Above: David Hood at work

The members of Drive-By Truckers have confirmed the details regarding their annual Athens, GA homecoming shows. The intimate shows will take place at Athens’ 40 Watt Club from January 14-16. The first night of the run will feature an opening set by local heroes Bloodkin and will benefit Nuci’s Space, a non-profit health and music resource center. The group’s performances on both January 15 and 16 will feature a special opening set by DBT frontman Patterson Hood’s father David Hood and his band The Decoys. The elder hood is a veteran Muscle Shoals bassist and producer.

Rock journalist Mark Kemp discusses the Truckers’ upcoming Athens shows and much more in the next issue of Relix. Be sure to subscribe today.