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They’re a lot like us in that they’ve been around a long time with the same core.

♦♦♦ NEW ORLEANS, LA – SEPTEMBER 03: Mike Cooley of Drive-By Truckers performs at Tipitina’s on September 3, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The back part of the space houses the band’s gear, but the section we’re in has been converted into a clubhouse outfitted with (among other miscellanea) a couple of leather couches, a makeshift bar, banners from the band’s past tours, enough booze to adequately service an all-night after-show party, several photos from the set of The Magnificent Seven, roughly a dozen bass-drum heads, an ancient-looking, nonoperational organ that guitarist-keyboardist Jay Gonzalez bought at a Salvation Army store, a 16-track recorder that may or may not work and used to be installed at famed Alabama institution Muscle Shoals Studio Sound, a defaced black-and-white glossy of the Captain & Tennille, and a sign that reads “I’m Not a Hard Drinker, It’s the Easiest Thing to Do.” This is where DBT would rehearse if DBT rehearsed.

(Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images) " data-medium-file="https://espngrantland.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/cooley-mike-features.jpg? Actually, DBT has been limbering up all week at the legendary 40 Watt Club downtown, where the band is performing three shows from Thursday to Saturday.

Also, the band name is pretty stupid, which Hood (DBT’s most prolific songwriter and chief theorist) will freely admit with a sheepish shrug. “Didn’t really have any thought of how it would feel to be in a band called that 10 years later.

When Hood named the band, he tells me later, he was obsessed with trucker songs and hip-hop, including early Outkast, Goodie Mob, and Too Short. It’s like those hippies that name their kids Moonflower.

Tucker joined the Athens, Georgia-based Drive-By Truckers in 2003, replacing original bassist Earl Hicks.

Tucker had previously played upright bass on the Truckers' album Decoration Day.

Cooley, as is his custom in songwriting or interviews, measures his words more carefully, though his way of saying nothing somehow says everything.