Oak Hill Drifters
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The love of early 20th century American roots music is very apparent with Oak Hill Drifters, who are based out of Orlando, Florida. Their music and performance echos the 1940’s – 1960’s paying homage to some of the great music pioneers of rockabilly, western swing, jump blues, country and the foundation of R&B.
The band’s current iteration was formed in 2014 where its founder, Tommy Cooper (now retired from the band) recruited an all-star cast of performers including Rachel Decker, Craig Roy, George Dimitrov and Tom Pearce whose collective resumes include work with The HoneyBees (Chicago), Nick Curran, Hindu Cowboys and Rocket-88 (Orlando). Rachel Decker fronts the band with a vocal prowess has drawn comparisons to the likes of Janis Martin and Patsy Cline.
In 2016, the band released its debut 11 song compilation, “Fly Off The Panhandle.” The band’s sophomore recording, “Lied To Me” was released in June 2018. The band will begin working on its third recording later in 2020.