DRIFTWOOD

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DRIFTWOOD
Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:30 PM
5 Points Music Sanctuary, Roanoke, VA
  • All Ages
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GA (Standing Room Only)

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General Admission with access to main floor
$10.00

Event Poster

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1 Event Poster
$5.00

Stool Seating

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Reserved stool seating with access to bistro tables on main floor
$20.00

Bench Seating

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Reserved seat on our comfy bench seats with tables on main floor
$20.00

Mezzanine Seating w/ VIP Upgrade

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Reserved seating in our mezzanine with access to our Hospitality and VIP Bar
$35.00

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Get access to our Hospitality and VIP bar, limited lounge seating (first come, first serve), and other perks!
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Show Details
  • When: Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 8:30 PM (Doors open at 7:30 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $5.00 - $35.00
  • Door Time: 7:30 PM
  • Show Type: Bluegrass
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Driftwood will be provide 2 sets of "music rooted in the land, leaning alternately into folk, old-time, country, punk, and rock, depending on their personal moods and their songs' needs."

ABOUT DRIFTWOOD
“Sometimes a band can just appear out of nowhere and make a sound so agreeable and enticing it almost seems like they’re the product of some divine destiny. Driftwood offers an ideal example of that phenomenon” – Country Standard Time

When most people think of upstate New York, they either imagine bucolic landscapes or working-class towns. As natives of Binghamton, 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.

“It’s sometimes tough to keep any sort of focus on style or sound when you have three different songwriters,” guitarist Dan Forsyth concedes. “But it also allows us to branch out and explore in ways other bands don’t. Also, I think it’s important, as a band, to ask ourselves ‘Is this a good next step?” Describing the Driftwood sound, banjo player Joe Kollar offers, “I consider our sound to be more of an attitude and an approach – the result of all of our influences in a completely open musical forum where the only stipulation is to use bluegrass instruments and create it from the heart.”

That’s as close to being pinned down as Driftwood ever gets. Such has always been the case for artists blurring and blending genre lines in order to innovate. Yes, they wield old-time instruments, but they do so with a punk-rock ethos. “I do not know much about punk music, but I do know that it gives me a feeling of tearing into something without inhibition,” violinist Claire Byrne says, adding, “Old-time music has the same feeling for me. The music was a release for people living extremely hard lives in harsh conditions. In this way, the two styles of music are very similar: It’s digging in and making a statement. It’s rocking out and feeling totally reborn through the song.”