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If you’ve ever been to a Driftwood Sailors show, you’ve likely found yourself grasping for straws trying to describe exactly what you’re hearing. The 4-piece band from Rochester, NY plays music with a rock n’ roll soul that drips with swagger. Take a scoop of Robert Plant, drizzle it with Amy Winehouse, and pack it into a Rolling Stones cone, and you'll get a taste of what this up-and-coming band tastes like.
Amanda Lee Peers is a powerhouse who sings with haunting soul deeper than the swamps of Mississippi. With roots that stretch from Appalachia to the Delta and a DIY work ethic, the Driftwood Sailors have a tight sound and a loose swagger. The band uses a fearless song writing approach that leaves no genre off limits, creating limitless possibilities.
As winners of a local music competition, they opened for Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers at the 2012 concert series Party in the Park. They have played other local festivals such as the Roc City Rib Fest, Lilac Festival, Park Ave Fest and Greentopia. They have been featured in the City Newspaper, 98.9’s the Sunday Night Shakedown and the Morning Buzz, as well as 95.1 on The Wease Show. They have released three live CDs and have just released their first full-length studio album titled White Horses & Black Jeans.