What About Drivin' n' Cryin'?

RECEIVED Tue., March 26, 2013

Dear Editor,
    I was surprised that Tim Stegall did not even mention Drivin' n' Cryin' in his review of the True Believers reunion at the Continental Club on March 17 [“Alejandro Escovedo's SXSW Closing,” Music, March 22]. Drivin' n' Cryin' is a rock band from Atlanta. They have been making records and touring since the Eighties. Kevn Kinney (guitarist/singer/songwriter for DnC) is a blue-collar Bob Dylan and one of the most prolific songwriters alive. Their show at the Continental Club was awesome! Their second-to-last song was a tribute to R.E.M. that brought the house down. This was soon followed by Peter Buck and Mike Mills joining them onstage to sing the Drivin' n' Cryin' anthem "Straight to Hell.” Did Mr. Stegall step outside for a long smoke break or what? Wake up, pal. If you are going to review a show, you want to at least mention the best band that played that night.
Bobby Lanier
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