The Naked Sun
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
When Driftwood released its first full-length album, Rally Day, recorded in their hometown of Binghamton, a unique sound transpired that reflected not only the working-class ethos of an upstate New York town, but a coalescing of identity, influence, and uninhibited musical spirit.
“It’s sometimes tough to keep any sort of focus on style or sound when you have three different songwriters,” guitarist Dan Forsyth conceded. Longtime friend and banjoist Joe Kollar offers, “I consider our sound to be more of an attitude and an approach – the result of all of our influences in a completely open musical forum where the only stipulation is to create it from the heart.” “Really Driftwood is a song based group,” fiddler Claire Byrne added incisively.
And even though they come from different directions, the three founding members – along with bassist Joey Arcuri – tend to end up at the same place.
That unity, as well as the joy derived from playing together, can be heard throughout City Lights. It takes them on a familiar road and serendipitous evolution, replete with folk, old-time, country, punk, and rock, depending on their personal moods and their songs’ needs.
The Naked Sun
The Naked Sun is a four piece indie roots rock band based in South Philadelphia. Its current configuration formed in 2012.
Stylistically, the band channels influences like Tom Petty, the Allman Brothers, and Wilco, while fans have compared frontman and singer/songwriter Drew Harris to Jim James of My Morning Jacket. Harris draws on Springsteen and Dylan to inspire his socially conscious and sometimes metaphysical
The Naked Sun is currently promoting the release of their debut EP, Space, Place and Time. Meanwhile, they've begun work on an as-yet-unnamed follow up EP with a targeted release in Spring 2014.