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Blue Drifters

Bluegrass Band from Minneapolis, MN Will travel up to 240 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 26 Reviews
  • 51 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2011
  • 5 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $700 per event

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The Blue Drifters Bluegrass Quartet plays traditional bluegrass with a few older covers included, or anything we can craft into interesting, exciting arrangements with trio harmonies and prodigious soloing on fiddle, 5-string Scruggs-style banjo, upright bass and acoustic guitar. These days we show off our harmony vocal arrangements on mostly traditional bluegrass tunes. The players include Tony Smith, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals, Paul Porter bassist/vocals, Jim Lally- fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals, Steve Howard banjo/guitar/vocals Below, I’ve provided our current book with brief details: 1 Bad Moon Rising -CCR 2 D – Forked Deer – Fiddle tune 3 G – Down the Road - Flatt and Scruggs - trios 4 E - Song for Life waltz, Rodney Crowell, trios 6 G- Love Please Come Home (1956 Bill Monroe) 7 G – Don’t Cry Blue (1971 Jonathan Edwards) 8 A – Little Maggie  - trios 9 F – Why Don’t you love Me Likd You Used You Do– duet harmonies, Hank Sr. 10 G – Theme Time – guitar solo 11 A – Picture in a Tear –trios – Junior Sisk 12 G – Mr. Engineer – Jimmie Martin 1956- trios 13 D – Gentle on My Mind (John Hartford 1967) 14 G – Wheel Hoss – inst. Bill Monroe - guitar 15 G - Ezekiel Saw the Wheel – acapella quartet 16 A – I’m Country – trios New Quicksilver 17 G - On and On –trios – Bill Monroe 18 C – Jambalaya – duet harmonies – Hank Sr. 19 G-Nine Pound Hammer –Bill Monroe - trios 20 A – Bill Cheatum – fiddle tune 21 G – The Road is a Lover (A Krauss) 22 A – Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Neil Young) 23 E – Night They Drove Old Dixie – Robbie Robertson 24 C – Peach Pickin Time in GA – Jimmie Rodgers 25 D – Eye of the Hurricane – David Grier guitar solo 26 C – I’m Walking – duet harms – Old Home place album 27 Down in the Willow Garden key B 28 A – Girl From the N Country (Dylan) 29 G -Will U Be Lovin Another Man – Bill Monroe 30 G – Sweet Chariot Swing Low – A cappella trio

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Review by K Y.

WeddingReviewed on July 24, 2021From Duluth, MN

They did such a wonderful job!! Professional and pleasurable!! Amazing sound and a very good fit for our beach wedding:) they let us pick our favorite songs and did such a great job!! Super happy they were able to come and do such a great job! So satisfied!!

Review by ABBY B.

CelebrationReviewed on October 12, 2019From Minneapolis, MN

Steve and the band were very acommodating, friendly and super professional! Their music was perfect for our event!

Review by Denise P.

Family ReunionReviewed on September 29, 2018From Cumberland, WI

They were talented, flexible, engaging and accommodating. Great addition to our family reunion!

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Song List

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  • Preachin Prayin Singing | Flatt and Scruggs
  • First Day of My Life | Conor Oberst - Bright Eyes
  • Harvest Moon | Neil Young 1991
  • I Saw the Light | Hank Williams
  • Ill Fly Away | Albert C. Brumley
  • Jesus Was a Capricorn | Kris Kristofferson
  • If I'd Left it Up to You | Merle Haggard
  • Piano Man and Just the Way You Are | Billy Joel
  • Blue Moon of KT and Heartbreak Hotel | Elvis
  • Rocky Top | Osbourne Bros.
  • Shades | Devil Makes 3
  • Your Song | Elton John
  • Cash on the barrelhead, My Baby's Gone, Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die | Louvin Bros.
  • Ripple, Uncle John's Band, | Grateful Dead
  • Bloody Mary Monday | Willie Nelson
  • April Come She Will and Homeward Bound | Simon Garfunkel
  • Just Like a Woman, You Ain't Going Nowhere, The Times They are A-Changing, Love Minus Zero, No Limit | Bob Dylan
  • I Never Cried | Ted Darby
  • Shinin Moon, Jailhouse Blues | Lightnin Sam Hopkins
  • Ballad of Jed Clampett | Flatt and Scruggs, Beverly Hillbillies Theme
  • Silver City Bound | Mance Lipscomb
  • Biscuits | Kacey Musgraves 2015
  • Humdinger | Black Crow Medicine Show
  • Crazy Love | Van Morrison
  • Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone | Bill Withers
  • Johnny Be Good | Chuck Berry
  • The Weight | The Band
  • Fire and Rain | 1969 James Taylor
  • I Don't Remember Loving You, Rose Colored Glasses | Jon Conlee
  • Deep Elem Blues | Jerry Garcia
  • Girl From the North Country | 1963 Bob Dylan
  • My Sweet Angel | Jimi Hendrix
  • I Believe in You | 1971 Neil Young
  • Silver Wings, Working Man's Blues, Lonesome Fugitive, If We Make It Through Till Monday | Merle Haggard
  • The Thrill is Gone | BB King
  • Yesterday, All You Need is Love, Here Comes the Sun, Penny Lane, others | Beatles
  • My Funny Valentine | jazz standard
  • Light My Fire | The Doors
  • Sarah Smile | 1975 Daryll Hall and John Oates
  • Lying Eyes | Eagles
  • Moonglow | Jazz Standard
  • Dirt Road Anthem | Jason Aldean
  • Night Rider's Lament | 1993 Garth Brooks
  • Better Man | 1992 Clint Black
  • Rainbow Connection | 1973 Academy Award Song-Muppet Movie and Willie Nelson
  • Ring of Fire | Johnny Cash
  • The Road is a Lover | Alison Krause (winner of 27 Grammy awards) 1998 "So Long So Wrong")
  • North to Alaska and Battle of New Orleans | 1961 Johnny Horton
  • Mr. Engineer | 1956 Jimmie Martin and The Sunny Mt. Boys
  • Man of Constant Sorrow | O Brother Where Art Thou
  • One Toke Over the Line | 1971 Brewer and Shipley
  • Cross Road Blues | 1936 Robert Johnson (transcription)
  • Sugar Magnolia 1970 | from American Beauty
  • Bad moon Rising | CCR
  • Down the Road/Cripple Creek 1955 | Flatt and Scruggs medley
  • I'm Walkin 1956 | Fats Domino
  • Gentle on My Mind 1967 | Glen Campbell
  • Tennessee Stud 1958 | Stonewall Jackson
  • The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 1969 | Robbie Robertson The Band
  • Only Love Can Break Your Heart 1971 | Neil Young from After the Gold Rush
  • Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald 1976 | Gordon Lightfoot
  • Buckets of Rain 1975 from Blood on the tracks | Dylan bottleneck slide guitar
  • Walking Blues 1938 | Robert Johnson
  • Beverly Hillbillies Theme 1962 | Paul Henning
  • Love Please Come Home 1956 | Leon Jackson The White Oak Mountain Boys
  • Something in the way She Moves 1969 Abbey Road | George Harrison
  • Alabama Getaway | Grateful Dead
  • Rainy Day People | 1975 Gordon Lightfoot
  • Into the Mystic 1970 Moondance album | Van Morrison
  • Like a Rollin Stone 1965 | Bob Dylan
  • Your Smile 2007 | Josh Turner
  • Why Don't You Love Me Like You Used to Do – Hank Sr. | 1949 #4 hit
  • Looking Out My Back Door | CCR
  • A Fool Such As I | Hank snow
  • Jambalaya Lovesick Blues Setting the Woods on Fire Your Cheatin Heart | Hank Williams Sr.
  • King of the Road 1964 | Roger Miller
  • Calling Baton Rouge 1994 | Garth Brooks
  • Moondance 1970 | Van Morrison album Moondance
  • Big River 1958 | Johnny Cash
  • Folsum Prison Blues 1953 | Johnny Cash first recorded in 1955
  • Behind Closed Doors 1973 | Charlie Rich
  • Highway 40 Blues 1981 | Ricky Skaggs
  • Take Me Home Country Roads 1971 | John Denver
  • Thank God I'm a Country Boy 1974 | John Denver
  • Brown Eyed Girl 1967 | Van Morrison
  • Streets of Laredo 1949 | Marty Robbins
  • Dead Flowers 1971 from Sticky Fingers | Rolling Stones
  • Stop Breaking Down 1972 Exile on Mainstreet | Rolling Stones 1937 recording by Robert Johnson
  • Fire on the Mountain 1974 Searchin For A Rainbow | Marshall Tucker Band
  • Did She Mention My Name 1968 | Gordon Lightfoot
  • Homeward Bound and April Come She Will 1966 | Simon and Garfunkel
  • Night and Day | Cole Porter 1931
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love 1928 | J McHugh and Dorothy Fields
  • Let's Do It | Let's Fall in Love 1928
  • Honeysuckle Rose 1929 | Fats Waller
  • Take Me Back to Tulsa 1930 | Bob Wills Texas swing
  • Back Home in Indiana 1917 | comedy tune Homer and Jethro
  • After You've Gone | 1918
  • San Antonio Rose | Bob Wills Texas swing trio harmony vocals
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow | Wizard of Oz
  • What a Wonderful World | 1968 biggest –selling hit single of 1968 in Great Britain by Louis Armstrong written by Weiss and Healey
  • Limehouse Blues 1922 | Philip Braham and Douglas Ferber
  • Sweet Georgia Brown 1925 | Bernie and Pinkard
  • All of Me 1931 | Ruth Etting
  • Cherokee 1938 | Ray Noble
  • Why Don't You Love Me Like You Used to Do 1949 | #4 hit Hank Williams
  • Peach Pickin Time in Georgia 1928 | Jimmie Rodgers yodeling brakeman
  • Minor Swing | Django Reinhardt
  • Nuages | Django Reinhardt
  • Christmas Lullaby | 19th Century German tune arranged by Arthel Watson as Appalachian tune
  • I Found a new Baby 1925 | Ethel Waters written by Clarence Williams and Spencer Williams
  • Lucky Southern | Keith Jarret
  • The Magician in You 1968 | Keith Jarret
  • Blues for Alice | Charlie Parker
  • Banish Misfortune instrumental | traditional Irish
  • Whiskey in the Jar instrumental | traditional Irish
  • Harvest Home instrumental | traditional Irish
  • The Rocky Road to Dublin | traditional Irish
  • The Wind that Shakes the Barley instrumental | traditional Irish
  • Flowers of Edinborough instrumental | traditional Irish
  • Midnight on the Water instrumental | traditional Irish
  • The Wild Rover | traditional Irish
  • Aran Boat Song instrumental | traditional Irish
  • Road to Listdoonvarna instrumental | traditional Irish
  • Rickett's Hornpipe instrumental | traditional Irish
  • House Carpenter | traditional Irish
  • Okeefe's Slide instrumental | traditional Irish
  • TempReel/Swingin Gate instrumentals | traditional Irish
  • Into the Mystic | Van Morrison Irish
  • Leather Britches instrumental | traditional Irish
  • Sheebeg Sheemor | Turloch O'Carolan 1600's traditional Irish
  • What Does Deep Sea Say | traditional Irish
  • Drowsy Maggie | traditional Irish
  • The Leaving of Liverpool | traditional Irish
  • Danny Boy | traditional Irish
  • Fisher's Hornpipe | instrumental
  • Walls of Liscarroll instrumental | traditional Irish

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Upcoming Events

September 25, 2021 • Family Reunion
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Deer River, MN
October 7, 2021 • Corporate Function
Thu5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Edina, MN

Past Events

September 11, 2021 • Community Event
Sat1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Walker, MN
August 14, 2021 • Event
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August 3, 2021 • National Nite Out SLP 3925 Colorado Avenue S
Tue6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Minneapolis, MN
July 24, 2021 • Wedding
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Duluth, MN
June 26, 2021 • Coffee Shop Event
Sat9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Lake Mills, IA
June 26, 2020 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Fri6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Parkers Prairie, MN
November 5, 2019 • Republic Bar - MSP Airport
Tue4:30 PM - 7:30 PM Saint Paul, MN
October 12, 2019 • Celebration
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Minneapolis, MN
June 9, 2019 • Three One Six Bar and Grill Brookview
Sun6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Golden Valley, MN
March 16, 2019 • Private St Patties Party -BDs Irish Duet - Uptown area
Sat10:30 PM - 12:30 AM Minneapolis, MN
March 16, 2019 • Irish Celebration St Patties- private Party
Sat10:30 PM - 12:30 AM Minneapolis, MN
February 23, 2019 • Desoto Blues Band St Francis American Legion
Sat9:30 PM - 12:30 AM Saint Francis, MN

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