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East Lonesome Drifters



  • Country & Western band
  • Superb repertoire of covers by acts such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Gram Parsons and Bob Dylan
  • Perform as a quintet comprising singer, pedal steel guitar, telecaster, acoustic/kick drum and bass guitar.


The band are based in North East London and regularly gig across London and the South East

Standard Set Times

  • Three 45 minute sets with 15 minute breaks

About this Act

East Lonesome Drifters are a five-piece homage to honky tonk, western swing, outlaw country and The Bakersfield Sound - with all the original energy and edge of electric bar bands from country’s classic era. Hailing from Pennsylvania USA, singer Crispy Cowboy gives authentic voice to the stories behind the songs - handpicked from the likes of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Bob Wills, Gram Parsons, Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, Steve Earle and many others. With three part harmonies, pedal steel, acoustic guitar, telecaster and bass (and the occasional washboard, piano, dobro and harmonica thrown in) East Lonesome Drifters lay claim to being the most authentic honky tonk barroom band in the UK.

With well over 100 gigs under their belts since 2014, East Lonesome Drifters have also played at UK festivals such as StowFest, Harlequin Festival and Wanstead Festival. Regulars at Soho’s Country Soul Sessions, in March 2016 the band played WIllie Nelson’s ‘Phases and Stages’ LP in it’s entirety and for the last three years have hosted an all-day 4th of July party in Stoke Newington.

Equally at home in bars and pubs across the south east or weddings, parties, festivals and corporate events, East Lonesome Drifters will put you in that scene in the movie, sitting on a bar stool somewhere between Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds!

Set List

Jambalaya - Hank Williams
Never Get Out This World - Hank Williams
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Wanted Man - Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison Blues- Johnny Cash
Streets Of Baltimore - Gram Parsons
California Cotton Fields - Gram Parsons
Sin City - Flying Burrito Bros
Crazy - Willie Nelson
On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
Bloody Mary Morning - Willie Nelson
Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
Working Man Blues - Merle Haggard
Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down - Merle Haggard
Dire Wolf - Grateful Dead
Tonight I'll Be Staying - Bob Dylan
It's The Bottle Talking - Bob Wills
Stay A Little Longer - Bob Wills
Lonesome Onry and Mean - Waylon Jennings
Are You Ready For The Country - Neil Young
Race Is On - George Jones
Bartender's Blues - George Jones
Close Up The Honky Tonk - Buck Owens
If You've Got The Money - Lefty Frizzell
Reuben James - Kenny Rogers
Hometown Blues - Steve Earle
London Homesick Blues - Gary P Nunn
Eastbound and Down - Jerry Reed
That's Alright Mama - Elvis


  • 5 piece band, US singer, pedal steel guitar, telecaster, acoustic/kick drum and bass guitar.


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