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Rock Picks: Drive-By Truckers play the Cat’s Cradle

See the Drive-By Truckers play in person Thursday and Friday at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro.
See the Drive-By Truckers play in person Thursday and Friday at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro.

There’s no harder-working band on earth than Drive-By Truckers – and trust me, you’ll run out of gas long before they will. To wit, consider their fantastic new in-concert set “It’s Great To Be Alive!” (ATO Records). The double-disc live set was a fixture of ’70s rock bands, but the Truckers go that talisman one better with a three-hour collection that has 35 tracks sprawled across three discs. It’s an essential document of what be the last great American classic-rock band, the next best thing to seeing them in person. And you can do that Friday, when the Truckers close out a two-night run at Carrboro’s Cat’s Cradle.

Doors open at 8 p.m., Thayer Sarrano starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $28. Check catscradle.com for details.

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