Thirty years after their first show and the night before they are inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ will perform Friday night at the Cox Capitol Theatre.
The Atlanta band’s late-1980s albums “Whisper Tames the Lion” and “Mystery Road,” featuring their popular songs “Honeysuckle Blue” and “Straight To Hell,” attracted college-age audiences and widespread radio play in the Southeast, and 1991’s “Fly Me Courageous” went gold, according to the band’s website.
Founding members Kevn Kinney, guitar and vocals, and Tim Nielsen, bass and vocals, are now joined by Warner E. Hodges on guitar, and Dave V. Johnson on drums.
“In early 2015, a vinyl-only collection of 10 choice cuts from the band’s four-EP ‘Songs’ series, entitled ‘Best of Songs,’ was released,” according to a news release. “The band has an arsenal of songs, a full tank of gas, and no plans of stopping any time soon.”
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Formed in Macon in 2009, the Saint Francis Band will open the show.
-- Laura Shirley
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’
When: 8 p.m. Sept. 25
Where: Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St.