DRISKILL was formed by banjo player, Ethan Driskill and guitarist, JD Williamson. The folk-rock duo turned full band performs with a blend of rolling banjo lines, beautiful harmony variations, big electric sounds, and other folk/blues rooted instrumentation. This group is taking ownership of the folk-rock genre.
Originally driving off of Ethan Driskill's self released 2014 EP "Summer Haze," the duo released their first full length album "Country Blues" on April 8, 2016 through Attic Space Records. With honest lyrics, catchy rhythms, and defining sounds that are sure to stick with you, Driskill and Williamson's songwriting is sure to be a new staple in the music world.
“DRISKILL’s upcoming record, Country Blues, reflects their North Carolina roots, and sounds a bit like some of their regional neighbors, such as the early Avett Brothers. DRISKILL’s songs come from similar sources and draw from common lifestyles, so the familiar sounds makes sense without imitating. The debut single, “Worn”, catches your ear and invites you to chill with the rest of the album.”
— Sloane Spencer, Country Fried Rock
“The appropriately titled Country Blues album combines tender and sweet with an underlying haunted atmosphere of aching, soulful vocals and colorful playing soaked in banjo and metallic guitar exploration. The duo extends more than arm’s reach in style and delivery.”
— Lazlo Holyfield, Star News
“The band’s music is a mix of rolling banjo lines, big electric sounds, and other folk/blues instrumentation.”
— Ashlea Kosikowski, WECT News