• Road to Shakori: Driftwood w/ Brothers Egg

  • Sat, 04/11/2020 at 8:00 pm
  • The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop
    224 S Blount St
    27601 Raleigh
Road to Shakori: Driftwood w/ Brothers Egg - The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop - Raleigh

Americana at its finest!Driftwood:Anyone familiar with the Americana music scene knows this Upstate, New York-based band has cut their teeth on a killer live show. With a never-ending tour schedule and a steady buzz, they have built a very solid underground fan base. "The game has been live shows and nose to the ground since the beginning," says guitarist/songwriter Dan Forsyth.As well as a devout following and a sizable discography, the band's hard work has also been a huge part of the inspiration for their music. The songs and arrangements have grown out of time spent on the road, growing closer, learning with and from each other and weathering the up's and down's of the journey together. "We have a truly special bond creatively and personally. It's the driving force behind the music," violinist/songwriter Claire Byrne adds.It is with this bond, patience, determination and undying mutual love and respect for music, the road, and their friendship, they have approached their latest offering, 'Tree of Shade.'"I'm struck by the gratitude that making music with my best friends/my other family brings," says guitarist/songwriter Joe Kollar. "Even our producer (Simone Felice) and the engineer (Pete Hanlon) became brothers in this process. Laying out some of your most intimate moments and showing the rawest version of yourself is both scary and exhilarating but more importantly, it reminds you why you chose music as the vehicle. It's the '66 Corvette that will always take me back to the beauty and power of a group of people setting out to make something together."Their first album with a major producer, 'Tree of Shade' is a testament to the essence of a song. Working alongside Felice, the band found themselves stripping things back way more than they normally would. "Simone was all about finding the essence of the song and doing our best to bring it out without distorting it or taking the arrangement too far."The first single off of the Spring 2019 release is 'Lay Like You Do,' a stripped down heartbreaker. “This was one of those songs that came out faster than I could write it down and seemed sort of like plucking an apple off a tree," admits Forsyth. “The melody and chorus came out of a dream and when I woke up, I wrote the rest real fast."With the addition of drummer Greg Evans in May 2019, Driftwood feels like a new band. "Greg has elevated our sound without changing the intimate dynamic that is Driftwood," observes bassist Joey Arcuri. With this added momentum and a new album, a nationwide tour is set in support of 'Tree of Shade.'Brothers Egg:Brothers Egg formed in 2015 in Wilmington, NC when brothers James Davy and Hunter Eggleston teamed-up with Suzanna Crist to forge an individual sound from their wide range of instruments and musical influences. Their music reflects an eclectic and driving blend of Roots Rock, Bluegrass, Country and World Music.Brothers Egg hatched after James returned from an extended surf trip to Southern Africa, where he began writing music and honing his ear for African rhythms and melodies. In the meantime, Hunter thru-hiked, solo the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail where he gained a newfound appreciation for American roots music and Appalachian bluegrass. The brothers returned home with new ideas and a fresh approach to songwriting.Suzanna Crist was discovered by James at an open mic night at Grinders Café in Wilmington, NC. Upon hearing her sing and play the violin, James decided to play some of his own songs and asked Suzanna if she would sit in. A powerful musical connection was felt, and a positive reaction from the room followed. Weekly jam sessions ensued and Suzi eventually accepted the brothers invitation to join the band. Contributing tasteful fiddle hooks and harmonies, Suzanna brings a unique musical element to the Brothers Egg.Jimmy Thompson was spotted in Raleigh, NC while playing bass with the alt. country outfit the Debonzo Brothers. James took note of his tasteful playing, and when the band relocated to Raleigh, Jimmy was asked to join. A veteran of the Raleigh music scene, Jimmy's playing is unassuming yet packs with a punch.Andy Blair grew up playing in bands with James throughout middle and high school, and came up with the band name Brothers Egg while living with James and Hunter in Wilmington, NC! After making appearances on early recordings and shows, Andy was asked to officially join the band as lead guitarist in early 2018.James and Hunter's father, Dave Eggleston played drums and recorded with some infamous R&B and rock bands out of Richmond, VA in the 1980’s and when it came time to get into the studio, James and Hunter couldn’t think of a better fit for the skins than their own pops. Papa Eggs brings a solid & seasoned feel to the BE sound, making Brothers Egg a true family band.Live performances have been described as high energy, musically stimulating, and a hidden gem.website: www.brothersegg.com/facebook: www.facebook.com/brotherseggaudio: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5Yn7Cim3zaNVQEkIryWEPu?si=z2J7GmRnSZeecegOljUmcQvideo: https://youtu.be/aVe6nsdGooMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7p5VX5BPMg