The Twilight Drifters

  • Genre
  • Rockabilly
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2020 Nominee★ Rockabilly ★
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Rockabilly ★
    • SAMMIES 2018 Nominee★ Rockabilly ★
  • Musicians
    • Brad Cross — drums
    • Geoff Miller — guitar, vocals
    • Todd Hinton — bass
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?


"Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry

How do you describe your music to people?


Relevant retro rockabilly rock 'n roll!

Tell us about how the band formed.


We had worked together in various other bands, such as Rowdy Kate and The Fortunate Few, and decided to start a project together.

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.


We had a great show opening for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Crest Theater a while back, the crowd was fantastic, the theater sounded great, and we really played well and connected with our audience.

Tell us about your worst gig.


We appreciate even the bad gigs. They test you as a band and help you grow.

What was the first song you learned to play?


We really started as a classic country band, so the first songs we played were Hank Williams' "Mind Your Own Business," Buck Owens' "My Heart Skips A Beat" and David Dudley's "Six Days On The Road."

What's next for the band?


Promoting our new album at gigs and festivals in 2019!

What's the story behind the band name?


As a musician, you spend a lot of nights out late after the gig in the wee hours of the morning, so the name Twilight Drifters seemed to fit.

What's your favorite local artist/group?


Rick Estrin & The Night Cats.

Who are your biggest influences?


Gene Vincent, Big Sandy and His Fly-Right Boys, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Burnette, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Dwight Yoakam, Buck Owens, Deke Dickerson.

Who first inspired you to play music?


Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, and the sounds of oldies and country AM radio.

Words to live by?


Never stop rockin'!—Al Hendrix.

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