Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers

Known for his gritty, blue-collar approach and marathon live shows, Thackery was for many years part of The Nighthawks. The Nighthawks were known as one of the hardest-working blues bar bands in North America.[citation needed] Since the late 1980s, Thackery has been touring under his own name, and has found a wide audience. His hard-edged, tough-as-nails approach to guitar playing and his trio's driving rhythm section holds appeal for fans of both traditional blues and roots rock. Born in Pittsburgh, Thackery was raised in Washington, D.C. After joining Washington, D.C.-based The Nighthawks in 1974, and recording over 20 albums with them, he went solo in 1987. Since 1991 he has been leading a trio, Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, whose early recordings were for the San Francisco, California based Blind Pig Records. In 2002 Thackery released We Got It, his first album on Telarc and in 2006 In the Natural State with Earl and Ernie Cate on Rykodisc. In 2007, he released the album 'Solid Ice' with this group The Drivers. Jimmy Thackery And The Drivers is also on Last.fm as Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers . Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.