On Saturday, May 20th, join us for live music all day!
Our line-up features Driftwood, Woodshed Prophets, The Bones of J.R. Jones & Canary Circus!
Driftwood has been digging in and rocking out since their 2005 formation, playing an average of 150 shows a year. As such, gigging and traveling that much can’t help but influence and inform the band, individually and collectively. In the past, they used the stage to work out arrangements of new songs. For their new CD, City Lights, they used the studio. “Keeping this kind of touring schedule, we have thought of recording albums as a sort of secondary thing and considered ourselves a ‘live’ band. We learn so much on the road and this kind of work has always felt productive,” guitarist Dan Forsyth explains. “It wasn’t until this last album that we took some time off to learn more about being in the studio. We wanted to take our time and record on our own terms.”
According to violinist Claire Byrne, their own terms included “taking a step forward with the production and the arrangements". Banjo player Joe Kollar tacks on “learning”, for good measure, while Forsyth adds “good songs and bigger arrangements, and sounds than we had not previously achieved".
The bones of J.r. Jones