New Album to be released November 4th!


For Immediate Release
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Sarah Frost

Driftwood To Release New Album, City Lights

Band mixes  folk, old-time, country, punk, and rock on new collection
NASHVILLE — September 12, 2016 — When most people think of upstate New York, they either imagine bucolic landscapes or working-class towns. Natives of Binghamton, NY, the members of Driftwood hail from a working town, but play music rooted in the land, leaning alternately into folk, old-time, country, punk, and rock, depending on their personal moods and their songs’ needs. Their many sounds come together as definitively Driftwood, loudly and clearly, on  City Lights , out November 3.
Though the band often plays old-time instruments, they do so with punk-rock attitude, drawing upon a similar theme between the two genres – of musicians digging in and making a statement, finding release and being reborn through their music. The revival that creativity creates can be heard in the excitement of the title track, and others like “Lemonade.” “Too Afraid” adds romance to the collection, while “The Waves” adds an air of nostalgia, and “Skin and Bone” tells of finding perspective while living life on the road, forging ahead, and embracing the future.
With City Lights, the band took time to think about the statements they wanted to make and how they wanted to make them, shifting their perspective from shaping songs on a stage to a studio. Since their last album, they took time to learn about working in the studio, learning to record their music on their terms.
Even though they come from different directions, the three founding members – Dan Forsyth, Joe Kollar, Claire Byrne, along with bassist Joey Arcuri – tend to end up at the same place. There’s a unity that can be heard in their music that’s uniquely Driftwood. That unity, as well as the joy derived from playing together, can be heard throughoutCity Lights.
It isn’t a surprise to anyone familiar with their touring schedule – the band has been playing an average of 150 shows per year since their formation in 2005. They’ve played clubs and festivals alongside artists including Bela Fleck, Old Crow Medicine Show, Rusted Root, Del McCoury, Brett Dennen, The Wailers, Railroad Earth, Robert Randolph, Rubblebucket, Leon Russell, Emmylou Harris and Donna the Buffalo, and have appeared on West Virginia’s Mountain Stage and WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. Their music has garnered airplay on SiriusXM and NPR affiliates including WUNC, WCBE and WNRN, among others.
In true Driftwood fashion, the band will be on the road supporting the new album throughout the fall and winter.
City Lights Track Listing:
1. Fishbowl
2. City Lights
3. Talkin
4. Gasoline
5. Lemonade
6. The Waves
7. Maria Constantina
8. Too Afraid
9. Lost Cause
10. Skin And Bone
Tour Dates:
September 23 – Beacon, NY – The Towne Crier
September 24 – Salem, NY – Eastbound Throwdown
September 30 – Mifflinburg, PA – Rusty Rail Brewing Co.
October 6 – Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony
October 7 – Thomas, WV – The Purple Fiddle
October 8 – New Hope, WV – Sleepy Creek Harfest
October 13 – Burlington, VT – Nectars
October 14 – Greenfield, MA – The Root Cellar
October 15 – Albany, NY – The Parish House
November 4 – Rochester, NY – Flour City Station
November 5 – Buffalo, NY – Iron Works
November 9 – Stuart, FL – Terra Fermata
November 10 – Melbourne, FL – Just One More
November 12-13 – Brooksville, FL – Riverhawk Music Festival
November 16 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
November 17 – Charlotte, NC – Double Door Inn
November 18 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
November 19 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
November 25-26 – Apalachin, NY – Random Steele Tavern
December 1 – Cambridge, MA – Club Passim
December 2 – New York, NY – Union Hall
December 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
December 8 – Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House
December 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
December 17 – Vienna, VA – Jammin’ Java
December 29-30 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt

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