Driftwood..awesome band to play next Sunday!

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hi-res-edriftwood-rebel-bw-026Sunday, April 6th, 2014, 4:00 pm
From the Binghamton, New York music scene comes Driftwood, a band with a rock n’ roll soul and a folk art mind. Carving out a name for themselves with electrifying live performances, they bring one of the most unique, raw sounds to the Americana/roots music scene. Incorporating upright bass, banjo, acoustic guitar and violin, the ghost of traditional American folk music lives in their palette. But the melodies, the harmonies and the lyrics are something else entirely. “We started off playing rock in high school. Then studying jazz and classical music in college. Then we dove headfirst into folk and bluegrass. At some point I guess we kind of met in the middle”, says guitarist/songwriter Dan Forsyth. Drawing on aspects of everything from 0ld-time recordings to 1960’s R&B, the music is crafted to serve the songs. With fast-growing audiences singing along at live shows, it’s easy to tell the primary focus is on song. “We recognized early on that one of our strongest points was songwriting. The greatest songs transcend genre and time and this was one of the motivating ideas behind the band at the start”, says banjo player/songwriter Joe Kollar. Trading lead vocals between Forsyth, Kollar and violinist Claire Byrne, the group’s stage dynamics are as captivating as the songs. “I give so much of myself when I play because I deem it necessary in order to do the music justice”, says Byrne, whose violin-shredding performances galvanize fans. Songs or shredding, “There’s a reason people won’t let them off the stage”, says Jess Novak from The Syracuse New Times.

Original Singer/Songwriter Concerts Announced at Sleder's

composerWe love snowy days just as much as anyone else here in Northern Michigan, but once March hits.... we are all kind of looking for something different! Randolph has arranged FOUR great afternoons/evenings at our cozy tavern with some of the most talented, award-musicians in the states today! Starting off with FULLSET, we also have DRIFTWOOD, THE HONEY DEWDROPS, and one of our incredible favorites...BILL STAINES...all in the next few weeks!

Tickets can be purchased early for a discounted rate, or at the door the day of the show. Come experience the passion, flair, and commitment to real life and music these musicians bring with them! More INFO on our CONCERT SERIES link! SEE YOU THERE

Watch the Olympics with Randolph!

imagesIf you love the Olympics, you may be wondering where in the world Sochi, the location of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, is......Where is Sochi located?

Sochi is located in Krasnodar Region in Russia's south. It is situated between the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains just north of Russia's border with Georgia. You can find it by looking at a map of Russia, identifying the Black Sea, and following the Black Sea coast north from Georgia.

Bring your pals and hang out with the moosemates! OLYMPIC OPENING tonight at 7! Eat moosechips,order a cold beer for Randolph! He is an olympic fanatic!