Triad Show You Must See: Eyes Eat Suns, Driftwood and More
Friday, Jan. 9, Blind Tiger, Greensboro, 336.272.9888
Binghamton, New York isn’t where you’d think to find one of the hottest folk acts coming out, but Driftwood is exactly that. There are a lot of acts that claim folk and traditional styles, but Driftwood keeps it true to the contemporary roots with an upright bass, violin, banjo and acoustic guitar. No drums here, just the occasional percussive slap on the six-string and a lot of hoo-ing and ha-ing. One of the significant treats is when you hear the dancing finger plucks on the bass and it paves the way for one of three vocalists to come crooning over – deliberately strained vocals mixed with picturesque harmonies and whistles. The South knows folk music, but New York seems like it’s chompin’ at the bit to make itself heard with acts like Driftwood. Dangermuffin is listed as the headliner and doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 day of show.
Eyes Eat Suns