presented by: Atomic Music Group

Drivin N Cryin

Drivin N Cryin

credit: Lisa Mac

Honeysuckle Blue

Celebrating their 33rd Anniversary together, Atlanta-based folk rock act, Drivin N Cryin, have spent most of their career on tour. In October 1985, Drivin N Cryin played their first show at Atlanta’s famed 688 Club. They quickly gained attention for their blistering live shows, and amassed a rabid fan base in the 1980s Southeast music scene. Now, 33 years later, founding members, Kevn Kinney and Tim, Nielsen find themselves enjoying a milestone anniversary for the band; having survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musical landscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of back roads and highways to arrive here.
Island Records re-released their much celebrated Mystery Road album through Universal Music Group (2017) & Darius Rucker cut Straight to Hell on his new album, When Was the Last Time, released October 2017. Mystery Road was named one of “The 50 Best Southern Rock Albums of All Time” by Paste Magazine that following year. In 2018, New West Records re-released their self-titled 1997 album with a new name, Too Late To Turn Back Now. The band also finished recording their first new, full- length, album in ten years with Nashville producer, Aaron Lee Tasjan.



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Atlanta, GA
Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Folk
Event Type: Showcase