ACL 2012 Day 1: Patterson Hood

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At the BMI stage, Patterson Hood (from the Drive-by Truckers) had the risky task of performing at the same time as Florence + the Machine, who stole most of the crowd as a headliner at the Bud Light stage.

Yet, Hood (who released his solo album Heat Lighting Rumbles in the Distance in September) had plenty of fans showing him some love. Judging by the few songs I heard, he loved them back with a stirring, artsy set of pure alternative country and Southern rock. — Enrique Lopetegui

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