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Kristin Diable and Driftwood

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The Sanctuary comes life with 2 awesome acts on 1 big night! Driftwood will take the stage early featuring a folk/punk/bluegrass style that has endeared them to fans from Floydfest and beyond. Kristin Diable will follow with an amazing set of music that has made her a favorite at New Orleans JAZZFEST, Austin City Limits, and more in support of St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakham, and many others. About Kristin Diable She has been exploring freedom and choice in her music ever since she picked up an open mic at a lounge in Baton Rouge and stunned the audience into silence. She rode that vibe, away to New York and then back to her native Louisiana like a storm front one that shook New Orleans and cooled the air. And her most recent album Create Your Own Mythology invokes her Louisiana and Americana roots while firing a rock-and-roll shot across the bow of borrowed myths. ABOUT DRIFTWOOD “Sometimes a band can just appear out of nowhere and make a sound so agreeable and enticing it almost seems like they’re the product of some divine destiny. Driftwood offers an ideal example of that phenomenon” – Country Standard Time When most people think of upstate New York, they either imagine bucolic landscapes or working-class towns. As natives of Binghamton, the members of Driftwood hail from a working town, but play music rooted in the land, leaning alternately into folk, old-time, country, punk, and rock, depending on their personal moods and their songs’ needs. “It’s sometimes tough to keep any sort of focus on style or sound when you have three different songwriters,” guitarist Dan Forsyth concedes. “But it also allows us to branch out and explore in ways other bands don’t. Also, I think it’s important, as a band, to ask ourselves ‘Is this a good next step?” Describing the Driftwood sound, banjo player Joe Kollar offers, “I consider our sound to be more of an attitude and an approach – the result of all of our influences in a completely open musical forum where the only stipulation is to use bluegrass instruments and create it from the heart.” That’s as close to being pinned down as Driftwood ever gets. Such has always been the case for artists blurring and blending genre lines in order to innovate. Yes, they wield old-time instruments, but they do so with a punk-rock ethos. “I do not know much about punk music, but I do know that it gives me a feeling of tearing into something without inhibition,” violinist Claire Byrne says, adding, “Old-time music has the same feeling for me. The music was a release for people living extremely hard lives in harsh conditions. In this way, the two styles of music are very similar: It’s digging in and making a statement. It’s rocking out and feeling totally reborn through the song.”

Kristin Diable and Driftwood
  • 1217 Maple Ave
  • Roanoke, VA 24016
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  • 5 Points Music Sanctuary
  • $15 adv/ $20 door