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 demonstrate to 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 in the genre of progressive bluegrass music
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.