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This studio performance of “Ramon Casiano”—one of the songs from American Band—offers a great example of how the Drive-By Truckers share lead guitar duties. At different points in the song, Jay Gonzalez, Patterson Hood, and Mike Cooley each take a solo.


The Truckers reveal their acoustic side in this three-song set recorded at NPR. Throughout this performance, Patterson Hood strums his 1930s Gene Autry Melody Ranch flattop while Mike Cooley picks his Baxendale CooleyBird, which sports artwork by Wes Freed.


Check out the Rig Rundown we filmed with DBT in 2015 where we detail all the gear used by Mike, Patterson, and Jay.