Blue Drifters Acoustic Quartet

Bluegrass 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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Blue Drifters were wonderful! Despite the rain for our outdoor event, Wisconsin Colorfest & BBQ Bash, they did an awesome job and kept everyone entertained!

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Wedding Reception

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Working with the band was so easy. We had multiple communications among multiple people (the bride, the brides family) and the band was flexible and accommodating to all of our requests. They are a talented bunch of musicians and interacted in a very friendly way with our guests.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Birthday Party - 100 guests aged 1-95 yrs. The music DAZZLED. Great communication and deft at reading the crowd. Unique hillbilly/jazzy vibe; retro meets hipster. Pros all around. Musically complex and sophisticated, and really down-home fun at the same time. Depth of knowledge, years of experience, top notch musicianship. Good background music for gabby guests, and a truly great performance for those who paid closer attention. Perfect. I would hire these guys for a variety of events, they could swing to meet so many needs. These guys deliver artistically while leaving the planner (me!) with peace and utter confidence. Bravo, Blue Drifters!

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2017
Nov
2
Parkway Pizza, corner Minnetonak Blvd. & Dakota
Minneapolis, MN
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Mar
11
Casino Event
Granite Falls, MN
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Oct
21
Duet Adult Birthday party
Cottage Grove, MN
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Oct
14
Wedding
Bayfield, WI
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Oct
6
Community Event
Turtle Lake, WI
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Sep
24
Duet Bluegrass - Outdoor Harvest party Kids n Adults
Rockford, MN
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Sep
23
Event
Osage, IA
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Sep
16
Wedding Reception
Deerwood, MN
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
60s Band
70s Band
Bluegrass Band
Jazz Band
Oldies Band
Swing Band
Top 40 Band
Variety Band
Irish Band
20s Band
30s Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
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Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
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Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
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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