Folk-Rock Band Driftwood Heads their Tour Back to Binghamton

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Binghamton folk-rock band Driftwood is on tour in Florida right now after the release of their newest album ‘City Lights’. They will make their way back for two performances in the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin on Thanksgiving weekend. Front man Dan Forsyth talks about how their grueling tour schedule impacts their task of writing songs, and how a studio session helps the creative process. http://wskg.org/audio/driftwoodmix.mp3

 

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Driftwood

Driftwood has a rock n’ roll soul and a folk art mind. Coming from a town not often recognized for music but predominantly for industry, being the home of Twilight Zone author Rod Serling and donning the title of the “Carousel Capital of the World”, it’s easy to wonder how this not-so-traditional string band came out of the Binghamton music scene. “What people don’t often realize is that bands like Old Crow Medicine Show, The Horseflies and The Highwoods String Band came out of this same area and had a huge influence on us”, says Forsyth. “We played a lot of old-time in the beginning and it was a huge part of our band learning to play music together”. – from Driftwood.com

SETLIST:
“Coming Down Sad”
“The Ballad of Sam Snooki”
“Turkey and the Straw”
“To Kill Ya”
“Working Mom’s Anthem”
“Walking Into the Sun”
“Cigarette Addiction”
“Wayfaring Stranger”
“Rock and Roll Heart”
“Anni”
“I’ve Got a Secret”
“City Gal”
“Road to Lisdoonvarna”/”Morrison’s Jig”
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Driftwood and Jenni Bank

We’ve paired together local musicians, each of different genres to make for a very interesting time of love for music without genres limitations. Driftwood style is difficult to categorize. “From the Binghamton, New York music scene comes Driftwood, a band with a rock n’ roll soul and a folk art mind. Carving out a name for themselves with electrifying live performances, they bring one of the most unique, raw sounds to the Americana/roots music scene. Incorporating upright bass, banjo, acoustic guitar and violin, the ghost of traditional American folk music lives in their palette.