Drivin' N' Cryin' is a Southern Rock band that splits the difference between heavy metal and country music and swerves back and forth between the two while lyrically plowing the rich fields of Southern subject matter. These three words - Drivin' n' Cryin' - tell the story of some people's lives: the freedom, the heartbreak, the ride toward dreams of better things. Countless followers have rallied to the call of d'n'c' ever since the group exploded out of Atlanta and began their epic as one of the great live bands of all time.
Their hits - Fly Me Courageous, Scarred but Smarter, Build a Fire, Honeysuckle Blue, & Straight to Hell - brought Southern rock to its peak of concise, passionate eloquence. Driven by a lethal rhythm combination, with Tim Nielsen on bass and Jeff Sullivan on drums, the unmistakable voice and lyrics of Kevn Kinney burned like a brand into the hearts of fans - not just bedrock believers from Dixie but Americans in every corner of the country.
Blue Dogs were formed in Charleston, SC, in 1987 by lead singer/guitarist Bobby Houck and bassist Hank Futch, who had known each other since childhood and played together in college. Drummer Greg Walker came along later, joining the band in 1993. At first, the Blue Dogs were acoustic-oriented and played a lot of bluegrass and country covers. But in the early '90s, they went electric and shifted their focus to roots rock, country-rock, and Southern rock; the artists who have influenced the electric version of the Blue Dogs range from the Wallflowers and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to Little Feat and John Cougar Mellencamp.