In the Heart of Old Kentucky
Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters
Hailed as “Good Time Johnny,” The Bluegrass Drifters’ front man Johnny Campbell is a decorated fiddle player who loves moonshine and is notorious for bringing the party to every stage he commands. While many contemporary bands have taken a modern approach to the music, Johnny stays true to traditional bluegrass melodies, note for note. Their diverse approach to the set list appeals to everyone from Baby Boomers to Millennials, surprising each end of the spectrum with a love for the unfamiliar and impressing new fans with their deep-rooted knowledge of this time-honored style. Johnny, an enthusiastic and charismatic award-winning fiddler, started The Bluegrass Drifters in Santa Cruz, California and made the move to Nashville with his wife Whitney, who plays bass and provides the backbone to the male-dominated band, in 2012.
Good vibes, high energy, great tunes, a flare for drama and a memorable performance make Johnny Campbell & The Bluegrass Drifters a must-catch act out of the booming Nashville music scene. Grab your whiskey, grab your gang, get to a show and get ready to have the time of your life.
From the New Album
It’s refreshing to hear traditional bluegrass played with drive and vigor and sung from the heart. This outfit does just that. Recorded live, we get a solid, gritty sound that cuts to the core. While some bands try to present punk versions of the old-time bluegrass and others try to bring it up-to-date, this band takes on the material on its terms and meets it head on with earnestness and honesty. Read Full Article Here...