Whiskey Brothers – The Drifter Sisters

  • July 11, 2019
  • By Admin: sfbluegrass
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The Whiskey Brothers brand of old-time music is a shot of traditional bluegrass spiked with some high proof Western swing. The Brothers have been around the block a few times. They know songs, enough to fill an encyclopedia — which means they’ll deliver on any reasonable request for a favorite tune. All of the Whiskey Brothers are veterans of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene, and their combined experience means that every Whiskey Brothers show a is one-of-a-kind event, and always fun! The band features Jeff Ward (mandolin, guitar, vocals), John MacFarlane (fiddle, vocals), Craig Fletcher (banjo, guitar, vocals), Dave Courchaine (guitar, vocals}, and Bruce Campbell (bass, vocals).

The Drifter Sisters  When a bluegrass fiddler and an old-timey singer discover a mutual passion for honky-tonk and country classics, they’re bound to make some tasty noise. Add in the ace harmonies of a honky-tonk guitarist and you’ve got the Drifter Sisters: Bay Area-bred beauties Robin Fischer (red-hot fiddle stylings), Allegra Thompson (classic country crooning), and Hailey Pexton (fast & flashy flatpicking). The trio draws its material from the rhythm-driven melodies (and sometimes off-color lyrics) of George Jones, Rose Maddox, Buck Owens, and Hazel Dickens, as well as traditional old-time fiddle tunes and bluegrass standards. Genre-bending in the California style, they’ve cherry-picked music that appeals to their blend of faux-intellectualism and love of silliness. Above all else, these gals are in it for a good time.