The Farewell Drifters

Years at Winfield: 

Combining elements of bluegrass with the accessibility of classic folk and acoustic Americana music, this stunning young band is turning heads nation-wide. Joshua Brittmandolin and vocalsZach Bevilllead vocals and guitarChristian Sedelmyerfiddle,Dean Maroldbass and Clayton Brittlead guitar are performing over 100 concerts per year, from rock clubs to bluegrass festivals. Their songs offer a contemporary relevance and hopeful perspective that truly sets them apart. Though unafraid to grapple with the darkest aspects of the human experience, their light-hearted, often hysterical on-stage banter leaves audiences refreshed and entertained.

The Farewell Drifters have been honing their craft and defining their sound since 2006. With one full length CD release Sweet Summer Breeze and a brand new single (River Song; Dream Of Me Tonight) under their belts the band is responding to increased demand for bookings around the US including coveted slots at MerleFest and Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. They have charted on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio and were recently featured on the front page of the Nashville newspaper, The Tennessean.

The chemistry is working. Though the melodies are often as haunting as traditional bluegrass and its various oldtime musical cousins, the lyrics shine a bright light in dark times. “We’re thrilled when people tell us our music has brightened their day or been an encouragement,” Bevill adds. “These are tough times for everyone, but if our recorded music or our live performances can provide a diversion – or maybe an answer or two – we’ll be proud of a job well done.”