515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 9:30 PM / Show 9:45 PM
The energy of rock n' roll is impossible to categorize – mercurial, specific to its beholder and profoundly reflective.
Formed in 2005, the band spent four years playing just about anywhere they could. "We just wanted to be able to play for any crowd and turn heads," says banjo player Joe Kollar. "We played everywhere. Coffee houses, bars, churches, rock clubs, Bluegrass festivals and the streets…a lot on the streets. We didn't make any money, but what we learned was invaluable."
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.
In November 2012, Driftwood started work on their third and latest CD. Despite a grueling tour schedule and very little time at home, the recordings were finished in the summer of 2013. The self-titled new disc was recorded in a church outside of Ithaca, NY with Grammy-winning engineer Robby Hunter. It was released on December 3rd, 2013."
Kate Coleman has been a full-time musician since 2010. She started out singing all around Buffalo, NY in a Classic Rock cover band, despite her affinity for country music. A year later her and her husband, Corey Coleman, started their Bluesy-Americana duo Kate and Corey. They spent the next 5 years releasing 2 albums, several singles, and playing all over the southeast. The duo even got to play at the notorious Ryman Auditorium as finalists in the 2013 Country Showdown with Jewel as the host.
Kate Coleman released her first solo album, "PAST", on April 28th with a production entitled “Tremors of my PAST” involving modern dance, videos, and live music to bring the story of her 10 song album to life. Kate's songwriting is inspired by a wide range of genres/artists: Patty Griffin, Darrell Scott, Jack White, The Dixie Chicks, and The Grateful Dead to name a few.
"When I was growing up I remember hearing songs and feeling so connected to them that I almost felt like they were written for me," Coleman says. "Whenever I start a show, and I see the sea of faces in the crowd, I always think to myself 'hey, I wrote some songs, maybe I wrote them for you...'"