On Thursday, January 16th, the Drive-By Truckers played a live show at the Fox Theatre. Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. Founded in 1996 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, the band has long held a progressive fire in their belly but with AMERICAN BAND, they have made the most explicitly political album in their extraordinary canon. Photography by Ryan Cutler, TheShowLastNight.com