Southern rocker Shooter Jennings held court at an installment of the GRAMMY Museum's The Drop series on March 25, discussing his new album along with producer Dave Cobb before an intimate audience of 200.
Jennings and Cobb talked about the making of Black Ribbons, Jennings' new ambitious concept album which veers into heavy rock and rap-metal territory.
Jennings, the son of original country outlaw Waylon Jennings and country singer Jessi Colter, grew up on tour buses and in recording studios. He was playing drums by the age of 5. He ultimately moved from Nashville, Tenn., to Los Angeles to explore his interest in rock, forming the well-received Stargunn, which he dissolved a few years later to follow a country-rock path. He issued his debut record, Put The O Back In Country, in 2005, and followed with several more albums that explored his own sense of outlaw country. With Black Ribbons, he may just be exploring his sense of outlaw, at least when it comes to shattering expectations.
Upcoming events at the GRAMMY Museum include an interview and performance session with George Thorogood (April 14), the Hold Steady (May 3) and Court Yard Hounds (May 10).
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