$20 Advance | $22 Day of Show
Doors open at 7pm. The CarLeans open the show at 8pm.
When Driftwood released its first full-length album, Rally Day, recorded in their hometown of Binghamton, a unique sound transpired that reflected not only the working-class ethos of an upstate New York town, but a coalescing of identity, influence, and uninhibited musical spirit.
âItâs sometimes tough to keep any sort of focus on style or sound when you have three different songwriters,â guitarist Dan Forsyth conceded. Longtime friend and banjoist Joe Kollar offers, âI consider our sound to be more of an attitude and an approach â the result of all of our influences in a completely open musical forum where the only stipulation is to create it from the heart.â âReally Driftwood is a song based group,â fiddler Claire Byrne added incisively.
And even though they come from different directions, the three founding members â along with bassist Joey Arcuri â tend to end up at the same place.
That unity, as well as the joy derived from playing together, can be heard throughout City Lights. It takes them on a familiar road and serendipitous evolution, replete with folk, old-time, country, punk, and rock, depending on their personal moods and their songsâ needs.
About the opener, The CarLeans:
The CarLeans are a musical collaboration betweenÂ award winningÂ singer-songwritersÂ Jim Carpenter (guitar, vocals) and Sarah MacLean (guitar, vocals). Â Along with Corina Malbaurn (vocals, bass) the Connecticut-based trio blendsÂ their diverse musical backgrounds to create a captivating sound that had been drawing much attention.
Steeped in passion for story telling and navigating the human experience, their original songs are raw and powerful â paired with a delivery and live performance that's honest and marked by well-placed musicianship and vocal presence.Â Their vast and eclectic originalÂ repertoireÂ is rooted in Americana/Folk music, but extends through Country/Pop/Blues/Cajun . . .Â to includeÂ humorous material and a driving acoustic sound that often inspires the audience to its feet to dance.
$27 Advance | $30 Day of Show
Doors open at 7 p.m.Â
Even though Roomful of Bluesâ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. In 2010, singer Phil Pemberton took over the vocal duties, bringing his sweet and soulful vocals and adding another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. Along with newerÂ members, bassist John Turner, trumpeter Carl Gerhard, drummerÂ Chris Anzalone, and keyboardist Rusty Scott, and longtime members baritone and tenor saxophonist Mark Earley, tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille, Roomful keeps on rockinâ in 2017.