A focus on musicianship and the universal themes of love, loss and hard living define the staples of the Lowdown Drifters, given shape by vocalist Big John Cannon’s distinctive gritty roar. Merging the elements of older bands in 2015, this country / Americana quintet from Stanwood, WA centered around the love of honest and expressive songwriting, ala Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. Freshened by intonations of Ryan Bingham and Jason Isbell, this band strikes the right balance, sending crowds away satisfied!
Songwriters Cannon and guitarist Ryan Klein are anchored by the heartbeat rhythm section of Eric “E Rock” Gehrke and Galen Bailey, making heartbreak danceable. Songs that dive deeper than a Friday night tailgate draw comparisons to Sturgill Simpson, Whitey Morgan and Chris Stapleton. The Lowdown Strangers don’t stay strangers for long; they garner new fans wherever they play. Come make a few new friends at The Treehouse!