The Farewell Drifters
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801
This event is all ages
The Farewell Drifters
With their acoustic instrumentation and the anthemic thrust of their songwriting, the Farewell Drifters find themselves in the midst of what’s bound to go down in the annals of popular music history as an era-defining, youthful folk-rock boom. But the Drifters aren’t content simply to stomp, strum and sing with gusto. They bring a unique Brian Wilson-like sensibility to the movement, with intricately arranged harmonies and atmospheric, string-swathed studio shading that is newly showcased on Tomorrow Forever, the quartet’s first album for their new label Compass Records. Collaborating with roots pop producer Neilson Hubbard (Matthew Perryman Jones, the Apache Relay) helped solidify the band’s voice, elevating their crystalline harmonies and acoustic foundation with gutsy electric guitar and orchestral-style drums to create a sound that’s earthy, richly layered, and powerful.
"Lavish, layered pop sound" - American Songwriter
"Exuberant musical intelligence" - No Depression
"Sunny, harmony-laden roots music" - Pop Matters
Most people know Marc Silver as a bluegrass musician because of his band The Stonethrowers, but perhaps it is time to open your eyes to some other sides of Marc's influences. Marc's new record, A Miners' Town is dark, lurid, and electric. Its solicitous tales are gritty, prowling, and scathing adventures into betrayal, deception, lies, and false convictions. It is conceived of loud, angry, and layered guitars, peppered with acoustic ballads, haunting instrumental interludes, and even a bluegrass hymn.
With A Miners' Town, Marc tells of semi-fictional tales inspired by the sights, sounds, and testimonials of people who have been affected by the shale mining (extraction) industries. His stories are also personal, semi-biographical, and relate to the struggles of equal rights, coming out, and religious persecution of LGBTQ by religious leaders. The messages are subtle at times, direct at others, but all come from hours of introspection, research, and personal experiences. The sounds and message may be dark, but listen for the glimmers of hope too.
All Upstairs tickets are General Admission. Dining is available at World Cafe Live at the Queen. To be assured of seating for an event, dining reservations are accepted for Upstairs Live, our full service restaurant. We recommend scheduling your reservation time 1½ to 2 hours before show time. For more information and to see menus, please read the Restaurant Info.
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