Live Music Fans,
This week the days are finally getting longer and Springtime feels right around the corner. That means that talented, touring musicians across the country are starting to hit the road again and we are booking some excellent ones in the coming weeks. Starting with a fantastic five-piece from the Right Coast (New York) this Saturday Night. Driftwood is another major league act coming out of their way to play the little byob room. Check out their website for more words and videos on this cool group. Should sound wonderful. Come out and see. Why not?
See you at the shows!
SATURDAY NIGHT – MARCH 16TH – DRIFTWOOD – 8:30PM – www.driftwoodtheband.com
“Driftwood is an Americana/Folk-Rock band from Binghamton, New York that was formed in 2005. The group consists of Dan Forsyth (guitar, vocals), Joe Kollar (banjo, guitar, percussion), Claire Byrne (violin, vocals), and Joey Arcuri (upright bass, vocals). Their music has been described variously as “fusing traditional Americana and with contemporary influences and timeless subject matter”.
“Driftwood was formed by High School friends Dan Forsyth and Joe Kollar in 2006. The original lineup consisted of Forsyth, Kollar, Jon Doll (Bass), Chris Duddy (Mandolin) and Mike Torres (Drums). In 2008, as Duddy and Torres were leaving the band, violinist Claire Byrne was introduced to Forsyth and Kollar. Shortly thereafter, she joined. Original bassist Jonathan Doll left the band in late 2011 and Joey Arcuri joined Driftwood shortly after, completing the current and most definitive lineup.”
“The band has released three studio albums and one live album. Driftwood’s debut album, the self-produced “Rally Day”, was independently released in 2009. They released their second studio effort, “A Rock & Roll Heart”, under the Old Boy Records label in 2011. In late 2013, they released “Driftwood”, a fan-funded, self-produced and independently released album. Recorded with Grammy-winning engineer Robby Hunter, [the album earned them spots on national radio shows including NPR’s Mountain Stage and Music City Roots. The video for “The Sun’s Going Down”, a single cut from the album, was featured on CMT.com. In 2014, they released their first live album, “Live at Grassroots 2014″. It was recorded at the 2014 Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance.”
“Anyone familiar with the Americana music scene knows this Upstate, New York-based band has cut their teeth on a killer live show. With a never ending tour schedule and a steady buzz they have built a very solid underground fan base. “The game has been live shows and nose to the ground since the beginning.”, says guitarist/songwriter Dan Forsyth.”
“As well as a devout following and a sizable discography, the band’s hard work has also been a huge part of the inspiration for their music. The songs and arrangements have grown out of time spent on the road, growing closer, learning with and from each other and weathering the up’s and down’s of the journey together. “We have a truly special bond creatively and personally. It’s the driving force behind the music.”, violinist/songwriter Claire Byrne adds. It is with this bond, patience, determination and an undying, mutual love and respect for music, the road, and their friendship, they have approached their latest offering, Tree of Shade.”
Steve, Mary Margaret and Shannon