Drive-By Truckers to Headline Inaugural Sing Us Home Music Festival

Southern rock purveyors Drive-By Truckers are set to headline the inaugural Sing Us Home Festival.

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A passion project of singer/songwriter Dave Hause, the new two-day event will take place on Venice Island outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6.

Sing Us Home is set to coincide with the release of Hause’s forthcoming album, Drive It Like It’s Stolen. Hause and his band, the Mermaid, will be featured in the festival’s lineup alongside Kathleen Edwards and Craig Finn of The Hold Steady. The spring weekend will also see performances from Tim Hause, Lydia Loveless, Crossed Keys, The Tisburys, Ocean Ave Stompers, and Philly-based Ska-favorites Catbite.

“For the first time in my career, I get to bring my favorite bands, songwriters, food, and friends to my old neighborhood and share it with all of you,” Hause said of the festival in a statement. “We are going to mix local Philadelphia food, working-class wit, California vibes, acoustic music, punk rock, the Mummers, craft beer, tattoos, art, storytelling, and good old fashioned fun to present a rock and roll weekend that WE would want to attend.”

Along with the festival appearance, the Drive-By Truckers have plotted an extensive U.S. tour throughout the spring and early summer in support of their 14th studio album, Welcome 2 Club XIII.

The “Gravity’s Gone” outfit will kick off their trek in early March and zig-zag across the country until mid-May. The tour also includes the band’s annual four-day “HeAthen’s Homecoming” celebration at the famed 40 Watt Club in their native Athens, Georgia. The fivesome will see support from the likes of Margo Cilker, Lydia Loveless, and many more along the way.

Full Festival Lineup

Drive-By Truckers
Dave Hause & the Mermaid
Kathleen Edwards
Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady)
Lydia Loveless
Tim Hause
Ocean Ave Stompers
The Tisburys
Crossed Keys
Circle of Syn

Photo Courtesy of Clarion Call Media

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