Bio: With a host of traditional instruments and carefully crafted lyrics, the Low Tide Drifters create original roots-based songs that reflect the struggles of working people in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Influenced by Woody Guthrie, Utah Phillips, Alistair Hulett, and other socially conscious... See Full BioMore Info
Eugene’s own left-edge folk sensation, Low Tide Drifters, have released their second full-length album, titled “Music for the Rest of Us.” The band has been working for over a year in mixed spaces to create the textured, multifaceted sound that has come to life in this 10-track disc. Songs on this sophomore release span a wide range of topics and influences and expand the concept of the “folk” genre. Many of the album’s songs have a surprisingly “hard” edge for an acoustically-equipped folk band—the songs “Living on Too Little,” “Real Victories,” and “Already Home” hit at the root of larger social issues and aren’t afraid to use a little drum or display punk-rock roots to get the point across. Drifters bring it on home to Oregon with some depression-era original story songs in the tracks, “My Vivian” and “Bound for Lakeview.” For a sweet touch, Low Tide Drifters have not forgotten how popular they are with the younger set and have included “Eden’s Lullaby” and “Will We Say We Did Our Best?”—a parent’s cry to environmental action and awareness. The album is rounded out with some well-chosen cover tracks by Oregon’s late, great singing longshoreman, Harry Stamper, Jr., author of the classic “We Just Come To Work Here (We Don’t Come To Die)” and Scottish folk legend, Alistair Hulett (Drifters cover his “Destitution Road”). “Music for the Rest of Us” was recorded, in part, at Sprout City Studios in Eugene, as well as in bedrooms, closets and other odd spaces. The whole thing was mixed up by Cousin Thaddeus at Sprout City, then sent off to Kim Rosen at Knack Mastering in New Jersey for the final touches. The discs were produced at Oregon’s own Atomic Disc in Salem. Cover Art by Holly Hall Stamper. Low Tide Drifters will be hosting a CD Release Party at Wandering Goat Coffee Company, 268 Madison Avenue in Eugene on Saturday, March 22nd at 7 PM. For those who can't attend, but still wish to purchase a CD, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kate 541-517-7232. ALL AGES!!
Low Tide Drifters return to the stage at Tsunami on Saturday, May 24th at 5 PM! Don't miss this fun show, with an opening set by our very own Chico Schwall! This will be a store-wide extravaganza -- 20% off all books and record sales during the show, a special "Low Tide Drifters Recommend" table with all our favorite authors and influences, and we'll probably even bake some cookies! As always, this is a chance to support local music and a small local bookstore. This is also an excellent chance to pick up your copy of our new album, "Music for the Rest of Us" if you can't make it to our CD Release on March 22nd (at Wandering Goat, 268 Madison, 7 PM). ALL AGES!!!!
Friday, May 30, 2014 @ 7:00 PM. Cannon Beach History Center & Museum‘s Acoustic Folk! Series. 1387 South Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110. More Info: http://www.cbhistory.org/events-concerts.php
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