The Drifter Kings

The Drifter Kings are a contemporary blues/roots band who perform original and creatively arranged blues classics in a wide range of styles from Piedmont to Delta to Chicago. 

The Drifter Kings were winners of the 2019 Columbus Blues Alliance Blues Competition and went to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the 2020 International Blues Challenge.

The band were also winners of the 2009 River City Ohio Blues Competition and they represented the Blues, Jazz, and Folk Music Society of Marietta at the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, where they went on to become a semi-finalist act.

The Drifter Kings’ debut CD, “Diamonds On The Desert Floor”, was produced by Alligator recording artist Michael Hill. The CD was nominated by the Blues Foundation of Memphis, Tennessee as a top-5 finalist at the 2011 International Blues Challenge and has been receiving airplay on stations across North America, South America, and Europe as well as being honored as a “pick to click” on Sirius/ XM’s “B.B. King’s Bluesville”. It was also featured as a winner of Blues Revue Magazine’s “Sponsor the Bands Contest” in the May/ June 2011 issue.

In November of 2018, The Drifter Kings released a five song self-produced EP of original material called “Daddy Long Leggin'”. Since it’s release it has been getting airplay on radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. It is available for purchase at CD Baby or the band’s website, The Drifter Kings.

The band released a new CD called “Devil In My Kitchen” on May 19, 2023 on MoMojo Records.

The Drifter Kings have opened for Candye Kane, Roomful of Blues, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Little Ed and The Blues Imperials and Tab Benoit to name a few.