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Blue Drifters Acoustic Quartet

Cover Band from Minneapolis, MN - Will travel up to 285 miles
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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 as bassist Matt Senjem, a veteran of the jazz scene.
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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I can't say enough about Steven Earl Howard and the Blue Drifters. They played my wedding on June 10th, and rocked it! They came despite the heat and bugs- true professionals. My favorite was when they broke out the banjo. Perfect for my outdoor farm/sculpture garden setting at Big Stone Mini Golf and Sculpture Garden. There is nothing that quite compares to actual LIVE music for a wedding, instead of the impersonal feeling of a DJ playing "the Macarena." Highly recommended for your next wedding or party guys.

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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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Midnight on the Water - violin instrumental, wedding procession
Irish/traditional
Whiskey in the Jar - comedic standard - wedding reception
Irish/Traditional
Calling Baton Rouge - wedding reception dance music
Garth Brooks 90s country hit
Fire on the Mt. - wedding reception dance
Marshall Tucker Band
Rainbow Connection - wedding ceremony/procession
Muppet Movie theme, great for ceremony
Your Smile - wedding ceremony/procession
Josh Turner, first dance or ceremony
Baby Don't Do It - wedding reception
The Band, Marvin Gaye
Endless Love - ceremony/reception slow dance
Lionel Ritchie
Cherokee - slow jazz ballad, wedding dance
Ray Noble - bride=/groom dance
Back Home in Indiana
Homer and Jethro
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60s Band
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Bluegrass Band
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Oldies Band
Swing Band
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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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