DRIFTWOOD RETURNS TO THE WELLSVILLE CREATIVE ARTS CENTER
DRIFTWOOD RETURNS TO
THE WELLSVILLE CREATIVE ARTS CENTER
WELLSVILLE,NY-Driftwood will be performing on Friday, March 24th, at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center. Show starts at 8pm. Advanced tickets are $16, $18 at door. Members save an additional $2. Tickets may be purchased online at www.WellsvilleCreativeArtsCenter.com or at the Art Center Coffee House. For more information visit the website or call (585) 593-3000.
What started as a collaboration between high school friends has blossomed into the biggest-name act to come out of Greater Binghamton in recent memory. Banjo player Joe Kollar and guitarist Dan Forsyth lit the roots-rock fire in 2006, and the addition of fiddler Claire Byrne in 2008 and upright bassist Joey Arcuri in 2011 only stoked the flames of creativity.
In a post-modern world of skyscrapers and hand-held computers, Driftwood looks beneath the concrete and circuitry to find their sound. Using acoustic instruments, a scrap wood kick box, clapping hands and stomping feet, Driftwood breaks down barriers between old and young, rockers and folkies alike. In June of 2009, they released their first full length recording, Rally Day, and in 2010, embarked on their first national tour, taking them down the East Coast, through the South, up the California coast to Portland and back through the Midwest to New York.
In November 2011, Driftwood released their second studio album, A Rock n Roll Heart. Recorded at 3 Egg Studios in New York City, the album features the group's distinct mix of Americana music in an expansive room with minimal studio production. This was followed up with a self-titled album gem showcasing the band's versatility in the studio and electrifying energy on stage. Recorded and co-produced by Grammy-winner Robert Hunter, the album received critical acclaim. Their first live album, Live at GrassRoots 2014, was recorded at the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance.