According to Tim, Live the Love Beautiful is a celebration of the band’s history, but it’s also a celebration of who they are as musicians and as people today. This celebration has manifested itself in a record that stays true to the Southern rock beginnings of Drivin N Cryin, yet stands on its own two feet in the musical landscape of 2019.
Drivin N Cryin, known for songs like “Fly Me Courageous” and “Straight to Hell” and blending electric and acoustic sounds, will be among performers at year two of Huntsville’s Tangled String Music Festival.
Sonically, the track infuses jangly pop-rock with hints of twang and psychedelia. Originally titled “Wreckless Eric Meets The Cars,” “Over And Over” also nods to that titular band’s take on late-’70s new wave.
Kinney and co-founder Tim Nielsen are leading the latest iteration of Drivin N Cryin on a tour to celebrate a scorching new album, “Live the Love Beautiful,” due out in June. That tour brings DNC to town for a show with local band Whiskey in the Pines at 8 p.m. Friday at Fifth & Thomas, 1122 Thomasville Road. Tickets are $25 advance, $28 day of show. Visit www.fifthandthomas.com.
Back in Orlando for a tour supporting their upcoming album, Live the Love Beautiful, Drivin’ N Cryin’ – the self-proclaimed “DIY icons of American underground” – are still at it after more than 30 years of Southern rockin’.
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.
Acclaimed southern rock band Drivin N Cryin have shared their brand new track “Step By Step” from their forthcoming Aaron Lee Tasjan-produced LP Live the Love Beautiful. The song premiered today at Billboard, who praised their new record as a “dynamic and diverse Americana excursion with touches of garage and psychedelic rock, folk and country.” Live the Love Beautiful is out on June 21.
Yesterday, Drivin N Cryin premiered the first single, “Step By Step”, off their upcoming album Live the Love Beautiful with Billboard. Live The Love Beautiful is the album that they were about to start recording when I interviewed bass player Tim Nielsen back in 2017. Now, the album is set for a June 21st release date.
Venerable Georgia rock band Drivin N Cryin have announced the new album Live the Love Beautiful. Produced by Aaron Lee Tasjan — who played guitar for the group for two years before launching his own successful solo career — the 11-track album highlights the quality mix of Southern rock, country and folk that Drivin N Cryin have been perfecting since forming in the mid-Eighties.
The right collaborator proved key in bringing about the first new Drivin N Cryin album in a decade -- Live the Love Beautiful, whose "Step By Step" video (animated by DJ Edwards) is premiering exclusively below.
Montgomery, Alabama is in for a treat on February 21st, as Kevn Kinney comes to town for a rare solo performance at the Capri Theatre. We recently sat down with Kevn to get the full story on how this band came to life, the journey from building sewage plants to touring the country, and details on what the band has planned for the future.
I had the chance to talk with founder and a 33-year member of Drivin N Cryin, Kevn Kinney. We talked about the band’s new and upcoming album, what’s on his current playlist and what Kevn likes to do when he gets home from traveling.
Tybee Island and Savannah fans, however, are about to be reminded of what makes this legendary band, renowned for their blistering live shows, so enduring. Drivin N Cryin are hitting Tybee Post Theater for two nights with what promises to be exceptional performances from the band.
Keep an eye out for their album release this spring/summer as this isn’t something you are going to want to miss. As Tim stated in the interview, its more about the music now than being rock stars, and my friends, they are on to something beautiful.