Rooted in rock + a love affair with blues and country, Kerosene Drifters shine light to a growing movement of blended music in Texas they call Drifter Rock. Led by husband and wife team Korey and Dana, the music of KD encapsulates heartfelt lyrics, soulful melodies, epic arrangements and blood harmonies. Utilizing a dense mix for their second album of acoustic and electric guitars, piano, organ, cello, bass and drums creates everything from a monumental wall of sound to spacious and eerie ballads. Having two lead vocalists allows for a wide range of sonic possibilities that make up the unique sound of Kerosene Drifters.
With one album under their belt in 2017, singles “Redemption”, “Bad Mojo”, “Oh Gloria” and “Give In to Me (feat. J.R. Castillo)” from their full length sophomore album have been released with international airplay and charting. Joined by co-producer and Nashville recording artist J.R. Castillo, Kerosene Drifters collaborated for album #2 in songwriting with Lee Wenner and in the studio with cellist Jen Mulhern of Jenuine Cello at Cibolo Studios in San Antonio, TX. Stuart Sullivan of Wire Recording (Sublime, Jimmie Vaughan, Butthole Surfers) worked his mixing magic and Terra Nova Mastering finished up the project.
Kerosene Drifters have shared the stage with Reckless Kelly and Micky & the Motorcars, along with national airplay on REELZ channel for their music video “Barb’s Wired”. The couple have made numerous television and radio appearances, along with physical and online interviews. When they’re not traveling doing what they love, they are home hanging with their animals, cooking, enjoy being in nature, supporting fellow musicians and drinking good tequila.
About Jayson Starkey
Born in Houston, Texas and growing up in everything from big city Dallas to a country farm in North central Texas, Jayson Starkey has had the good fortune to be surrounded by a variety of musical perspectives his entire life. From early school art and music classes that afforded opportunities for him to arrange, conduct and coordinate the music for stage plays, to everyday exposures through the availability of the piano in his grandparents’ den and the constant sound of the jazz greats wafting from the radio in his grandfather’s garage. There was the ever-present rock influences of his uncle that are welded into his passions after losing that special relationship at an early age through a rare illness.
Starkey entered the local music scene as a solo artist in 2018, and never looked back. Playing venues in several states, including gigs at venues such as Love and War in Texas, Grady’s 66 Pub, Mill Street Tavern, JJ’s Alley and many more. Being so fortunate to have the opportunities to perform and share his songs with such talented area performers as Oliver White, Zack Jones, Aaron Gibson, Ben Brock, Dwight Hamlin and Ben Mckenzie just to list a few..
Inspired to create a collection of new songs, his latest originals will serve as the banner introduction of a recording future with the debut album set for release in November 2021.
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