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Marlow Drive / Bio

Categorizing the music of Marlow Drive into a single genre is an almost impossible task, unless there’s a new category today called 'Tennessee Riverbank Blues / Rock'. During one of their sets you will hear a tune that you would say is blues. The next song might be an 8 minute jam and the one after that, a driving rock number. However, you would be selling the band, and its fans, short if you tried to place them into a single genre. Although Marlow Drive’s musical influences run the gamut from funk, hard rock, country, soul and jam, their roots run deep into Southern soil. Their hard driving sound and lyrics are definitely Homegrown Southern. Their performances are peppered with all those diverse musical influences that have shaped the individual members of the band; the end result is a very pleasing blend we affectionately refer to as 'Tennessee Riverbank Blues / Rock'. We've also heard fans categorize Hi-Octane Blues Rock, a form of Southern Electric Eclectic. Regardless of what we call it, audiences all over like it enough to engage themselves with Marlow Drive’s music and band members!
As they were working on their new CD, Marlow Drive developed and honed their new sound by playing some established regional shows starting July 2012. They focused mostly on Festivals and Rally's. To date they have played: The River City Rod Run, Buffalo River Resort Fest with Blackberry Smoke, The Marshall Tucker Band and Charlie Daniels, Big Daddy’s Bike Fest, Bell Witch Bike Fest, Rally By the River, Boogie Bottoms Fest, Kensington Throwdown & Benefit Fest, Glenwood Jazz & Blues Fest, Waller in the Holler, Bear Creek Music Fest Campground Jam and The March Of Dimes Music Festival along with various venues throughout the Southeast.

Marlow Drive is currently booking dates for 2015. Please contact David Rye with Side Tracks Artist Development in Chattanooga, TN 423-843-9700 or e mail us at marlowdrive@comcast.net. Or visit us on at: marlowdrive.com

General Info

Band Members
Chip Ables - Vocals, Jody Swygert - Bass
Artist Name
Marlow Drive
Profile Page
Active Since
Blues / Rock / Jam / Funk

Contact Info

Chattanooga, TN
David Rye, Side Tracks Artist Development 423-843-9700

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