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Blue Drifters Acoustic Quartet

Cover Band from Minneapolis, MN - Will travel up to 355 miles
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$700 - $2100 per event
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 include Boiled in Lead veteran fiddler David Stenshoel, likely the premier swing fiddler in metro area, and Irish, as well, bassist Jim Waldbillig who toured 25 years on bass with Sha Na Na, - however, was not in the Woodstock movie because he was 10 years old at the time), Rob Rasmussen, guitar and BDs founder Steven Earl Howard. lead vocals, guitar and banjo.

We can offer some of the newer jam-grass repertoire such Devil Makes 3 "Shades" and "Humdinger" by Old Crow. As needed, 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, old 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.
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Wedding

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Steve Earl Howard and the Blue Drifters were wonderful at our wedding. They played background tunes during dinner and then dancing songs afterward. We had many positive compliments from our guests! They must have had a few technical issues because their microphones were squeaking, but overall they were awesome. We would definitely hire them again and recommend them to others!

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What a great group--full of enthusiasm & fun! We loved having them perform for our event. They were the spark of energy our event needed!

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The Blue Drifters were fantastic for our venue! They are a talented group of musicians and their music is evident of their talent. Our event was truly enhanced by this group's performance---it wouldn't have been the same without them.

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Calling Baton Rouge - wedding reception dance music
Garth Brooks 90s country hit
Fire on the Mt. - wedding reception dance
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Muppet Movie theme, great for ceremony
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Josh Turner, first dance or ceremony
Baby Don't Do It - wedding reception
The Band, Marvin Gaye
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Back Home in Indiana
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Please note Blue Drifters Acoustic 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.
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