Driftwood

Driftwood

Magnolia Collective, The Clay Pigeons

Friday, June 15, 2012

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$8.00

This event is all ages

IMPORTANT: In accordance with NC Law, membership is required to attend shows at Local 506. For more info, click here

Driftwood
Driftwood
It is obvious that there is a strong influence from the traditional American Roots/ Rock artists such as, Bob Dylan or The Band or even Hank Williams, along with the modern Americana of today like Old Crow Medicine Show, the Decemberists or The Avett Brothers. But there is another side to this band that pays homage to the Pop Rock of the 60’s, the simple straight forward lines of the Classical Period and even the more obscure, popular songwriters of today such as Regina Spektor or Jack White. Whatever the influences or the sounds, from ballads to up tempo rock feels, the songs are beautiful and the energy is off the chart.

Formed in late 2005, the band spent about four years playing just about anywhere they could. “We just wanted to be able to play for any crowd and turn heads” says banjo player Joe Kollar. “We played everywhere. Coffee houses, bars, churches, rock clubs, bluegrass festivals and the streets…a lot on the streets. We didn’t make any money but what we learned was invaluable”.


After the release of their Debut CD “Rally Day” in 2009 the band has spent most of the last 3 years on the road. With Club and festival appearances up and down the East Coast with artists such as Bela Fleck, Del McCoury, Rusted Root, Donna the Buffalo and Railroad Earth they are quickly gaining recognition as one of the fastest rising Americana acts in the Northeast.


"Today these old-time sounds are being fused with more modern influences of rock n roll; and bands like Binghamton-based Driftwood are moving right along pace with today's most popular Electronica acts, breaking ground, strings, and expectations by drawing on our roots to create a sound that speaks to us all."
- Kayla MacLachlan, Upstate Live Magazine
Magnolia Collective
Magnolia Collective
The Clay Pigeons
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
http://www.local506.com/