The Clover Point Drifters are a bluegrass band from Victoria BC. Their repertoire consists primarily of traditional bluegrass songs, with a sprinkling of country, folk, blues and pop melodies served up in the bluegrass style. Their songs feature close heartfelt duet and trio harmonies, backed by strong banjo, dobro and mandolin accompaniment.
The band has been active since January 2000, but the members each have a decades-long love affair with bluegrass music
Mike Kraft (banjo, harmony vocals) is one of Victoria’s secrets that don’t involve underwear. Besides being one fine banjo player, he also plays guitar in a variety of country, rockabilly and blues bands.
Larry Stevens (resophonic guitar, lead vocals) has a gift for singing the country song, good times and bad, love and loss, the past and even further past. Now residing in Victoria, his rich warm voice has become a welcoming and familiar sound in the band.
George Robinson (bass, lead vocals) has the longest pedigree in the band, having played bluegrass bass since 1977. Former bands include New Silver Tone Rangers, Every Day Street Band, Cedar Hill and Back at the Ranch.
Dan Parker (mandolin, lead vocals) drifted west from Ontario following a successful attempt to attain a higher education. He is one of those annoying people who, if given some new musical instrument, will spend almost no time at all making it sound like they have played it for years.
Alan Law (guitar, lead & harmony vocals) does most of the arranging and supplies the beverages for rehearsals. That makes him the band leader. He is strictly a rhythm guitarist (“I do not play any notes”), but his drive, passion and stamina are second to none. In a band of baritones, he enjoys the role of tenor singer, and he loves singing harmony more than almost anything you can imagine. Previous combos include playing with George in Back at the Ranch and with Mike in The Chance Brothers.
The Clover Point Drifters performed at Center 64 in 2013 to a large very enthusiastic crowd. The band provides a wonderful mix of great music and lots of humour thrown in as well. The variety of music from country, bluegrass and folk and even some western swing makes the Clover Point Drifters a must see band!
Kimberley Home Grown Music Society is pleased to present this highly entertaining band on stage at Centre 64 Thursday April 28th at 8 PM sharp. Tickets are $20 and available at Centre 64, and the Snow Drift Café in Kimberley and Lotus books in Cranbrook or info from Dave at 250-427-2258.