Today, Driftwood shares their rowdy new single “December Last Call,” which finds the New York-based Americana outfit enjoying a fun night out and letting go of their inhibitions over a swinging roots-rock rhythm. “December Last Call” is the first offering from the band’s forthcoming project, due out next year.
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"The song came out of a wild night at the bar where I stayed a few hours past what I should have,” shares guitarist Joe Kollar who wrote the song. “The funny part is that I don’t fully remember coming up with the tune but thanks to voice memos, I must’ve hit record during my drunken stupor and captured what became the melody and chords. I say melody because the words at that point were nothing but mumbles. The next day, I woke up hazy and saw my guitar and phone sitting close by so I hit play on the last voice memo, then my mumbles came in and I set out to put some lyrics from whatever memories I could manage from that night. And so, ‘December Last Call’ is a drinking song, so much so I don’t remember writing it.”
"December Last Call" marks the band's first new music release since their 2019 critically acclaimed album Tree of Shade, which garnered praise from No Depression, PopMatters and more upon its release. Since debuting on the Americana music scene in 2009, the band has spent almost 15 years honing their live shows which have earned them a devoted underground fanbase. Over the years, Driftwood’s songs and arrangements have grown out of time spent on the road, weathering the ups and downs of their journey together.
Later this month, Driftwood will embark on a series of show dates in New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia – a full list of dates can be found below or at driftwoodtheband.com/tour.
Hailing from Upstate New York, Driftwood is made up of Dan Forsyth (guitar/vocals), Joe Kollar (guitar/vocals), Claire Byrne (violin/vocals), Joey Arcuri (bass/vocals) and Sam Fishman (drums).
Driftwood Tour Dates
November 18 - Rochester, NY - Sticky Lips
November 24 - Apalachin, NY - Ransom Steele Tavern
November 25 - Apalachin, NY - Ransom Steele Tavern
December 8 - Wellsboro, PA - Deane Center-Performing Arts
December 30 - Homer, NY - Homer Ctr for the Arts
February 10 - Oswego, NY - Music Hall
February 16 - Thomas, WV - Purple Fiddle
February 17 - Thomas, WV - Purple Fiddle
February 24 - Walton, NY - Walton Theatre