Deer Run Drifters

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With one half of the band influenced by the sounds and lyrics of Alt-Country, and the other half deeply rooted in a more modern folk, The Deer Run Drifters have quickly carved themselves out a perfect spot in Americana music.

Appalachian Blues has gained the band local acclaim for its collection of sad stories and rootsy instrumentals. Utilizing weathered and often heartbreaking lyrics fused with “high and lonesome” twang to draw listeners in. There’s desperation in the voice that’s both alluring and bleeds honesty. However, it’s the clever arrangements and focus on dynamics that brings this band to life. They have a knack for showcasing the lyrics of each song and reinforcing them with the music. It’s not uncommon to hear an eerie 4-string banjo roll over top of a wailing harmonica or over driven Mandolin within the mix, only to be tied perfectly together by Norton’s foot tapping bass lines.