Performing together since 2006, Driftwood is a talented group of veteran musicians from Athens, Georgia. More than just a collection of great musicians, Driftwood is a collection of great musicians with the unified purpose of creating great music. Members include ace front man and lead vocalist Mike Harrison on guitar and banjo, rock the house Bobby Bond on keyboards and harmony vocals, dobro king Lee Hiers on resophonic guitar and harmony vocals, harmonicat Glyn Denham on harmonica and lap steel, tunesmith and rock solid bassist Phil White on bass guitar, and rhythm machine Jamie deRevere on the kit.
With decades of diverse musical experience between them, elements of country, rock, bluegrass, blues and jazz pepper their original music as well as the many cover tunes they perform; an impressive list of rock and Americana including songs from Johnny Cash, the Rolling Stones, Lyle Lovett, The Band, Levon Helm, Bob Dylan, Ian Tyson, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Knopfler, The Byrds, Gram Parsons, Emmy Lou Harris, Gillian Welch, The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, J.J.Cale, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Norman Blake, Peter Rowan, Leon Russell, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Tom Waits, T-Bone Burnett, Warren Zevon, Van Morrison, and the list goes on.
New CD "Wanderlust"
Driftwood bassist and tunesmith, Phil White spent countless hours, from 2007 until 2009, composing songs for the band’s debut album, ‘Wanderlust’, and with the help of band mates Mike Harrison and Bobby Bond and producer/guitarist Davis Causey, he has delivered a wealth of material worthy of praise, a host of mesmerizing tunes that seek to reveal the humanity of strange and wonderful people, both real and imagined.
Along with a stellar cast of local musicians (Joe Attaway, J.R. Beckwith, David Blackmon, Randall Bramblett, Andy Carlson, Connelly Crowe, John James, Keith Morris, Tom Ryan, Cassandra Stroud, Deidra Stroud, Shene Stroud and Tim White) and guitarist/producer Davis Causey, Driftwood devoted the last seven months of 2009 to perfecting ‘Wanderlust’ at The Last House Studio in Athens, Georgia. Fans have described this superb collection of tunes as a masterpiece. Please give it a listen and see if you agree.