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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 around, besides the Irish virtuosity) bassist Gary McAlpin, Joel Olson, banjo, guitar and voice and same for BDs founder Steven Earl Howard.

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. We are willing to learn a couple tunes unique for your occasion.
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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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2016
Aug
27
Wedding
Brantwood, WI
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Aug
9
Celebration
Plato, MN
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Jul
16
Birthday Party (Adult)
Oak Grove, MN
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Jun
9
Community Event
Hinckley, MN
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
May
21
Community Event
Chanhassen, MN
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Jan
2
Birthday Party (Adult)
Hamburg, MN
4:00 PM - 8:00 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
Cover Band
70s Band
Bluegrass Band
Jazz Band
Oldies Band
Swing Band
Top 40 Band
Variety Band
Irish Band
Honky Tonk Band
Acoustic Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
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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