In Luckenbach Texas - "Where Everybody's Somebody!"
Deep in south Texas, there is an old Spanish term that has been around for ages called “Dale Shine.” Its literal translation means to “give it shine,” but in today’s slang style it simply means “give it gas” and/or “go for it.” Further up north, in Stephenville to be exact hails a band so heavily mired in that credo that their stages are nearly overrun with fans pressed hard up against the edges, eyes wide, hanging on every word. In the Americanized version, they call themselves Dolly Shine, and their “hell-bent for leather” performance attitude has reigned in music fans so fast over the last year that they have outgrown many a venue. Live music is king in this particular region of the US, and when Dolly Shine walks onto the stage, it is immediately clear to everyone in the room that they have come to play.
The Lowdown Drifters are a country band formed in Washington State in 2015 by vocalist John Cannon and guitarist Ryan Klein prior to moving to Fort Worth, TX where they are currently based. The Drifters began building a fan base and core group of original songs leading up to the 2016 release of their first album Wood & Water which was followed by 2019 and 2020 releases cementing their sound as a mix of country, folk and rock influences.