Saturday, February 19, 2011

Down Home Goodness: The Driftwood Singers


A couple of weeks ago I got an email from Pearl Charles of The Driftwood Singers, asking if I'd be willing to help them promote their upcoming appearance at Pappy & Harriet's. As an appreciator of old-timey, folk-Americana style music, I'm happy to oblige. Here's the scoop:

Los Angeles-based country/folk duo The Driftwood Singers return to Joshua Tree for a free concert at Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace on Thursday, February 24 at 7 pm. The Driftwood Singers are comprised of Kris Hutson and Pearl Charles. Kris rotates between guitar, mandolin, and banjo while Pearl plays the autoharp and the guitar, but the duo is best known for their breathtaking harmonies. Often compared to Joshua Tree icons Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, the two perform a unique blend of original and traditional music.

Also performing that evening with The Driftwood Singers and solo is Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter and clawhammer banjo player Olentangy John. This show is a must-see for any fan of Americana music, so if you find yourself looking for something to do on this particular Thursday night, roll on down to Pappy & Harriet's for some southern harmony and good old fashioned fun.

Visting The Driftwood Singers' website by clicking here, or their Bandcamp page by clicking here