There’s no new record coming from acclaimed rockers Drive-By Truckers this fall, but there is an old one — and they’re celebrating with a slew of tour dates that will include two nights Nov. 16-17 in Austin at the Scoot Inn.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. via the C3 Concerts website, with a pre-sale opportunity for C3 E-List subscribers at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2.
The old record in question is “Town Burned Down,” due out Sept. 21 on ATO Records. It’s not actually a Truckers album, but rather long-lost sessions of Adam’s House Cat, the band that DBTs co-founders Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley started in the 1980s, well before they reconvened to start another band in the mid-’90s.
Adam’s House Cat tracks recorded in Muscle Shoals, Ala., in 1990 recently resurfaced, with Hood laying down new vocals for the ATO release. The band will reunite to play three shows opening for the Truckers in September, but not in Austin; T. Hardy Morris will open both nights here.
Former DBTs member Jason Isbell also will be in town soon, for a three-night stand at Bass Concert Hall Aug. 24-26. We’ll have more on Isbell in the American-Statesman later this month. And here’s a bit of trivia: When the Drive-By Truckers played the second Austin City Limits Music Festival way back in 2003, Isbell saw Billy Joe Shaver’s set and took special note of Shaver’s fiddle player, Amanda Shires. They got married a decade later.