Drive-By Truckers – Live At Primavera Sound, Barcelona -2014 – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

Drive-By Truckers - a dose of down-home in Barcelona.

Drive-By Truckers – a dose of down-home in Barcelona.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Drive-By Truckers – Live At Primavera Sound 2014 – Barcelona -May 29, 2014 – RNE

More American acts at Primavera Sound this year. Adding a dose of Southern-fried Alternative to the mix is Athens Georgia’s own Drive-By Truckers, in concert and recorded this past Friday before a soggy Spanish crowd, who loved them anyway, and the venerable Radio Nacional España crew who heroically preserved every note.

I keep forgetting that Spring Festivals in Europe often mean soggy festivals. From the looks of it, the rain has been pretty non-stop for most of the Festival this year. It hasn’t dampened any spirits, but it does make for subdued appearances, with an ocean full of umbrellas moving in time to the music.

Still, a fine time was had by all and Drive-By Truckers gave the Spanish audience a taste of what is a notable and highly regarded cult band around the U.S.

One of the things that makes these festivals a veritable feast of music is the wide range of acts they present. It’s something that has caught on here, but the eclectic nature of the Festival has been a mainstay in Europe for quite some time. It’s refreshing to hear a band like Drive-By Truckers, and then switch gears to hear Rodrigo Amarante on the same stage. Granted, it can be a little schizo, but if you hang on, it can be a rewarding experience.

Further evidence everybody has something to add to the mix. And that works wonders for me.

 

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