Singer/songwriter Kenny Roby’s solo albums have all been excellent, especially 2013’s hushed and finely detailed “Memories & Birds.” Good as they’ve been, however, it’s also hard to shake the feeling that what Roby was put on this earth to do is let it rip with his mates in 6 String Drag, one of the best country-soul bands in America during its mid-1990s heyday. Alas, 6 String Drag has been gone for a decade and a half – until now. In a wonderful development all the way around, 6 String Drag has reunited and returned with “Roots Rock ’N’ Roll,” an album as loose-limbed as the title suggests. It feels like going back home, and not just because of the teenage-kicks energy of the opening track “Drive Around Town” (“All I wanna do is drive around town, make some rock ’n’ roll, kick your windows oooooooout …”). With horns pumping away and Roby harmonizing beautifully with his mate Rob Keller, it feels like a sweaty Saturday night at the long-gone Brewery nightclub. Americana icon Steve Earle, who produced the band’s 1997 should’ve-been-a-breakthrough “High Hat,” is quoted in the band’s new bio saying that the world is “a better place with 6 String Drag in it,” and he’s right. The band will show off “Roots Rock ’N’ Roll” Friday at Kings in Raleigh. Temperance League and Clear Spots are also on the bill, doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10-$15. See kingsbarcade.com for details.