Re: Best band you were surprised to discover you liked
The Drive By Truckers. They're considered "X-Country" or "Alt-Country," but it sounds like some pretty straightforward Southern rock without too much twang. And their songs are exceedingly well-written. "Carl Perkins' Cadillac" is incredible, especially the haunting acoustic version.
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