The Farewell Drifters
The Farewell Drifters, a group of inspired young musicians from Nashville, mix their influences from older folk traditions with a fresh approach to lyrical content and musical form, bringing elements of bluegrass, country, folk, and even pop and rock into their unique sound. Songwriters Joshua Britt and Zach Bevill, who play mandolin and guitar respectively, together with Trevor Brandt on banjo, Clayton Britt on lead guitar, and Ryan Pennington on bass, create a brilliantly clear harmony of music and vocals that exhibits a deep respect for the styles that inspired the group.
Drifting from Monroe Brothers style duets to the sonic sounds of the Beach Boys and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, the group always focuses on playing songs with great precision and poise. While bluegrass remains their main expressive vehicle, other influences, such as Clarence White, Gram Parsons, and even Bob Dylan, appear consistently in the Drifters’ sound as the group maintains a stylistic freedom that gives their music a youthful sense of adventure.
Intensifying their popularity on the scene with each new performance, The Farewell Drifters are sure to entertain traditional bluegrass fans and folk enthusiasts alike.
This artist appears in Jubilee #1304: The Farewell Drifters/Blue Moon Rising.