Drivin' N' Cryin'
|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||southern rock rock alternative georgia classic rock dd atlanta|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
Guitarist/vocalist Kevn Kinney (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA), having relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, after splitting from his old punk band the Prosecutors, met bass player Tim Nielsen in a local club, and the two formed Driving N Cryin. Scarred But Smarter was recorded in a week and a half with a real garage rock trio sound, and the band recruited drummer Jeff Sullivan from Mr Crowes Garden, who later became the Black Crowes, and began to broaden their musical style, incorporating country and R&B influences, while expanding their audience with gruelling club touring. Whisper Tames The Lion, by way of contrast to the debut, was rather overproduced, but Mystery Road, with a second guitarist in ex-R.E.M. roadie Buren Fowler, was more representative of the bands true sound. However, Driving N Cryin had become musically somewhat schizophrenic at this stage, mixing heavy rockers with country songs, although the...