But for now, I'd like to submit a few; feel free to contest, support, etc.--
First of all, The Drive-By Truckers are undeniably diese, and the Diese Blog itself has identified the rockers as such, and thus it shall not be contested.
I'd submit a few other bands who'd wave that banner proudly:
- Uncle Tupelo
- Johnny Cash
- Son Volt
- Neko Case (le femme diese)
- And as a dark horse... I'll throw out Patty Hurst Shifter (whose drummer is Skillet Gilmore, former Whiskeytown timekeeper and owner of one of the more diese names in alt-country.)
Let's hear your suggestions in the comments section. And please, go be a part of something big over at the Diese Blog.