The Driftwoods perform Bluegrass music in Northern Florida and the Southeast. The four members are Eric Searcy on the banjo and dobro, Gabriel Valla on mandolin and guitar, Elisabeth Williamson on rhythm guitar and frailed banjo, and Lon Williamson on the upright bass. Everyone sings. Each member brings many years of performing experience to the stage as well as a great variety of songs and styles. From original to contemporary and old-time tunes, their song variety is one of the hallmarks of their stage presentation.
Eric Searcy is a Florida native who has been playing bluegrass banjo in Northern Florida for over 30 years. Eric always finds the cream of the crop of banjo tunes and brings them to the stage with drive and enthusiasm. He also plays the dobro and adds a wonderful selection of classic tunes to the band with the “hound dog” as well. His vocal tunes are among the crowd favorites and his strong singing style brings great warmth and personality to the Driftwoods performance.
Gabriel Valla, also a Florida native and an instrumental powerhouse with his commanding performances on lead guitar as well as the mandolin. Gabe’s original tunes add a distinctive and different sound to the band’s repertoire. Gabe is a gifted singer and his vocal selections range from traditional to contemporary.
Elisabeth Williamson, a Florida girl, provides a strong lead vocal style and driving rhythm guitar. She also performs several tunes with the band on frailed banjo as well. Her ori