ‘n’ Cryin’ (DNC). This […]

Jambands Reviews “Songs From The Laundromat”

Posted on: 9 July 2012

by Brian Robbins for Jambands Drivin’ N Cryin’ is embarking on an interesting sonic trip, with plans to release 4 EPs over the next year. Songs From The Laundromatis the first chapter – five tunes recorded on their home turf in Atlanta, GA with frontman/guitarist/vocalist Kevn Kinney handling production chores. The EP marks the studio debut […]

AllMusic Reviews “Songs From The Laundromat”

Posted on: 25 June 2012

Review by Mark Deming In a world where the download is rapidly replacing physical product, more than a few artists have declared the album is dead, but Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ leader Kevn Kinney has a slightly different view — he’s bored with albums, and tired of watching his ideas get stale before he can get them into circulation. Or […]

MOKB Reviews “Songs From The Laundromat”

Posted on: 18 June 2012

Kevn Kinney and the Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ crew employ such a ferocious attack on the first two Songs from the Laundromat tracks (“Dirty,” “Ain’t Waitin’ on Tomorrow”), they verge on heavy metal. The five-song EP could be an exercise in well-edited, concise rock songwriting and precision. And for anyone who doesn’t get fired up about hard rock, “REM” (a […]

Blurt Mag: First Look: New Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ EP

Posted on: 12 June 2012

The Southern stalwarts kick off a series of new releases with a survey of their strengths. Songs From the Laundromat is out this week on their own New! label. By Michael Toland The first in a series of EPs that replace a new album from the veteran Atlanta quartet,Songs From the Laundromat presents a quick survey […]

Sadler Vaden’s energetic performance reinvigorates Drivin’ N Cryin

Posted on: 6 January 2012

A review of Drivin' N Cryin' and co. at the Pour House by Jared Booth for the Charleston City Paper December 19, 2011 Drivin' N Cryin', Josh Roberts and the Hinges The Pour House Dec. 17 The Pour House was packed to the gills on Saturday night as music fans gathered to see the prodigal son […]

The WAE Q&A with Drivin’ n’ Cryin’s Kevn Kinney

Posted on: 16 December 2011

The WAE Q&A with Drivin’ n’ Cryin’s Kevn Kinney by Brian Tucker December 13, 2011 Drivin n’ Cryin’ is a band that has never exploded and never quit, continually making great American music. Formed in 1986, their music remains timeless, from great albums like “Scarred but Smarter” and “Mystery Road” to their most successful “Fly Me […]

The Wilmington Star News talks to Kevn

Posted on: 14 December 2011

Since '85, Drivin' n' Cryin' has been honing its identity Kevn Kinney (from left), Dave V. Johnson, Sadler Vaden and Tim Nielsen are Drivin' n' Cryin' Courtesy photo By Brian Tucker StarNews Correspondent December 14, 2011 “Here's the good news: We created our own world. Here's the bad news: We created our own world.” So […]

Sadler and Tim talk to Charleston City Paper

Posted on: 14 December 2011

Sadler Vaden lands a gig with Drivin' N Cryin' Two Parts Kick-Ass by T. Ballard Lesemann for the Charleston City Paper December 14, 2011 One year ago, Sadler Vaden was super busy with studio and road work with his longtime rock trio Leslie. As the long-haired, bright-eyed frontman and main spokesman for the band, Vaden and […]

Drivin’ N Cryin’ stick to what they know best for 25 years

Posted on: 13 December 2011

Drivin’ N Cryin’ stick to what they know best for 25 years by Sarah Richter for the Wilmington Encore When asking someone their favorite musicians, peppered in with the Billboard Top 100 hits are always artists and songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. A sense of nostalgia exists in holding on to the purity […]

DNC: “One of the best hard-rock outfits of the late 20th century”

Posted on: 17 November 2011

Hard rockers Drivin' N' Cryin': bigger than nostalgia Drive On by SEAN L. MALONEY for The Nasville Scene The problem with nostalgia is that it's rooted in a specific time and a specific space. And the problem with modern nostalgia is that it's almost always coming from the top down, the canonization being executed by a […]

Todd Snider and Kevn Kinney have a pickin’ party

Posted on: 20 September 2011

Todd Snider w/ Kevn Kinney The Windjammer Sept. 11 With chairs set out on the dance floor of the Windjammer, the usually rocking joint turned into an old-fashioned music hall for a mostly middle-aged crowd on Sunday evening. Songwriters Todd Snider and Kevn Kinney (of Drivin' N' Cryin') treated the audience to humorous banter and […]

Gwinnett Daily Talks to Kevn

Posted on: 31 August 2011

Atlanta's Own Drivin' N Cryin' To Perform At 37 Main Tonight by Meghan Kotowski August 30, 2011 BUFORD — Atlanta's own Drivin' N Cryin' is taking the stage at Buford's 37 Main tonight at 10 p.m. with local band Athens opening the show. Better known for their hits “Straight to Hell,” “Fly Me Courageous” and […]

The Examiner Reviews Kevn Kinney Band at Park Tavern

Posted on: 30 August 2011

Kevn Kinney, Some Dark Holler and Ken Will Morton at the Park Tavern by Chris Martin for The Examiner August 29, 2011 If you did not partake in the rock show at the Park Tavern last night, then shame on you. If you did, then you know what I am talking about. Sunday night the […]

Rock Gods, Batman & The Big Apple.

Posted on: 18 August 2011

Drivin n Cryin at The Mercury Lounge NYC August 13, 2011 by Todd Shelton for The Backstage Beat While Drivin N Cryin’s reputation as rock gods may never have crossed the Mason-Dixon line, the crowd that packed into the Mercury Lounge on Saturday night showed a reverence rarely exhibited by a crowd in the band’s […]

WSJ: Sonic Summer with DNC

Posted on: 10 August 2011

by Andy Battaglia for the Wall Street Journal Aug. 10, 2011 For rock aficionados of a certain vintage raised in the Southeast, the men of Drivin' N' Cryin' are legends—makers of albums and instigators of live shows in the 1990s that seemed to assume storied status in the classic-rock canon but, as time and travels […]

The Backstage Beat reviews the Atlanta Buckhead Theatre Show

Posted on: 4 August 2011

DNC – The Buckhead Theatre by Todd Shelton for The Backstage Beat Aug. 3, 2011 What did you miss if you weren’t at the Buckhead Theatre last Friday night?  First, you missed a brilliant rock show.  The music was loud and the bands all came prepared to deliver the goods.  Second, you missed a lot […]

The Examiner reviews AGCM

Posted on: 4 August 2011

Treat your ears to A Good Country Mile by Kevn Kinney & the Golden Palominos by Chris Martin for The Examiner August 3, 2011 Kevn Kinney (KK) has been a busy man over the past couple of years. New music from Drivin N Cryin (DNC), filming of a movie about the band (still in progress), constant […]

The Independent Interviews Tim Nielsen

Posted on: 29 July 2011

If you were paying attention to the Southeast region during the ’90s, it would have been hard to miss Drivin’ N Cryin’. And why would you want to? This brainchild of Kevin Kinney and Tim Nielsen has remained one of those special bands that truly never tried to fit into a neat category. Their debut, […]

AJC Live Music Picks: Drivin N Cryin

Posted on: 28 July 2011

Drivin N Cryin, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit This Atlanta outfit might not have a prolific recording career these days, but Drivin N Cryin still puts on one of the best shows in town. That’s just one reason why the band is the perfect choice to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Buckhead Theatre […]

Real Rock Month: Drivin N Cryin

Posted on: 25 July 2011

Real Rock Month isn’t just about new bands, we also wanna shower some love on lifers who’re keeping the faith. To wit, Drivin’ n’ Cryin’, the long-lived Southern rockers lead by good captain Kevn Kinney, part of the under-appreciated pantheon that includes Peter Case, Dave Alvin and other major singer-songwriters to rise to prominence in […]

Drivin N Cryin to headline Atlanta’s Buckhead Theatre 1yr Anniversary

Posted on: 23 July 2011

Drivin N Cryin is pleased to be a part of Atlanta's Buckhead Theatre 1yr Anniversary celebration on Friday July 29. DNC will headline the former Roxy in the heart of Atlanta's Buckhead district. Support acts include Jason Isbell and Futurebirds. Tickets are available at http://www.thebuckheadtheatre.com/index.php/upcoming_shows/buckhead_theatre_one_year_anniversary/

DNC Birmingham Show Review

Posted on: 2 May 2011

How they sounded: Drivin N Cryin amps up the volume at Birmingham’s Crawfish Boil The second set of the evening emphasized rowdy Southern rock, and fans responded with gusto. Kevn Kinney, the frontman of Drivin N Cryin, was in his element as he sang about “going straight to (heck)” at the Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish […]

Raleigh’s IndyWeek talks to Kevn…

Posted on: 13 April 2011

Five words with Drivin N Cryin by Chris Parker Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ emerged from Atlanta, Ga., on the coattails of Athens’ jangle pop explosion, with more guitar bite than the then-ubiquitous R.E.M. wannabes. Inspired by the bar band ethos, they developed their own crunchy rock take on Southern roots. But late ’80s college rock success […]

The Examiner Reviews Kevn Kinney & The Musical Kings

Posted on: 15 March 2011

The Baseball Project and Kevn Kinney hit a homerun at the Star Bar by Chris Martin for The Examiner March 14, 2011 To say the Star Bar is small would be an understatement, but cialis pills then that is most of its charm. This past Friday night, March 11th, The Baseball Project and Kevn Kinney & the […]

AJC – Drivin N Cryin to be honored…

Posted on: 9 March 2011

Drivin N Cryin to be honored under Gold Dome By Alexis Stevens The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Wednesday, March 9, 2011 For more than 25 years, the band Drivin N Cryin has created a sound all its own. It’s a combination of rock, blues and folk, and it has influenced countless others. On Thursday, the Atlanta-based band will […]

Milwaukee's Shepherd Express interviews Kevn

Posted on: 17 January 2011

Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ and ‘The Great American Bubble Factory’ Kevn Kinney can’t remember exactly when his band Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ last played his hometown of Milwaukee, but it was quite a while ago. It was probably ’96 or ’97, he says, possibly ’98, though that seems too recent. The Atlanta rock band cut down drastically […]

Kevn talks to On Milwaukee

Posted on: 17 January 2011

Gig Roundup: Kinney Comes Home Published Jan. 17, 2011 at 1:08 p.m. Milwaukee native Kevn Kinney comes home to play Shank Hall with Drivin’ N Cryin’ for the first time in years on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Although Kinney has been a relatively frequent visitor to his hometown to play material from his solo records, this […]

Backstage Pass Tabernacle Show Review

Posted on: 3 January 2011

Drivin N Cryin Rocked “Holiday Hangover” Show at The Tabernacle! Every year a magical thing happens in Atlanta, Georgia the day after Christmas.  Thousands awake more than a little hungover from the many necessary libations consumed to endure the longest day ever spent with family; convinced they must be adopted, and start plotting as to […]

Great Southern Brainfart reviews The Tabernacle Show

Posted on: 1 January 2011

Drivin’ N Cryin’ – Comin’ Home and Hangin’ With Friends by Don de Leaumont 12/30/10 2010 was quite an eventful year for Drivin’ N Cryin’. Not only did they put out their first new album in nearly 12 years, they also managed to make the best record they’ve made since “Mystery Road” and put on some […]

The Examiner Reviews DNC at The Tabernacle 12/26/10

Posted on: 28 December 2010

Drivin N Cryin & friends rock the Tabernacle on a cold Sunday night by Chris Martin for The Examiner There are few things in this world you can count on, but aDrivin N Cryin (DNC) show during the holidays is definitely one of them. Whether it be Thanksgiving orChristmas DNC brings the heat and puts on […]

Holiday Hangover Review by the Backstage Beat

Posted on: 28 December 2010

Holiday Hangover Concert Review by Amber Amick for the Backstage Beat By December 26th I was completely over my family.  I love them, but I was over them.  This fact established, I was onboard for the theory behind Holiday Hangover at The Tabernacle hosted by Rock 100.5.  Yes, I was enthusiastic about the theory, but […]

Kevn talks to The Backstage Beat

Posted on: 22 December 2010

HANGN WITH KEVN See the video interview here: http://www.thebackstagebeat.com/2010/12/hangn-with-kevn/ Local Atlanta Legend, Kevn Kinney, of Drivin N Cryin sat down in a cozy, dimly lit cafe in Atlanta to promote the upcoming Holiday Hangover show. Rock 100.5 is hosting this event and it will be held at The Tabernacle on December 26th, 2010. Kevn and Ange […]

Kevn talks to the Great Southern Brainfart

Posted on: 17 December 2010

Blowin’ Wind With Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ Folksinger, songwriter, punk rocker and Southern Rock Indie icon. For over 20 years, Kevn Kinney has lived a life as diverse as the music he creates. Whether he’s performing loud, intense rock & roll with his band Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ or doing solo acoustic shows in […]

Greenville Metromix Q&A with Kevn

Posted on: 17 December 2010

The cell phone reception in Kevn Kinney’s Brooklyn apartment, which is across the street from The Hold Steady’s rehearsal space, is dodgy. Except in the bedroom. So that’s where Kinney is calling from. Drivin N Cryin, the Southern “rawk” institution and early-90s MTV sensation Kinney sings and plays guitar for, is the subject of an […]

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