Patterson Hood Pens Confederate Flag Essay for NYT Magazine

Patterson Hood Pens Confederate Flag Essay for NYT Magazine

Sharing his insights and feelings about the recent Confederate flag debate, in the wake of its removal from the South Carolina state capitol Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers penned a thoughtful essay for the New York Times Magazine. “It’s time to quit rallying around a flag that divides,” writes Hood. “And it is time for the South to – dare I say it? – rise up and show our nation what a beautiful place our region is, and what more it could become.” The full piece can be read here.

 Meanwhile, the Truckers are currently putting the finishing touches on a forthcoming five-LP/three-CD live album recorded at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. They also begin another slew of tour dates in August, including a brief string opening for the Alabama Shakes. The band’s next Georgia date is a headlining show at Augusta’s Jessye Norman Amphitheatre on Aug. 9th.

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