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WDVX Blue Plate Special live from Visit Knoxville – 5/26 – Ash & Eric / Band Of Drifters
May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Band of Drifters plays Modern American Roots Music and they encourage you to dance. Based mostly in Montana & Tennessee, the band also includes players from all over the country; keeping the music varied in arrangement, instrumentation, and regional influences. Their sets draw from country, folk and blues traditions with an emphasis on original songs, done in the old style.
Their latest release is Heavy On The Lightfoot: Songs Of Gordon Lightfoot (September 2021), a collection of 13 songs from the legendary songwriter’s catalog. Previous releases include the full length live albums – Rialto April 5, 2019 recorded at the Rialto Theater in Bozeman, MT and Live At Follow Yer Nose BBQ, recorded August 31, 2019 in Paradise Valley.
Hailing from the gritty heart of the Industrial Revolution — Worcester, Massachusetts — Ash & Eric find consolation in discovering beauty from the challenges of being artists living in one of the most stubbornly independent cities in the north east. Their musings reflect the hope and pain we all experience in life. Sung in voices as vulnerable and honest as their lyrics, their songs feel like a sincere welcome, a shoulder to lean on, and a hand to hold at the end of a long day. In addition to top tier writing that No Depression says will have you “…coming away from many of these [songs] cleansed,” their warm harmonies, swirling acoustic guitars, and easy stage presence have earned them a dedicated following in the North East folk/singer-songwriter scene. Their highly-anticipated third LP was recorded, mixed and produced entirely by Eric at a boarding school in Western Massachusetts; and will be released in early 2022 alongside an accompanying short film.