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Americana/folk-rock band Driftwood has released their new single, “Lay Like You Do,” from their upcoming album Tree of Shade, set to be released on April 5. PopMatters called the track “a reflective folk-rocker that emanates mellow, soulful vibes indicative of the overarching experience that Tree of Shade has to offer,” on Friday.
Parade premiered the video yesterday, directed by Anthony Saladino and starring Ben Curtis, calling it a “heart-wrenching video for a cool Americana-tinged song.”
“Music videos can be dangerous, they can paint an image or concept into the mind of the viewer that maybe wasn’t there before or differed from what the listener initially envisioned,” the band said. “On the other hand, a video can be one of the most powerful mediums of connection to the viewer. One that offers a different angle that then resonates in a way that sticks with you forever. The video for ‘Lay Like You Do’ has this quality for us, it’s a beautiful and gut-wrenching take on an equally beautiful and relatable song.”
With a sound that’s influenced by equal parts past and present, the band blends folk influences along with ’60s R&B, ’70s country rock, and contemporary pop to create a foot-stomping fervor that’s made them a favorite at festivals and dance halls alike. For their fifth studio album, due out April 5, Driftwood retreated to the Catskill Mountains, spending ten days working with Simone Felice, the award-winning producer of the Lumineers’ Cleopatra, and sound engineer Pete Hanlon, whose many credits include work with O.A.R. and Rachael Yamagata. The resulting eleven tracks on Tree of Shade showcase an evolution in the band’s sound, confidently expanding upon their musical core to weave a sonic tapestry that lives somewhere between The Band and The Head And The Heart.
Formed by childhood friends Dan Forsyth (guitar) and Joe Kollar (banjo/guitar), Driftwood is currently based in Binghamton, NY. Driftwood’s first album, Rally Day, introduced their sound as a duo before gradually expanding to their current five-piece line-up, including violinist Claire Byrne, who shares songwriting duties and lead vocals with Forsyth and Kollar, upright bassist/background vocalist Joey Arcuri and the newest member, drummer Will Sigel. The band has averaged 150 shows per year in support of their previous albums (the aforementioned Rally Day, Driftwood, Live at GrassRoots, City Lights, Driftwood LIVE at The Purple Fiddle) and performed alongside Bela Fleck, Old Crow Medicine Show, Rusted Root, Del McCoury, Brett Dennen, The Wailers, Railroad Earth, Robert Randolph, Rubblebucket, Leon Russell, Emmylou Harris and Donna the Buffalo, just to name a few.
Driftwood will be touring throughout 2019 in support of Tree of Shade.
Tree of Shade Tour Dates
3/12 – SPACE – Evanston, IL
3/14 – The Walnut Room – Denver, CO
3/15 – Public House – Crested Butte, CO
3/16 – Steve’s Guitars – Carbondale, CO
3/21 – Lewis & Clark Brewing Co. – Helena, MT
3/22 – The Pearl Theater – Bonners Ferry, ID
3/23 – Heartwood Center – Sandpoint, ID
3/24 – Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
3/25 – Alberta Street Pub – Portland, OR
3/26 – Rhythm & Rye – Olympia, WA
3/28 – Hotel Utah – San Francisco, CA
3/30 – Winter Wondergrass – Olympia Valley, CA
4/11 – Haymarket Lounge – City Winery – Boston, MA
4/12+13 – Funk N Waffles – Syracuse, NY
4/19 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
4/20 – Rockwood Music Hall – New York, NY
4/24 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
4/25 – Richmond Music Hall – Richmond, VA
4/27 – Merlefest – Wilkesboro, NC
5/3 – Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival – Pittsboro, NC
5/9 – Pearl Street Warehouse – Washington, DC
5/10 – Stoltz Listening Room – Easton, MD
5/11 – Discover Downtown – Cumberland, MD
All tour dates: driftwoodtheband.com