Alt-Country Mainstay Drive-By Truckers Will Headline The ELM with Ryley Walker

Alt-country, southern rock band Drive-by Truckers will perform at The ELM in Bozeman on February 22, 2022 with support from singer-songwriter, Ryley Walker.

Backed by sonic ambition and social conscience, founding band members Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood have been leading Drive-by Truckers for 25 years. Throughout that time, they’ve unleashed an impressive catalog of thirteen studio albums. Their 2020 release, The New Ok,  received positive reviews and ended up in UNCUT Magazine’s Top 5 at the end of the year.

They’ve landed on late night shows like Letterman and Fallon, opened for legendary bands like Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and played everywhere from their hometown Athens, Georgia to Oslo, Norwary. 


PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets are on sale now online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Reserved balcony loge seating, reserved premium balcony seating, reserved balcony wing seating, and general admission standing room tickets are available. All ages are welcome.

With high ceilings, ample space, and some of the best ventilation systems in the state, the Wilma in Missoula, MT as well as The ELM in Bozeman, MT provide unique opportunities for the Montana community to support the arts in a spacious and more comfortable environment as we move into the colder months.

About Drive-By Truckers

DBT is finally back on the road after the year and a half pandemic lockdown. Just in time to celebrate our 25th birthday.

The band had just released its 12th studio album in January 2020. The Unraveling was mostly recorded in Memphis at Sam Phillips Recording Service – nine new songs detailing the horrific state of MAGA America in songs that addressed white supremacy, school shootings, and the opioid crisis.

The album earned excellent reviews (including later being named “Album of the Year” by Rolling Stone in France) and we set out on the road playing shows up the east coast including NYC, Boston, and DC. Unfortunately, the pandemic happened and we only completed one three-week leg of what was supposed to be a 15-month tour.

In a lockdown, we all did what we could. Cooley, Jay, and I played numerous virtual shows from our respective homes. Matt Patton built up his already successful studio (Dial Back Sound in Water Valley, MS) and album productions including acclaimed records from Bette Smith and Jimbo Mathus. Jay Gonzalez released his third excellent solo album Back to the Hive.

I wrote two new songs inspired by the BLM protests occurring around the country and the federal occupation of my adopted hometown of Portland, OR. We combined them with some tracks we had already recorded in Memphis and released The New OK. Continue reading…