The Druthers make heart-sweeping folk/pop with his and hers harmony. This magnetic Portland, OR six-piece is defined by the unmistakable voices of their two lead singers—the open, weathered rasp that is his (Kirk Duncan) and the whisper-to-wail force that is hers (Erin Adkisson). The pair is accented by a song-serving flurry of trumpet, piano, organ, guitars, percussion and bass that evokes the likes of Swell Season and the Civil Wars, and lives somewhere between the music of Ben Harper and Ray Lamontagne. Unmerciful, heartbreaking, uplifting and full of grace, The Druthers make moving music.
"NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST" SO SAYS J.R. TOLKEIN.
CHARLIE BERRY, MATT ROLEY & BRETT TAYLOR FOUND THEMSELVES IN NASHVILLE, TN IN THE SPRING OF 2010 AND GOT LOST SINGING 3-PART BLOOD BROTHER HARMONY, BANGING ON ACOUSTIC GIBSON GUITARS IN AN OLD FORD VAN HELD TOGETHER BY CHEWING GUM AND BAILING WIRE. SINCE THEN THEY HAVE TRAVELLED A MILLION MILES AND SEEN A MILLION SMILES ... CLASSIC AS WASHED-OUT FADED BLUE LEVI'S AND CURRENT AS A BEAT BOX IN SPANISH HARLEM ... IT'S AMERICAN MUSIC ... COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU ... LADIES AND GENTLEMAN ... MAY I INTRODUCE YOU TO MOCKINGBIRD SUN.