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Patterson Hood On World Cafe

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Patterson Hood On World Cafe

Patterson Hood On World Cafe

Patterson Hood On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "1201"
  • "Leaving Time"
  • "Disappear"
  • "Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance"

Southern rhythms have always been in Patterson Hood's blood. Born in Alabama as the son of David Hood, a bassist for the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, young Patterson started writing songs at age 8. Much later, he became famous for writing and performing songs with the country-rock band Drive-By Truckers — and began simultaneously producing solo work in 2004.

Hood enlisted Drive-By Truckers bandmate David Barbe for the creation of his new solo album, Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance, which came out this week. Heat Lightning grew out of a dark period following Hood's divorce; here, he explains to World Cafe host David Dye why this album was the "most intimate and personal record" of his career.


This segment originally aired on September 12, 2012.