Patterson’s Statement About Shonna Leaving the Band…

DBT, Patterson Hood, Shonna Tucker December 5th, 2011

As word starts to spread, we have to confirm that Shonna Tucker has left Drive-By Truckers.
We all love and respect her and wish her all of the best in everything she sets out for.
Shonna joined the band the last week of 2003 and has played on some of our best recordings.
She logged in over 1000 shows and was also a major part of our records with Bettye LaVette and Booker T. Jones.
Her charm and spark will be irreplaceable and her part in our last decade of this band’s history is indisputable.
We will share in our fans missing of her.

DBT does plan to carry on and continue forward.
We have major shows planned for New Years Eve weekend as well as our 40 Watt / Nuci’s Space / Athens Homecoming.
We have long been planning on doing less touring in this next year but do intend to begin recording our next album at some point in the not too distant future.

David Barbe will be playing bass in our upcoming shows. He has been part of the DBT family since 2000.

We appreciate our fans and supporters and your caring and concern.
Decisions like this are not made lightly so we ask that you respect all parties in regards to our privacy in this matter. Everyone involved deeply cares for each other.

Love and Rock,

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