Expect the unexpected with Rich and his 'Drifters' - anything from blues to bluegrass, including music that knows no bounds. This versatile "friends first" band that can perform as a trio, quartet, quintet or beyond with special guests, revels in blurring boundaries and mixing genres. How are they "drifters?" The extended cast of talented friends and musicians drift in and out based on availability and need.
Jeff and Rich have played together since 1993 when they recorded the soundtrack for "Sittin' On Top Of The World," a Dick Crenson documentary about the adaptive reuse of the old Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge into what would become Walkway Over The Hudson State Historic Park. The music and video was actually shot on top of the bridge.
In addition, each July Jeff and Rich travel to Bluff Utah with St. John's Episcopal Church (Kingston) to conduct an annual music program teaching guitar and dobro to Navajo children.
Filling out the band are Peter Conklin on mandolin and guitar and the newest Drifter, multi-instrumentalist Jim Sullivan on bass, banjo, ukulele, and guitar. All the Drifters sing and vocal harmonies are a high priority for the band.
Occasionally, when a more rockin' sound is appropriate, Drifter alumnus Rusty Boris joins in on electric guitar and bass.
For information regarding bookings or gig times/directions in the events calendar, please call Jeff at 845-332-6566.