General News · 2nd April 2018
The Whaletown Community Club is pleased to welcome Victoria bluegrass mainstay Clover Point Drifters.
See attachments for further info on this stellar act.
Saturday, April 7
Doors 7:30. Show 8pm.
Tix at the door.
and they're clever.
Comment by Aaron Ellingsen on 5th April 2018
“The Nitty Grittys came close to being upstaged by a fine Victoria bluegrass outfit, the Clover Point Drifters. These fellows - some sporting ball-caps, some with ZZ Top-style beards - are able to nail the high, lonesome harmonies that makes this style of music so compelling. And the players are good, especially banjo-man Mike Kraft and slide-guitarist Larry Stevens.
“In an unself-conscious way, the quintet captures the authenticity and honesty of old-time bluegrass music. Their sound is also flavoured with echoes of Hank Williams and Willie Nelson (the latter mainly conjured up by Stevens's singing). The Clover Point Drifters also play original tunes in a contemporary folk style. All of this, combined with a jocular stage manner, made for a great opening set.”
Adrian Chamberlain, Victoria Times-Colonist October 24, 2006
“. . . clever . . .”
- John McEuen, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band October 21, 2006