Back to the Hills – High Street Drifters

by | 17 May, 2024 | 0 comments

High Street Drifters Release Their First Single Back To The Hills.

Melbourne/Adelaide-based bluegrass band The High Street Drifters have announced the release of their debut single, Back to the Hills.

Back to the Hills. was mixed and mastered by Mischa Herman at Echidna Studios. This heartfelt track tells a poignant story of love gone wrong and the healing power of returning to familiar places. The song explores the theme of shattered dreams and the resilience needed to move forward.

Back To The HillsSince forming in 2021, The High Street Drifters have been captivating audiences across the country. Their unique sound blends a deep respect for traditional bluegrass with a love for the Australian bush and what it means to be playing bluegrass music in the southern hemisphere.

Listen to Back To The Hills here.

With Back to the Hills, The High Street Drifters are set to leave a lasting mark on the bluegrass scene. The band plans to release more tracks in the coming months with the intention to showcase their evolving sound. A busy summer awaits them in 2024, filled with a packed festival season and dates around Australia to come.

Join The High Street Drifters for their next show at the Wesley Anne in Melbourne on June 7th, where they will celebrate the release of Back to the Hills and set the scene for things to come.

Fans can buy tickets to concert on 7th June at The Wesley Anne here.

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About The High Street Drifters:

High Street Drifters is an Australian bluegrass quartet spanning the roads between Victoria and South Australia. While the band strive to honour the hard driving sound of original Bluegrass music their youthful flair and unpredictable arrangements show us a more progressive sound.

The group was formed during a time when travelling across the country was not an option, so through countless zoom calls their unresolved passion for the music they shared was all channelled into the birth of High Street Drifters.

Featuring Justin Vilchez on mandolin, Mae Traeger on fiddle, Daniel Watkins on guitar, and Gage Stead on bass, High Street Drifters shine a new light on many Bluegrass standards influenced by the greats: Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers and The Bluegrass Album Band, as well nod to their contemporaries Hawktail, Mile Twelve, The Slocan Ramblers and Michael Daves.

High Street Drifters explore themes that are present in everyday life while entertaining audiences young and old with their tight 3 part harmonies and hot picking guitar, fiddle and mandolin through relatable songs. High Street Drifters are the newest Australian Bluegrass band on the scene debuting at Wirrina Bluegrass festival last November to upstanding applause, The band is primed and ready to take the country by storm… Check some of their Wirrina performance in the video below.


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