Driftwood Fire Interview This Tuesday on Lyrical Venus

Charlotte, JJ and Lynn

So remember when I said I’d be introducing you to people I met at Song School? I’ll be interviewing a few of them on my show this week! The ladies of Driftwood Fire are coming to Des Moines on October 3rd and they’ll be calling in to Lyrical Venus Radio around 9:15 am on September 30th.

Mixing singer-songwriter, jazz and Appalachian flavors into their sound, Driftwood Fire has been compared to artists like Vienna Teng, Cowboy Junkies, The Ditty Bops and Gillian Welch. But their name alone evokes the feeling of their music – a late and quiet night on the beach with friends, a slight chill on your back off the waves, and barefoot toes toasty in the sand around a fire where everyone takes turns passing a guitar and sharing their stories.

I can personally vouch for their awesome show at the Wildflower Pavilion at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival this year, and they’ve also played at the National Women’s Music Festival this summer. Later in October Driftwood Fire will take the stage as one of the Folk Alliance – West Main Showcase acts.

The three-piece band features Lynn Scharf on lead vocals and acoustic guitar (and she even had a song where she played washboard), Charlotte Formichella on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo (we all know how I love the banjo) and backing vocals, and Jennifer “JJ” Jones on drums and percussion (she drummed for tons of people at the Song School open mic – JJ has this fluid/electric quality on the drums that is just amazing to see.) They all know their stuff and their live show is a joy to watch because as well as being great musicians they are also very funny!

To preview tracks from their self-titled debut album as a trio, check out the official website or their MySpace. If you like what you hear, you can order Driftwood Fire directly from their website or CD Baby.

But either way, tune in to KRUU-LP 100.1 FM or krrufm.com on Tuesday the 30th to get to know the gals a little better!

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