The Blue Drifters Acoustic Quartet is an Americana roots/variety musical ensemble on guitar, banjo, upright bass and fiddle. We play a wide variety of blues, bluegrass, top-40 hits from 60's-70's, swing, vintage country and Cajun. Everything from Stephen Foster, 1920's pop tunes, Jimmie Rodgers, CCR, John Denver, Neil Young, Lightin' Hopkins, Fats Domino, Dylan, Hank Williams, Doc Watson, Grateful Dead, David Allen Coe, Robert Johnson and anything we can craft into interesting exciting arrangements with trio harmonies and prodigious soloing on all four instruments. The players consist of some of the finest, national-level musicians living in the Twin Cities area.
We can perform an entire bluegrass show of Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Don Reno, Lonesome River Band, Stanley Bros., Osbornes, etc. if that's what you wish. I've discovered it's a little more balanced show if you mix in some CCR, Dylan, blues and perhaps a few swing jazz tunes amongst all the bluegrass tunes. We're able to traverse a wide musical landscape with a full measure of technical and professional efficacy. By utilizing our song list, plus perhaps learning a few tunes you wish to hear, we would be pleased to assist in selecting the exact repertoire for the occasion.
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Midnight on the Water - violin instrumental, wedding processionIrish/traditional
Whiskey in the Jar - comedic standard - wedding receptionIrish/Traditional
Calling Baton Rouge - wedding reception dance musicGarth Brooks 90s country hit
Fire on the Mt. - wedding reception danceMarshall Tucker Band
Rainbow Connection - wedding ceremony/processionMuppet Movie theme
Your Smile - wedding ceremony/processionJosh Turner
Baby Don't Do It - wedding receptionThe Band, Marvin Gaye
Endless Love - ceremony/reception slow danceLionel Ritchie
Cherokee - slow jazz ballad, wedding danceRay Noble
Back Home in IndianaHomer and Jethro
Sweet Georgia Brownmany swing bands
Trashy WomenConfederate Army Railroad
Lovesick BluesHank Williams
Don't let It Bring You DownNeil Young
I Believe in YouNeil Young
Only Love Can Break Your HeartNeil Young
Jack Daniels if You PleaseDavid Allen Coe
Lost JohnMerle Travis
Peach Pickin Time in GeorgiaJimmie Rodgers
Go My WayGordon Lightfoot
The Night They Drove Old Dixie DownThe Band and Joan Baez
Train Whistle BluesJimmie Rodgers
Tennessee StudDoc Watson
Foggy Mt. BreakdownFlatt and Scruggs
Ballad of Jed ClampettFlatt and Scruggs
Fare Thee WellBob Dylan
That's the Way Love GoesLefty Frizzell
Bloody Mary MorningWillie Nelson
Thank God I'm a Country BoyJohn Denver
Why Don't You Love Me Like You Used to DoHank Williams
LodiCredence Clearwater Revival
Big RiverJohnny Cash
Times they Are A-Changin'Bob Dylan
Like A Rolling StoneBob Dylan
Love Minus Zero No LimitBob Dylan
All of MeWillie Nelson
Country RoadsJohn Denver
Behind Closed DoorsCharlie Rich
One Toke Over The LineBrewer & Shipley
Better ManClint Black
Deep Ellem BluesJerry Garcia
Catfish JohnJerry Garcia
Time in a BottleJim Croce
The Road is a LoverAlison Krause
A Fool Such as IHank Snow
Lookin Out My Back DoorCreedence Clearwater Revival
Hank Williams, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Robert Johnson, Doc Watson, Alison Krause
Wedding Cocktail Hour in New Richmond, WI on 07/20/2013
"Booking was excellent. They learned three new songs on request and made our wedding extra special. I would recommend the Blue Drifters for anyone looking for great bluegrass or folk music."
- Matt M.
Corporate Function in Chanhassen, MN on 07/25/2012
"The Blue Drifters were a great addition to our Company Picnic! Very entertaining and talented!"
- Lesley W.
Anniversary Party in Deephaven, MN on 06/02/2012
"The Blue Drifters were very very good and very professional from the time I found them. They were prompt with CD's to listen to and having a program drafted of what they would play. They were very punctual with contracts and signing and showing up for the event. All night I heard from people that they were very very good and very entertaining. I am so happy I found them for this event.
Margaret Kleven "
- Margaret K.
Wedding Reception in Lakefield, MN on 10/15/2011
"Great time at reception, folk and bluegrass sounds were fun at farm."
In addition to Minneapolis, Blue Drifters Acoustic Variety Quartet will also travel to Saint Paul, Arden Hills, Hopkins, Mendota, Plymouth, Bloomington, Mendota Heights, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Osseo, South Saint Paul, Wayzata, Circle Pines, Inver Grove Heights, Champlin, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Crystal Bay, Long Lake, Newport, Savage, Willernie, Excelsior, Hamel, Saint Paul Park, Dayton, Hugo
and many other locations in and around the Minneapolis area.
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