The Drifter KingsJune 30 2023 | 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
531 S. Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48502
The Drifter Kings are a contemporary blues/roots band from Central Oho who perform original and creatively arranged blues classics in a wide range of styles form Piedmont to Delta to Chicago.
The Drifter Kings were Columbus Blues Alliance 2019 Blues Challenge winners and represented Central Ohio in the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.
The band were also winners of the 2009 River City Ohio Blues Competition and they represented the Blues, Jazz, and Folk Music Society of Marietta at the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, where they went on to become a semi-finalist act.
The Drifter Kings' debut CD, "Diamonds On The Desert Floor", was produced by Alligator recording artist Michael Hill. The CD was nominated by the Blues Foundation of Memphis, Tennessee as a top 5 finalist at the 2011 International Blues Challenge, and received airplay on stations across North America, South America, and Europe as well as a "pick to click" on Sirius/XM's "BB. King's Bluesville". It was also featured as a winner of Blues Revue Magazine's "Sponsor the Bands Contest" in the May/June 2011 issue.
On November 18, 2018 the band released a new CD called "Daddy Long Leggin'", it's a five song EP of all original songs. Since it's release it has been getting airplay on radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia.
The Drifter Kings have opened for Candye Kane, Roomful of Blues, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Little Ed and The Blues Imperials and Tab Benoit to name a few.
The band will be releasing on May 19th a new CD called, "Devil In My Kitchen" on MoMojo Records .